Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile    Log inLog in 

Old John Deere 550 round baler


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
DiffLock
New User


Joined: 02 Nov 2018
Posts: 19


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:17 am    Post subject: Old John Deere 550 round baler Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just noticed an old John Deere 550 round baler for sale here (I'm in Australia).

I've tried to look up the specs on this model but they are hard to come by. Has anyone else come across this model before?

From what I found I think this may be a European model from late 80's/early 90's, with variable chamber making 6' x 4' bales? Is this correct?

Thanks for any thoughts!
Fred.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Roger in Iowa
Tractor Expert


Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 2968
Location: Ottumwa, Iowa

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Old John Deere 550 round baler Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Has to be an European model. If parts carry an E or AE in front of numbers, they are USA part numbers.

Sorry, I don't know specs on the model.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
DiffLock
New User


Joined: 02 Nov 2018
Posts: 19


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:07 am    Post subject: Re: Old John Deere 550 round baler Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Roger in Iowa wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:54:57 09/11/19)
Has to be an European model. If parts carry an E or AE in front of numbers, they are USA part numbers.

Sorry, I don't know specs on the model.


Thanks for the reply Roger.

Looks like here in Australia we get both USA and European built John Deere machines.

I've done some more research on the JD 550 which I will post here in case it might help anyone else at a later date.

I found the technical and operator manuals for sale and on the covers they say "John Deere Arc-les-Gray", which would make it a French built model.

The parts catalogue is PC3179.

The technical manual is TM3265. The early editions covered the 540, 545 and 550 balers. The newer editions also cover the 570, 580 and 590 balers.

There are multiple operator manuals (depending on serial number) - OMCC27550, OMCC30333 and OMCC33477.

I also found quite a few for sale on European machinery sales site which stated manufacturing dates between 1985 and 1994, some with narrow pickup, others with wide pickup, some with net wrap, but most only with twine. Bale diameter max 180cm (6 foot). Some had pictures of the serial plate, which confirmed they were made in France. Some also noted min power requirement of 44kW (59hp).
 
Back to top
View user's profile
:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Implement Alley All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our fast shipping, low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

YT Home  |  Forums

Modern View Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters