Available as an option, StalkMaster provides ultimate stalk sizing by processing stalks smaller than stalk rolls allowing the operator to potentially eliminate second-pass operations, saving time, fuel, labor, and additional operating costs.
- Consistent sizing of corn stalks to speed up decomposition and provide soil protection from blowing wind and water runoff
- StalkMaster can be equipped with either intermeshing, opposed, or chopping stalk rolls
- Ultimate flexibility to chop or not chop when desired through a quick, no-tools-required disconnect feature
Each StalkMaster row-unit gearcase is equipped with two heat-treated and wear-coated rotating blades positioned below the stalk rolls. The blades can be reversed to extend their wear life. These blades cut stalk to size and distribute residue evenly throughout the row. If the blades encounter an obstruction they will swing backward, avoiding damage and interruption to harvest.
StalkMaster disconnect feature
The StalkMaster row-unit gearcase feature a no-tools-required disconnect. Each row has a lever on the right side of the gearcase to turn the function on or off in a matter of minutes if desired, allowing for lower fuel consumption.
A heavy-duty slip-clutch design protects the row-unit gearcase and the StalkMaster lower unit gearcase.
712C right-hand side and drive shaft
The gathering chains and stalk rolls for each row are enclosed to provide robust durability. Heavy-duty bearings along with O-ring seals improve serviceability.
Larger sprockets and chain
A continuous-loop chain allows higher loads and longer life by eliminating all connector links and half links. The large-diameter sprockets along with a large 38-mm (1.50-in.) transverse hex back shaft and row-unit shaft provide improved sprocket and chain.
Telescoping drive shaft
A telescoping drive shaft mounts to the splined feederhouse back shaft on all 50, 60, 70, W-, T-, C-, and S-Series Combines.
The coupler features an 8-degree index, allowing the customer to match the drive shaft splines without rotating the platform feederhouse.
Telescoping drive shafts can be retrofitted to earlier 90 Series and 40 Series Corn Heads.
Rubberized curtains Steel-protective shield
StalkMaster row units feature side- and rear-mounted rubberized curtains to optimize residue distribution. The right-hand side of the head has an additional shield to protect customers from protruding blades.