5000 Stalk Devastator™ Stalk Roller Attachment

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Overview

Today’s hybrids develop tough stalks that can destroy expensive tires and tracks on equipment. The 5000 Stalk Devastator™ saves tires and tracks by knocking over and crushing stalks while leaving them attached, speeding up the cornstalk breakdown process and improving field conditions for spring planting.

Features

  • Prevents damage to tires, tracks, wires, and hydraulic hoses on combines, trucks, tractors, and implements
  • Knocks over and crushes stalks for faster decomposition and microbial breakdown of residue
  • Preserves residue cover, reducing soil erosion and keeping stalks in place in windy conditions  
  • Is quick and easy to install with mounting kits for most corn head models
  • Features spring-loaded, adjustable down pressure
  • Solid steel construction ensures reliability and durability
  • Will not interfere with most head cart trailers
  • Rollers can be locked up for transport of head or when not in use

*Patented

Specs

  • Rollers cover 2 or 3 rows depending on width and spacing of corn head
  • Models available for non-chopping corn heads with 30" row spacing
  • Adjustable down pressure provided by two 1/2" diameter coil compression springs
  • Each roller section is equipped with two 1 1/4" square-bore, heavy-duty, non-relubricable, triple-lip sealed, single-row ball bearings on each end
  • 1 1/4" x 6" long traction bars maintain roller rotation and crimping of the cornstalks, preventing any slippage; four per row
  • Helical-formed 5/8" diameter x 17" long bar, welded on to stalk roller; four per row
  • Rollers constructed of round tubing, 4 1/2" diameter x 3/8" wall thickness
  • Average weight per row: 120 lbs.

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Flyer

Download file: 5000-Stalk_Devastator.pdf

Model No.

Description

Corn Head Model

Est. Weight

CASE IH

5000-013A

6-Row

1063

687 lbs.

5000-009A

6-Row

2206

702 lbs.

5000-005A

6-Row

3206/ 3406

697 lbs.

5000-029A

6-Row

4406

682 lbs.

5000-014A

8-Row

1083

972 lbs.

5000-010A

8-Row

2208/2408

992 lbs.

5000-006A

8-Row

3208/3408

842 lbs.

5000-030A

8-Row

4408

897 lbs.

5000-019A

12-Row

2412/3412

1,407 lbs.

5000-032A

12-Row

4412 Rigid & Folding

1,302 lbs.

CHALLENGER

5000-023A

6-Row

CH630

752 lbs.

5000-024A

8-Row

CH830

1,082 lbs.

 DRAGO

 5000-007B   

6-row

630

712 lbs.

5000-017B

8-Row

830

1,082 lbs.

5000-018B

12-Row

1230

1,392 lbs.

 FANTINI

5000-031A

  8-Row

Fantini

1,070 lbs.

GERINGHOFF

5000-021A

  6-Row

630

687 lbs.

5000-015A

  8-Row

830

1,092 lbs.

5000-016A

12-Row

1230

1,467 lbs.

 GLEANER

5000-023A

6-Row

3000 or Hugger 630 (1988 & newer)

870 lbs.

5000-024A

8-Row

3000 or Hugger 830 (1988 & newer)

1,082 lbs.

5000-035

8-Row

3308

1,022 lbs.

 JOHN DEERE

5000-025A

6-Row

643/693/606C & 612C wheel tracks only

682 lbs.

5000-026A

8-Row

608C/843/893

987 lbs.

5000-027A

12-Row

612C/1243/1293

1,341 lbs.

5000-034

12-Row

612 FC “FOLDING”

1,372 lbs.

5000-028A

16-Row

616C

1,932 lbs.

LEXION

5000-033

  8-Row

C508-30

1,070 lbs.

5000-022A

12-Row

C512-30/Capello

1,362 lbs.

MASSSEY FERGUSON

5000-023A

6-Row

3000 (1988 & newer)

752 lbs.

5000-024A

8-Row

3000 (1988 & newer)

1,082 lbs.

 NEW HOLLAND

5000-009A

6-Row

96C/996

702 lbs.

5000-005A

6-Row

98D

697 lbs.

5000-029A

6-Row

980CR

682 lbs.

5000-006A

8-Row

98D

842 lbs.

5000-010A

8-Row

96C/98C/996

1,060 lbs.

5000-030A

8-Row

980CR

897 lbs.

5000-019A

12-Row

98C/98D/996

1,435 lbs.

5000-032A

12-Row

980CR Rigid & Folding

1,302 lbs.

5000 Series Stalk Devastator- Various models for CNH, John Deere, Drago & Geringhoff

Download file: 1492624109.pdf

Corn Stalk Roller for 12 Row Lexion C512-30 corn head

Download file: 1406055844.pdf

Corn Stalk Roller for 6 & 8 Row Gleaner 3000/3308 or Hugger 630/830 MF 3000 (1988 & newer)/Challenger CH630/830 Corn Head

JD Corn Head Models 643, 693, 606C, 612C (wheel tracks), 608C (2012 & Newer), 612C, and 616C

Download file: 1487099344.pdf

Fits models 4406 & 4408 Case IH corn heads

Download file: 1487711353.pdf

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Currently, Devastator models are only compatible with non-chopping heads.

Stalk Devastator leaves fields in impressive condition

Jim Ries used a chopping corn head for several years and was not impressed with the performance. Jim found that the chopping corn head required high maintenance and in-season costs, which led to downtime for repairs.

