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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 crimping 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 crimps stalks for faster decomposition and microbial breakdown of residue
  • Preserves residue cover, reducing soil erosion and keeping stalks in place in windy conditions  
  • Quick and easy to install with mounting kits for most corn head models
  • Features spring-loaded down pressure
  • Solid steel construction ensures reliability and durability
  • Will not interfere with most head cart trailers
  • Rollers can be locked up for transport or when not in use

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Specs

  • Rollers cover 2 or 3 rows depending on width and spacing of corn head
  • Models available for non-chopping and chopping corn heads with 20" thru 30" row spacing
  • 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
  • Average weight per row: 120 lbs.

 

 

Devastator Model No.

Description

Corn Head Model

Devastator Type

Est. Weight

CASE IH

5000-013B

6-Row

1063

Compression Spring

657 lbs.

5000-009C^

6-Row

2206

Compression Spring

682 lbs.

5000-005B^

6-Row

3206/ 3406

Compression Spring

657 lbs.

5000-029B^

6-Row

4406

Compression Spring

682 lbs.

5000-014C

8-Row

1083

Compression Spring

922 lbs.

5000-010C^

8-Row

2208/2408

Compression Spring

922 lbs.

5000-006C^

8-Row

3208/3408

Compression Spring

960 lbs.

5000-030C^

8-Row

4408 (2018 and older)

Compression Spring

922 lbs.

5000-019C^

12-Row

2412/3412

Compression Spring

1,317 lbs.

5000-032C^

12-Row

4412, Rigid and Folding

Compression Spring

1,357 lbs.

5000-036^

8-Row

4408, Folding

Compression Spring

1,017 lbs.

5000-038A^

8-Row 

4408 (2019 and newer)

Compression Spring

892 lbs.

5000-042B-CNH

12-Row

2212/2412/3212/3412, Rigid Corn Metering

Torsion Pivot

725 lbs.

5000-046B-CNH

12-Row

2212/2412/3212/3412, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

650 lbs.

5000-060C

6-Row

2606/4206/4406 Chopping, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

490 lbs.

5000-061C

8-Row

2608/4208/4408 Chopping, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

652 lbs.

5000-062C

12-Row

2612/4412/4412F Chopping, Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

932 lbs.

5000-063C

12-Row

4412 Chopping, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

722 lbs.

CHALLENGER

5000-023C

6-Row

CH630

Compression Spring

767 lbs.

5000-024C

8-Row

CH830

Compression Spring

1,047 lbs.

 DRAGO

 5000-007D

6-row

630

Compression Spring

682 lbs.

5000-017D

8-Row

830

Compression Spring

922 lbs.

5000-018D

12-Row

1230

Compression Spring

1,307 lbs.

5000-050C

6-Row

6R30 Drago GT (Non-chopping head)

Torsion Pivot

597 lbs.

5000-051C

8-Row

8R30 Drago GT (Non-chopping head)

Torsion Pivot

827 lbs.

5000-052C

12-Row

12R30 Drago GT, Rigid and Folding (Non-chopping head)

Torsion Pivot

1,037 lbs.

5000-053B

16-Row

16R30 Drago GT (Non-chopping head)

Torsion Pivot

1,600 lbs.

5000-054A

18-Row

18R20 Drago GT

Torsion Pivot

990 lbs.

5000-055A

18-Row

18R22 Drago GT

Torsion Pivot

1,050 lbs.

5000-056

12-Row

12R20 Drago GT

Torsion Pivot

863 lbs.

 FANTINI

5000-031C

  8-Row

Fantini

Compression Spring

1,070 lbs.

GERINGHOFF

5000-021C^

  6-Row

6R30 Geringhoff

Compression Spring

647 lbs.

5000-015C

  8-Row

8R30 Geringhoff

Compression Spring

912 lbs.

5000-016C^

12-Row

12R30 Geringhoff

Compression Spring

1,307 lbs.

5000-037^

8-Row

8R30 Folding Geringhoff

Compression Spring

1,067 lbs.

5000-040A-GER

6-Row

6R30 Geringhoff (all models except Freedom)

Torsion Pivot

592 lbs.

5000-041A-GER

8-Row

8R30 Geringhoff (all models except Freedom)

Torsion Pivot

772 lbs.

5000-042A-GER

12-Row

12R20 Geringhoff (all models except Freedom)

Torsion Pivot

812 lbs.

5000-044A-GER

12-Row

12R30 Geringhoff (all models except Freedom), Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

1,052 lbs.

5000-045A-GER

18-Row

18R20 Geringhoff (all models except Freedom), Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

1,132 lbs.

5000-046A-GER

12-Row

12R22 Geringhoff (all models except Freedom)

Torsion Pivot

737 lbs.

