John Deere has long been the nation's largest manufacturer of personal, commercial and large industrial lawn and garden tractors, sorters and balers. John Deere introduced the original 430 lawn and garden tractor back in 1984 with a diesel engine. Providing the optimal horsepower for a tractor or baler is imperative to ensure longer life and prolonged use from your equipment.
The horsepower requirements for a John Deere 430 Series baler are at least 50 horsepower. Tractors and implements starting at 50 horsepower are labeled as Category 2 implements.
Power Take Off
Identifying horsepower requirements for any tractor requires you to calculate the PTO, or power take off rating needed for any attachment. Often, the power available to the power take off is less than that of the engine's overall horsepower.
Maximum Bale Weight
Using a 50-horsepower John Deere 430 baler, the maximum produced bale weight is 1,400 pounds.