For the fall of 2014, Jim purchased the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator™ for his John Deere 612 12-row 30” conventional corn head. Impressed by the condition of the field after harvest and that the stalks did not blow around like they did when he used the chopping corn head, Jim is pleased with the Yetter setup compared to his previous setup.

Jim Ries • IA

Better seedbed with Stalk Devastator

Like many farmers, Dave Hunt has been plagued with stubble damage to his tires. He has faced this challenge with a new tool at his side—the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator™.

With the Devastator mounted on his eight-row corn head, Dave rolled and crushed 1,500 acres of strip-till cornstalks. “We felt like it was a good improvement over the traditional stalk stompers,” said Dave. “It prepared a better seedbed for our strip-till corn-on-corn. It left the field looking very good.”

He also felt it effectively preserved the residue cover: “We didn’t have any problems with stalks blowing, and we heard that can be a problem with some competitive products. It is a very well-made product.”

Dave Hunt • IL

It did a really nice job of laying the stalks over, crushing them, and starting the decay process

For harvest, Mike France used the 5000 Stalk Devastator™ attached to his corn head to knock over and crush corn stalks, testing its effectiveness for Yetter. “When Yetter came at the end of the harvest to take it off, I told them I wanted it back!” said Mike.

For his 2,200 acres of strip-till corn, Mike had previously used stalk stompers on his corn head to save the rear tires on his combine, but they only knocked down some of the rows, leaving others to damage his tires. The Stalk Devastator, however, knocked down all the rows. “It did a really nice job of laying the stalks over, crushing them, and starting the decay process,” explained Mike. “I saw the difference in the field in the spring.” And while in the course of the previous year he ruined a set of tires on his tractor, this year he saw no more than normal wear.

He also says that the Stalk Devastator fit easily into his harvest schedule. “Running the Stalk Devastator caused no delays or inconvenience at all.”

Mike France • IL

Devastator is the answer to tough corn stalks

“It’s the best purchase we made this year,” said Matt Blankenship of Pioneer Seed & Blankenship Farms, referring to the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator™. “Today’s corn stalks are so much tougher, but the Devastator was the answer I was looking for to plant into corn stalks.”

Matt had previous experience with several types of stalk stompers on his approximately 2,200 acres of corn, but this equipment never lasted more than one season before issues or problems arouse. “I was on the market for something better,” he said. When he first contacted Yetter, they didn’t have a Devastator that would fit his Geringhoff folding 12-row corn head, but Matt’s sales representative worked with him to help figure out a solution.

Matt also appreciates that the Devastator saves him money. “Tractor tires are so expensive. A couple years ago, I no-tilled soybeans into standing corn stalks and ruined a set of tires. With the Devastator, stubble damage on my tires is non-existent. The stalks are so bent over so there’s no way they could hurt the tires. The Devastator has worked so well it’s hard to believe anything could be better.”

Yetter now offers Devastator models for 6-, 8-, and 12-row Geringhoff, Drago, Claas/Lexion, and AGCO/Gleaner/Challenger/Massey-Ferguson.

Matt Blankenship • IL

Devastator clears the way for spring planting

David Dimmich and his son, Zachary, purchased a Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator™ for use during fall harvest on their farm in Indiana, about 100 miles south of Chicago. They plant no-till soybeans after corn and had frequently experienced problems with tire damage from standing stalks after harvest. The stalks also make it difficult to plant no-till soybeans the following spring.

“We didn’t want to buy equipment that would chop up the stalks and allow them to blow during winter and wash into low areas,” said David. “We wanted something to condition the fields, but not cut or tear out the stalks. In that regard, we were elated with the Devastator’s performance.”

David reports that the Stalk Devastator took very little time to prepare for transport. They made a few minor adjustments to mount it on their John Deere 1293 corn head, but now the Stalk Devastator fits very well.

David and Zachary received many comments from other farmers in the surrounding area who liked what they saw. “We’ll need to wait for the spring planting to say for sure, but the stalks were rolled down tightly without being dislodged, which we hope will make for less tire damage and easier planting next spring.”

David and Zachary Dimmich • IN

Devastators save tire wear on my primary tillage tractors

Next year, Mike Cline will be running Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastators™ on all three of his John Deere S680 12-row combines. They’ll cover 6,500 corn-on-corn acres, successfully knocking down stubble and preventing tire damage. “We really started seeing problems with premature tire damage—after only a year or two, our primary tillage tractors needed new tires,” Mike said. “The stalks are stiffer today, and we are combining a little early so the corn is greener.

“My Case IH dealer recommended the Devastators to me last year. We used them on two combines and they worked really great. The stalks lay down nicely; I got out and checked, and they were broken in a few places, so they stayed down. That helped with breakdown—the residue flowed easier when we made our tillage pass with the disc ripper, and we also had more breakdown over the winter.

“The Devastators installed really easily—after the first roller was on, we got both combines done in less than an hour and a half. I was worried they would be hard to get on the header carts, but that was easy, too—much better than other ski-style rollers I have tried.”

Michael Cline • IN

5000 Series Stalk Devastator™

5000 Series Stalk Devastator

5000 Yetter Stalk Devastator Stalk Strength Test

5000 Yetter Stalk Devastator Stalk Strength Test

5000 Stalk Devastator-FPS

5000 Stalk Devastator-FPS

5000 Stalk Devastator Instillation

5000 Stalk Devastator Instillation Video

5000 Stalk Devastator- Time Lapse Field Photos

5000 Stalk Devastator- Time Lapse Field Photos

Beck™s PFR Report | Yetter Stalk Devastator

Beck™s PFR Report | Yetter Stalk Devastator