Stalk Devastator Accelerates Residue Breakdown
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.
THE DEVASTATOR DIFFERENCE: HOW IT WORKS
- 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.
- 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 or tillage equipment that follow—saving them from damage. Each roller unit covers 2 to 3 rows.
- THE DEVASTATOR DIFFERENCE: The Devastator does more than stalk stomping. Flat steel bars are welded to the stalk rollers that crimp and split cornstalks, clearing the way for increased microbial breakdown over the fall and winter months. The root balls remain attached, so residue stays put vs. blowing out of your field.