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Drawing of cornhead with the Yetter Devastator installedThe Yetter Stalk Devastator is a field-proven stalk roller designed to protect tracks and tires during harvest and speed up stalk residue breakdown. Unlike stomper-style attachments, Stalk Devastator rollers use flat steel bars that knock over and crimp stalks. This allows water and air to enter stalks, facilitating faster decomposition.

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REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS FOR REAL FARMERS

"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

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THE YETTER 5000 STALK DEVASTATOR™ IN ACTION

Combat Tough Cornstalks and Protect Tires

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.

WATCH THE DEVASTATOR ROLLERS KNOCK OVER AND CRIMP STALKS

BEYOND TIRE PROTECTION:

Stalk Devastator Accelerates Residue Breakdown

On top of saving tracks and tires 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. This allows air and water to enter stalks. 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.

THE DEVASTATOR DIFFERENCE: HOW IT WORKS

  1. Steel rollers mount underneath the combine corn head. The Stalk Devastator does not impact the way your corn head operates. As a roller attachment, it does not require extra horsepower to run.
  2. The spring-loaded rolling action of the Devastator knocks stalks to the ground and crimps them in front of the combine tires—and any tractors, tillage equipment, or trucks that follow—saving them from damage. Each roller unit covers 2 to 3 rows.
  3. THE DEVASTATOR DIFFERENCE: The Devastator does more than stalk stomping. Flat steel bars are welded to the stalk rollers that crimp and split cornstalks, jump-starting increased microbial breakdown over the fall and winter months. The root balls remain attached, so residue stays put vs. blowing out of your field. 

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DATA AND ROI

Beck’s Practical Farm Research provides unbiased, farmer-focused research through studies conducted across the Midwest. After a three-year study, the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator earned the designation of PFR Proven. A Beck's PFR Proven product or practice  provides a positive yield increase during three or more years of testing. Products must average a positive return on investment 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.* With fewer passes through fields, tire protection, and increased yields, the Devastator consistently delivers ROI. 

*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.

FITS MOST CORN HEAD BRANDS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Devastator installs on:

  • John Deere
  • Case IH
  • New Holland
  • Geringhoff
  • Drago/Drago GT
  • Claas/Lexion
  • AGCO/Gleaner/Challenger/Massey-Ferguson
DEVASTATOR MODEL CHART

Devastator models available for:

  • Chopping corn heads
  • Non-chopping corn heads
  • Narrow row spacing
  • Wide row spacing

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