SQUARE BALE CARRIER Model 4480 XD

Square Bale Carrier
WITH YEARS OF ON-FARM TESTING AND REFINEMENTS THE FARM KING 4480XD SQUARE BALE CARRIER OFFERS SIMPLIFIED OPERATION AND AN INTUITIVE DISPLAY.

The Farm King 4480XD Square Bale Carrier improves it’s capacity with 9 4'x4', 20 3'x4' and 24 3'x3' bales picked per load. With full customization and the quarter turn option you can configure it to perform to your operation’s needs. The 4480XD features a host of new innovations and technology designed to increase efficiency, maximize durability and minimize bale damage.

Model 4480 XD
Maximum Load 25,000 lb. (11,300 kg)
Bale Length 8’ (2.4 m)
Deck Length 34' (10.36 m)
Overall Length 42' 8" (13 m)
Overall Width 13’ 10” (4.2 m)
Transport Width 10' 2" (3.1 m)
Weight 9,485 lb (4,302 kg)

Features

STRUCTURE
The Farm King 4480XD square bale mover features a heavy-duty undercarriage and 4" x 8" beams to support heavy loads under stress. The 4480XD also has eight bolt heavy-duty wheels. The tandem walking beam axles reinforce the overall stability and structural integrity.
UNLOADING
Unloading is quick and easy thanks to the innovative design of the carrier. The rear deck tilts backward, resting the back half of the load on the ground. Move the carrier forward and return the tilt deck to the neutral position. Push the remaining bales to the back of the carrier and repeat the process.
STACKING
The bales are stacked in tight rows. The strings are not touching the ground, which prevents prolonged exposure to surface moisture. As settling occurs, the bales rest together in a structurally sound stack.
REDUCE STRESS
The beams on the carrier deck have been covered with a special graphite coating that allows the bales to slide with minimal effort.
BALE PUSHER
After bales are lifted onto the deck, a pusher powered by two hydraulic motors moves the bales rearward. If the pusher senses resistance from a heavier-than average bale during regular operation, it automatically shifts to ‘low’ for five seconds to provide more power to push the bale. If the bale will not move, a sensor sends a message to the monitor to alert the operator. The sensor on the pusher motor counts revolutions to efficiently measure the pushback distance.
CHAIN
The chain that powers the pusher is recessed beneath the beams so the weight of the bale is never resting fully on the chain, minimizing bale stress and limiting the chance of string breakage.
HYDRAULICS
The bale carrier automatically adjusts its hydraulic configuration to correspond with the hydraulic system on the tractor, as selected by the operator. The bale carrier is compatible with open-center, closed-center, or load-sensing closed-center hydraulic systems.
CARRIER ARM
The reinforced carrier arm enhances the structural integrity of the machine. Hydraulic hoses and electronic sensors have been positioned to avoid being pinched or damaged by moving parts.

A hand-held control and a system monitor are responsible for programming and operating the Farm King 4480XD Square Bale Carrier. The hand-held control activates the pickup arm and initializes the pickup sequence and operates the pusher and tilt deck.

SYSTEM MONITOR

Shipped from the factory with default settings and preset bale sizes, the bale carrier is ready for operation once the operator indicates the type of hydraulics the operating tractor is using. The carrier adjusts its hydraulic operation to match that of the tractor.

HAND-HELD CONTROL

The hand-held control connects to the in-cab harness, which is compatible with the standard 3-tab accessory port on most tractors. The wiring harness is designed to make connections to the power supply and components virtually fool-proof. To initiate the sequence, press the “start” button when the bale is within the grab arm of the carrier. The grab arm squeezes the sides of the bale then gently lifts the bale off the ground. When the arm reaches a preset height, it rotates 90 degrees and sets the bale on the carrier deck. The arm then returns to the neutral or “home” position.

Designed to be intuitive and straightforward, the main menu offers four options, selected by buttons located next to the screen: AUTO MODE, CALIBRATE, DIAGNOSTIC, and MANUALS.

AUTO
The operator simply chooses from one of the preset bale sizes listed on the monitor and indicates preference of single- or double-row stacking.

CALIBRATE
Every operator has a different set of requirements and the 4480XD Square Bale Carrier has several customization options. On the monitor, the operator can set grab arm approach height, squeeze pressure and lift height. A pressure status bar on the monitor allows for quick fine- tuning and customization, and three memory slots are available for various bale sizes.

DIAGNOSTIC
The carrier features a diagnostic mode that provides the status of seven sensors strategically placed throughout the machine. When the machine is in its neutral, or "Home" position, a quick check of all seven sensors will indicate that the machine is ready to use, or specify which area of the carrier needs attention.

MANUAL
This mode allows the operator to manually operate each function of the bale carrier, which is useful for picking up a bale that is heavier than the others, or is a different size.

1\4 TURN FEATURE
The 1/4 turn feature allows the choice on how bales are placed for storage or transport, with minimal effort bales can be placed on or off strings. When selected the 1/4 turn flip arms are activated on the bed of the carrier itself. The bales are placed on the loading zone prior to the pusher arm moving them rearward.

Manuals

Model 4480XD Date Posted
Operator and Parts - 2018 March 2018
Operator and Parts - 2017 January 2017
Model 4480 Date Posted
Operator and Parts - 2015 January 2015
Operator and Parts - 2014 December 2014
Operator and Parts - 2011 April 2011

Manuals: Past Models

Model 4500 Date Posted
Operator and Parts - 2009 August 2012
Inland Hayliner 4000 Date Posted
Operator and Parts - 2003 July 2013