Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator
New Stubble Solution From Yetter Prevents Tire and Track Damage and Limits Downtime*
With the price of tires and tracks at an all-time
high, producers are looking for ways to make them last longer. The new
Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator is a solution to premature tire/track wear
and damage caused by crop stubble.
"Today's hybrids are designed
to resist disease, insects, and wind, but the tough stalks are
destroying tires. This leads to downtime and expensive replacement,"
said Jim Lascelles, service manager at Yetter Farm Equipment.
The rollers on the Yetter 5000
Stalk Devastator push stalks over, crushing them, which allows
tires/tracks to easily roll over the stalk without damage.
Apart from protecting equipment, stalk-crushing has other benefits. With each pass through the field, the 5000 Stalk Devastator knocks stubble over while leaving the stalk attached with roots partially broken. That means they won't blow away—maintaining erosion-preventing and moisture-conserving residue on the soil surface. The crushed stalks, when knocked over, have more contact with the soil than if left standing, facilitating quicker plant tissue breakdown.
The solid steel design of the 5000 Stalk Devastator is quick and easy to install, with mounting kits for most corn head models. It is designed to not interfere with most header transport carts.
"As tire manufacturers reduce warranty coverage due to stubble damage, the 5000 Stalk Devastator ensures you get the full lifetime performance and reliability out of your tires," said Jim.