Calmer chopping rolls compared to chopping corn head
We are considering trading our chopping Drago for a non chopping head installing Calmer upgrade. Tired of poor chopping last half of season with Drago. New knives don’t make a difference. Dependability should increase with non chopping head .
Have you ever thought about a rolling basket with notched blades on it? I have been using this the last 5 years and it is awesome on stalks!
Run two 12 row 612 Deeres. We like the calmers. On our second set now. Got 4 years 2000 acres/yr on first set. Maybe could've ran 5th but we...More
have had the calmer rolls on a JD hd for 5 yrs. works great less material going thru combine. easier to put on fall nh3 and chisel. gives...More
Do not need stalk stompers stalks are not sharp
Have you heard of Maya cornheads? I just bought one, excited to run it this fall. Check them out
Been running Gerringhoff NorthStar heads for 10+years. Three years ago put Calmer BT Choppers on both 12 row heads. Would never go back. ...More
Do you need that aggressive? I used to use a geringhoff rotodisk and switched to a northstar series. Has the knife to knife rolls on it like...More
We had a head needing replacement knife rolls. Went with Calmers as the price difference was insignificant. Do a nice job chopping up materi...More
We like the Calmers. Don’t chop like a Deere chopping head but way better that Deere knife rolls. A good compromise for the cost. We also...More
From what I have heard the 360 rolls are longer lasting then Calmer and do a better job.
Thanks for all the comments. Sounds like most agree that the Calmer rolls will cut stalks , but longevity is an issue. We had very high cost...More
We bought calmer knife rolls in 2014 and used them for five corn harvests and they do a great job! Installed them ourselves also. The hardes...More
I had a six row Deere head with Calmer chopping rolls. Had approximately 2500 acres on them when I traded for an 8 row. They were still doin...More
We had them on our old head. Did a good job but when it came time to replace them a lot had to be cut off. That problem was fixed I believ...More
Blowing wasn’t bad. Worse was they would float when water would pond, then the wind would blow them to one side of the lake. When the water ...More
Do they blow over the winter if you don't do any tillage?
I was not a fan of calmer rolls they seem to ware out to fast for me
What about the 360 chain rolls instead of calmer? Haven’t heard anybody compare the two.