"The Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator we have on our Drago corn head not only saves the tires on our equipment, it provides better residue breakdown. The Devastator performs better than our old stalk stompers at getting the stalks cracked and in touch with the ground. It has improved planting conditions for our no-till beans and strip-till corn-on-corn.
"The Devastator has also proven very durable compared to our previous stalk stompers. And the rollers were easy to install—it took two people just a couple hours to complete."
Jon Strickler, IL
Today’s hybrid cornstalks cut into rubber tires and tracks on combines, tractors, and grain carts during harvest. With combine tire replacements costing up to $16,000 for the fronts and $4,000 for the rears, it's easy to see how the damage impacts your profitability.
The Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator protects your investment. Its spring-loaded steel rollers attach to the bottom of the corn head. These rollers knock down and crimp stalks ahead of combine tires, preventing damage to equipment running both during and after harvest.
On top of saving equipment from stalk damage, the Devastator is a residue management tool that improves field conditions for the next planting season.
Not only does the Devastator roll down cornstalks, it also crimps them—something stomper-style attachments don’t do. Nutrients from the broken stalks are released into the ground, jump-starting faster microbial activity.
The faster breakdown that starts with the Devastator allows growers with conventional corn heads to get the results of residue breakdown without switching to more expensive, higher-horsepower chopping corn heads. And stalk breakdown saves you from making vertical tillage and stalk-chopping passes, increasing your profitability and ROI.
Beck’s Practical Farm Research provides unbiased, farmer-focused research through studies conducted across the Midwest. After a three-year study concluding in 2017, the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator earned the designation of PFR Proven. According to Beck’s, “a product or practice is designated as PFR Proven if it has provided a positive yield increase during three or more years of testing and averages a positive return on investment (products only) during that time.”
The study compared the Yetter Stalk Devastator with other stalk stomping and harvest residue management products on the market. The average yield improvement for the Stalk Devastator was +3.3 bu./acre in no-till systems and +9.3 bu./acre in conventional till systems.*
*Please remember yield results vary based on many factors each year. Always consider your unique operation when deciding what equipment to invest in. Data found here is only a starting point.