328 and 338 Square Balers(943001-      )

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Section : 05 - Safety

Recognize Safety Information
Understand Signal Words
Follow Safety Instructions
Operate Baler Safely
Keep Riders Off Machine
Prepare For Emergencies
Fire Prevention
In Case of Fire
Wear Protective Clothing
Handle Chemical Products Safely
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Use Safety Lights and Devices
Use a Safety Chain
Tow Loads Safely
Practice Safe Maintenance
Remove Paint Before Welding or Heating
Avoid Heating Near Pressurized Fluid Lines
Avoid High-Pressure Fluids
Dispose of Waste Properly
Safety Signs

Section : 10 - Preparing the Tractor

Tractor PTO Speed
Checking Ballast, Wheel Spacing, and Tire Inflation
Adjusting Drawbar
Attaching Hitch to Drawbar-3-Joint
Attaching Hitch to Drawbar-2-Joint

Section : 15 - Preparing the Baler

Breaking-in the Baler
Storing Jackstand
Positioning Tongue
Attaching Hydraulic Tongue Positioning Cylinder
Selecting Correct Twine and Wire
Loading Twine Box (338)
Loading Twine Box (328)
Using Modified Square Knot-Sisal Twine
Using Sheet Bend Knot-Plastic Twine
Threading Right Hand Needle (338)
Threading Left Hand Needle (338)
Threading Needles (328)
Loading Wire Box (338)
Loading Wire Box (328)
Threading Needles-Wire Baler
Tire Inflation Pressures

Section : 20 - Attaching and Detaching

Attaching Baler to 540 RPM PTO
Adjusting Tractor Drawbar
Attaching Baler to Tractor
Attaching to Tractor Hydraulic System
Attaching and Detaching PTO Sliding Collar Driveline

Section : 25 - Transporting

Positioning Tongue Manually
Positioning Tongue Hydraulically
Preparing Baler for Transport
Follow Safe Transport Procedures
Keep Riders Off Machine

Section : 30 - Operating the Baler

Starting and Operating the Baler
Crop Preparation
Keep Riders Off Machine
Selecting Correct Direction of Travel
Understanding the Tying Cycle
Understanding the Twisting Cycle
Adjusting Bale Length
Adjusting Compressor Rods
Removing Compressor Rods
Adjusting Twine Tension (338)
Adjusting Twine Tension (328)
Checking Twine Knot Strength
Adjusting Feeder Fingers
Replacing Flywheel Shear Bolt
Replacing Knotter and Needle Drive Shear Bolt
Adjusting Bale Weight
Adjusting Bale Weight with Hydraulic Bale Tension
Adjusting Height of Pickup Teeth
Adjusting Height of Pickup Teeth with Optional Hydraulic Lift
Adjusting Gauge Wheel Height

Section : 35 - Attachments

Bale Counter
42 Bale Ejector
Pickup Gauge Wheel
Sisal Billhook
Side-Drop Bale Chute
Wagon Hitch
Bale Chute and Extension
Side Hay Resisters
Hydraulic Bale Tension
Bracket for Hydraulic Tongue Positioning for Three-Joint Powershaft
Hydraulic Cylinder Bundle
Hydraulic Pickup Lift
Auxiliary Lighting Equipment
Wagon Hitch Release

Section : 40 - Lubrication and Maintenance

Multiluber Grease
Hydraulic Oil
Gear Case Oil
Alternative and Synthetic Lubricants
Observe Lubrication Symbols
Perform Lubrication and Maintenance
Fire Prevention
Every 10 Hours
Every 100 Hours
Each Season
As Required

Section : 45 - Troubleshooting

Knotter Mechanism Troubleshooting Illustrations
Knotter Mechanism Troubleshooting
Twister Mechanism Troubleshooting Illustrations
Twister Mechanism Troubleshooting
Bale Weight Incorrect
Bale Not Uniform
Pickup Difficulties
Feeding Difficulties
Power Drive Difficulties
Shear Bolt Difficulties
Multiluber Difficulties

Section : 50 - Service

Detailed Service Information-Use TM1243 (Available in English Only)
Practice Safe Service Procedures
Fire Prevention
Keep Service Area Clean
Service Tires Safely
Placing Needles in Home Position
Timing the Baler
Adjusting Bale Measuring Control
Adjusting Crank Stop
Adjusting Knotter Drive Brake
Adjusting Needle Frame and Needle Link-Twine Baler
Adjusting Needles-Twine Baler
Adjusting Twine Holder
Adjusting Tucker Fingers
Adjusting Knife Arm
Replacing Knife and Wiper Plate
Adjusting Knotter Gears
Removing Knotter Assembly
Replacing Billhook Cam
Multi-Twine and Sisal Billhooks
Adjusting Twine Disk
Adjusting Billhook Tongue
Adjusting Needles-Wire Baler
Adjusting Needle Lift Link-Wire Baler
Adjusting Wire Guides
Adjusting Grippers
Adjusting Twister Hooks
Adjusting Bevel Gear and Pinion
Adjusting Intermittent Drive Gear-Wire Baler
Adjusting Feeder Finger and Main Drive Chains
Adjusting Slip Clutch
Adjusting Pickup Flotation
Adjusting Auger Drive Belt
Adjusting Bale Counter
Adjusting Plungerhead
Adjusting Stationary Knife
Adjusting Hydraulic Bale Tension Pump Chain (If Equipped)
Checking Multi-Luber (Optional)
Broken Oil Lines

Section : 55 - Storage

Storing Baler (End of Season)
Removing Baler from Storage (Beginning of Season)

Section : 60 - Specifications

328 and 338 Square Baler Specifications1
Machine Weights
Keep Machines Secure
Keep Proof of Ownership

Section : SLIT - John Deere Service Literature Available

Technical Information

Section : IBC - John Deere Service Keeps You On The Job

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