5000-047A-GER

18-Row

18R22 Geringhoff (all models except Freedom), Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

1,177 lbs.

 GLEANER

5000-023C^

6-Row

Gleaner 3000 or Hugger 630 (1988 and newer)

Compression Spring

767 lbs.

5000-024C^

8-Row

Gleaner 3000 or Hugger 830 (1988 and newer)

Compression Spring

1,047 lbs.

5000-035A^

8-Row

3308, AGCO

Compression Spring

1,022 lbs.

5000-039^

12-Row

3312, AGCO

Compression Spring

1,293 lbs.

 JOHN DEERE

5000-025D

6-Row

643/693/606/706/C6R & 612/712 wheel tracks only

Compression Spring

657 lbs.

5000-026D

8-Row

608/708/843/893/C8R

Compression Spring

932 lbs.

5000-027D

12-Row

612/712/1243/1293/C12R & C12F

Compression Spring

1,382 lbs.

5000-034C

12-Row

612/712, Folding

Compression Spring

1,272 lbs.

5000-028D

16-Row

616/716 & C16R, Rigid

Compression Spring

1,850 lbs.

5000-040C

6-Row

606C/706C/C6R STALKMASTER™

Torsion Pivot

532 lbs.

5000-041C

8-Row

608C/708C/C8R STALKMASTER™

Torsion Pivot

682 lbs.

5000-042C

12-Row

612C/712C/C12R/1290 STALKMASTER™

Torsion Pivot

722 lbs.

5000-044C

12-Row

612C/712C/C12R STALKMASTER™, Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

932 lbs.

5000-045C

18-Row

618C/718C/C18R STALKMASTER™, Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

982 lbs.

5000-046C

12-Row

612C/712C/C12R STALKMASTER™

Torsion Pivot

707 lbs.

5000-047C

18-Row

618C/718C/C18R STALKMASTER™, Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

1,027 lbs.

5000-048

8-Row

608C/708F/C8F, Folding

Torsion Pivot

840 lbs.

5000-091

6-Row

644/694/606/706/C6R (Wide)

Torsion Pivot

618 lbs.

5000-092

8-Row

844/894/608/708/C8R (Wide)

Torsion Pivot

824 lbs.

5000-093

12-Row

1244/1294/612/712/C12R (Wide)

Torsion Pivot

1,236 lbs.

LEXION/CAPELLO

5000-033B

  8-Row

C508-30

Compression Spring

907 lbs.

5000-022C

12-Row

C512-30, Rigid & Folding

Compression Spring

1,372 lbs.

MASSEY FERGUSON

5000-023C

6-Row

3000 (1988 and newer)

Compression Spring

767 lbs.

5000-024C

8-Row

3000 (1988 and newer)

Compression Spring

1,047 lbs.

 NEW HOLLAND

5000-009C

6-Row

96C/98C/996

Compression Spring

682 lbs.

5000-005B

6-Row

98D

Compression Spring

657 lbs.

5000-029B

6-Row

980CR

Compression Spring

682 lbs.

5000-006C

8-Row

98D

Compression Spring

960 lbs.

5000-010C

8-Row

96C/98C/996

Compression Spring

922 lbs.

5000-030C

8-Row

980CR (2018 and older)

Compression Spring

922 lbs.

5000-019C

12-Row

98C/98D/996

Compression Spring

1,317 lbs.

5000-032C

12-Row

980, Rigid & Folding

Compression Spring

1,357 lbs.

5000-042B-CNH

12-Row

96C/996/98D, Rigid Corn Metering

Torsion Pivot

725 lbs.

5000-046B-CNH

12-Row

96C/996/98D, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

650 lbs.

5000-060C

6-Row

99C/980CR Chopping, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

490 lbs.

5000-061C

8-Row

99C/980CR Chopping, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

652 lbs.

5000-062C

12-Row

99C/980CF/980CR Chopping, Rigid and Folding

Torsion Pivot

932 lbs.

5000-063C

12-Row

9212 Chopping, Rigid

Torsion Pivot

722 lbs.

 

5000-080 Extension Kit for use with chopping rolls, John Deere RowMax, Calmer BT, Geringhoff XDC, or 360 CHAINROLLS. Moves location of rollers back 5" (requires two per roller). Order for John Deere 5000-025 through -034 Kits prior to model year 2024 and for the above models noted with ^. Call Yetter Sales Department at 800.447.5777 with questions.

