Calmer BT Chopper® and Residue Management Upgrade Kits and Components for Gleaner Hugger & Massey Ferguson 3000 Series Corn Heads

Calmer BT Chopper® Upgrade Kit

Get MORE than you bargained for this fall with Calmer's BT Choppers® and Residue Management Upgrade Kits 

Follow Calmer's 3-step upgrade process to solve many of your corn head and reside management problems. 

Step 1. Install Calmer BT Chopper® Stalk Rolls 

Reliable and effective stalk rolls are critical to a top-performing corn head. Calmer’s BT Chopper® Stalk Rolls have a redesigned nose cone and a patented “open window” design in front to guarantee 100% traction of stalks and superior feeding in both standing and down corn. The 8 razor sharp knives on each roll cut, chop and shear cornstalks into more management pieces for accelerated decomposition. As a result, you’ll be able to more effectively manage residue during tillage and planting. 

Step 2. Install Calmer Multi-Zone Beveled Stripper Plates

The contour of Calmer Multi-Zone Beveled Stripper Plates emulates the butt of corn ear, which helps reduce butt shelling while simultaneously reducing trash intake by allowing husks and leaves to pass through the stripper plate gap onto the ground, not into the combine.

Don't pay the hefty price for a new OEM corn head when you can yield better results at a fraction of the cost by simply upgrading your current head with Calmer's patented BT Chopper® Replacement Stalk Rolls and Residue Management Upgrade Kits. With Calmer's patented revolving window in combination with 8 razor sharp knives, Calmer's BT Choppers® cut, chop and shear cornstalks into smaller, more manageable pieces for accelerated residue decomposition. 

Agronomic and Mechanical Advantages

Mechanical Advantages

  • Compatible with all Tillage Systems
  • 25% Less Hp Needed than with Chopping Heads
  • Superior Cornstalk Flow to Engagement
  • Better Ear Separation
  • Less Tire Wear
  • Less Butt Shelling
  • Increased Harvesting Speeds (Achieved through a combination of installing Calmer® products and proper combine settings)
  • Lower Spread Load 

Agronomic Advantages

  • Unmatched Residue Decomposition
  • Warmer Soils
  • Drier Soils
  • Increased Earthworm Populations
  • Reduced Nitrogen Penalty
  • Easier Planting
  • Higher Yields

For more information on our BT Choppers® or Residue Management Upgrade Kits, call us at
(309) 629-9000 or check-out our product brochure below.

"I farm with my brother-in-law. While I was installing the BT Chopper Rolls he would walk by and say "That's a hell of a lot of money, they had better work." After fall harvest and tillage, I asked him what he thought. He said "That was the best money I'd ever spent." In all the years he has done fall tillage it was the first year he did NOT plug-up once."

- Kevin Krumwiede, Ledyard, IA