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5000-081, 5000-083 and 5000-084 Accessory Kits

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5000 Stalk Devastator- Various Models for Case IH, John Deere, Drago & Geringhoff

 

Case IH installation video

 

John Deere installation video

 

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

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Corn Stalk Roller for 6-, 8-, 12-, & 18-Row John Deere 606C/706C, 608C/708C, 612C/712C, 618C/718C Stalkmasters & 1290 Corn Heads; Geringhoff Chopping/20",22" & 30"; Case 2212/ 2412/3212/3412; New Holland NH96C/996/98D; Calmer /Lexion and Capello Non-Chopping

 

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No More Tire Damage

“I first started using Yetter Stalk Devastators in 2017 on a John Deere 8-row corn head. Using them, we have been able to no-till into cornstalks and have no more tire damage from Bt variety stalks. The Devastators work so well that I will not go to shell corn without them.”

John Lorentzen • MO

Using Devastator for residue management

Ohio-State-testimonial

Ohio State Precision Ag • OH

I'll take my Devastators over a chopping head any day!

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Facebook Testimonials •

Devastator works awesome

Michael-Harmon-testimonial

Michael Harmon • IA

Excited about what stalks look like after pass with Devastator

Kyle-Meece-testimonial

Kyle Meece • IL

Reduces stubble and damage to tires

Jon-Robnett-testimonial

Jon Robnett • MO

Devastator breaks down stalks to get nutrients in the ground quicker

Jerry-Seuntjens-testimonial

Jerry Seuntjens • IA

Devastator saves tires, tears open stalks, and requires no extra horsepower

Eric-Reichmuth-testimonial

Eric Reichmuth • NE

Devastator works great

Curt-Kajer-Brady-Bishop-testimonial

Curt Kajer • IA

Devastator advances stalk breakdown for better seedbed

Dan-Maggart-testimonial

Dan Maggart • IL

Devastator does a nice job

Chad-Colby-testimonial

Chad E. Colby • IL

I'll never have a corn head without a Devastator!

Brady-Bishop-testimonial

Brady Bishop • IN

Dependable performance and tire protection from the Devastator

Baker Precision testimonial

Baker-Precision-testimonial

Baker Precision • IL

Devastator protects tires

Werner Farms testimonial

Werner Farms • IN

Devastator accelerates stalk breakdown

Beck's Hybrids testimonial

 

Beck's Hybrids • IN

The Devastator has improved planting conditions for our no-till beans and strip-till corn-on-corn

"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

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

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

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

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

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

5000 Stalk Devastator Tire Protection

Tire Protection from the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator
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5000 Stalk Devastator In-Field Advantage

The In-Field Advantage of the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator
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5000 Stalk Devastator™ Highlight Reel - 2022

Our latest Devastator action footage with features and benefits callouts.

5000 Stalk Devastator™ - Adjustment & Maintenance

We review 6 helpful tips to optimize the performance of both your corn head and your Devastators during harvest.

5000 Stalk Devastator - An In-Depth Look

Action footage, side-by-side field comparisons, and testimonials from farmers. (2019)

5000 Stalk Devastator™ - Torsion Install Guide

Learn how to correctly install our torsion-mount 5000 Stalk Devastator on a John Deere corn head in this step-by-step guide with Field Service Specialist Jeff Coplan.

5000 Stalk Devastator | Beck™s PFR Report

PFR Innovation Lead Jason Webster visited Iowa farmer Jim Lensch in 2015 to conduct residue management trials.

The 5000 Stalk Devastator can be installed on most corn head models. Once installed on the corn head, the Stalk Devastator will also fit on the majority of head cart makes and models. Some modifications may be necessary to ensure a proper fit. Choose your combine head width below and view some examples of the Stalk Devastator/head cart compatibility.

Our sales and support team are here to answer any questions you have about installing the Devastator and transporting it on your specific head cart make and model.

Unverferth HT25 | John Deere 608C

EZ Trail 672 | John Deere 893

EZ Trail 680 | Case IH 2208

EZ Trail 680 | Case IH 2208

EZ Trail 680 | Case IH 2208

Unverferth HT25 | John Deere 608C

Unverferth HT25 | John Deere 608C

Unverferth HT30 | John Deere 612C

Unverferth 530 | John Deere 612C

Unverferth HT30 | Drago Series II

B B | Claas 12-30

Unverferth HT 30 | John Deere 612 C

Unverferth HT 30 | John Deere 612 C

EZ Trail High Speed | Lexion Head

EZ Trail High Speed | Lexion Head

Woodworth 32' | John Deere 612C

Maurer M32 | John Deere 612

Unverferth HT 30 | John Deere 612 C

Yetter 32' | John Deere 712 FC

Yetter 32' | John Deere 712 FC

Yetter 32' | John Deere 712 FC

Yetter 32' | John Deere 712 FC

Maurer M42 | John Deere 716C

Maurer M42 | John Deere 716C

Yetter 38' | Case IH 4412

Yetter 38' | Case IH 4412

Yetter 38' | Case IH 4412

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