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AGCO CORN HEADS

The Calmer upgrade kit upgrades
the mechanical elements of the Gleaner
and massey Ferguson corn heads.
The parts will enable these factory heads
to perform better than a new or chopping head.
Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!

BT Chopper Stalk Rolls

Through the integration of multi-length blades,
Calmer Stalk Rolls have a patented “open window”
feeding chamber to guarantee the efficient
flow of cornstalks into the row unit to
become processed into “confetti-like” pieces
by 16 razor-sharp blades.

Multi-Zone Beveled Stripper Plates

Our patented stripper plates have a wider
front opening to help prevent the bulldozing
of cornstalks when slightly off the row. The
beveled stripping area emulates the bottom
portion of the corn ear to help reduce
butt shelling problems and trash intake.

AGCO Upgrade
Kits Explained

Follow along with the inventor himself, Marion Calmer, as he explains in detail the agronomic and mechanical advantages of the Calmer BT Chopper® Upgrade Kit for Gleaner Hugger and Massey Ferguson 3000 series corn heads. This kit will enable your worn-out AGCO corn head to chop cornstalks while also reducing butt shelling issues and trash intake into the combine. Not only will your corn head perform better, but it will also make you more money by reducing a pass across the field, eliminating the chopping of stalks, improving planting operations, and increasing yields. We guarantee your satisfaction or your money back! 

3 STEPS

follow our recommended steps for maximum performance

Step 1

BT CHOPPER®

STALK ROLLS
AND GRASS KNIVES

Reliable stalk rolls are critical to a top-performing corn head. That’s why Calmer invented the World’s Only All-Weather Stalk Roll™ known as the BT Chopper®, which is the only roll in the industry with a patented “open window” feeding chamber for the superior feeding and processing of stalks in all crop conditions. 

The 10 razor-sharp knives on each stalk roll cut, chop and shear cornstalks into confetti-like pieces for accelerated decomposition. As a result, you’ll be able to reduce a management pass across the field, improve your planting experience and increase yields. Calmer Grass Knives match the curvature of the  BT Chopper’s® redesigned nose to  prevent the back wrapping of grasses.

STEP 2

MULTI-ZONE BEVELED STRIPPER PLATES

multi zone beveled stripper plates from calmer features

“They work just as Marion described – true facts! Saves those small ears you would lose with OEM deck plates and now we have no butt shelling. Calmer’s rolls/kits gets rid of all the husks and now just ears going through the machine.”

Lyle Schilpp

Rock Falls, IL

Reduce Butt Shelling and Decrease Intake of Material Other Than Grain (MOG) aka “Trash” Into Combine

Calmer’s Patented Multi-Zone Beveled Stripper Plates have a wider front opening to minimize the bulldozing of cornstalks when slightly off the row. The unique beveled in the back stripping area allows the stalk rolls to engage the ear shanks, leaves and husks, which reduces trash intake into the combine. The patented beveled edge also mimics the rounded bottom of the corn ear to reduce kernel loss by displacing the energy around the base of the corn ear.

Verify if Electric Stripper Plates are Narrow or Wide Frame

before calling to order

agco stripper plate type identification

If your corn head has electric plates, it is necessary to verify if your corn head is wide frame or narrow frame. To determine the correct design, measure the top shield of the row unity, directly over the gearbox. A gearbox cover shield measuring 17 3/4″ is narrow frame. A gearbox cover shield measuring 19 5/16″ is a wide frame.

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Big picture Economics

Follow along with central Illinois farmer, George, as he explains the economics behind upgrading and maintaining his worn-out factory corn head with Calmer’s Patented BT Chopper® Upgrade Kit. The bottom line: IT PAYS TO RUN CALMER PRODUCTS! Try our economics calculator below to see how much you can save on your farm with Calmer Parts.  

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OEM PROBLEM

 No Feeding Chamber

Stalk rolls will not perform properly if all flutes are the same length. Because AGCO corn heads  have the same length flutes and therefore a continuous overlap in the entry area, cornstalks fail to travel into the row unit to become processed.

This flawed design results in premature wear of the stalk rolls and excessive residue to manage after harvest.

CASE IH stalk roll design problems

Cornstalks cannot enter the knife chamber when all flutes are the same length, resulting in little residue-to-soil contact.

CALMER SOLUTION

Patented “Open window” Feeding Chamber

Through the patented use of multi-length blades, the Calmer BT Chopper® Stalk Roll possesses a  feeding chamber to allow cornstalks to travel efficiently into the row unit to become processed.

This design performs in all crop conditions, guarantees the traction of stalks for processing, results in longer stalk roll life, reduces low ear snap, and prevents the bulldozing of stalks at the end of the rows.

Cornstalks easily enter the feeding chamber to become processed into confetti-like pieces..

OEM PROBLEM

NON-AGGRESSIVE FLUTES

 Limited Residue-to-Soil Contact

Factory AGCO stalk rolls have a constant overlap at the front, preventing cornstalks from feeding into the row unit and resulting in unprocessed residue to manage in the future.

Failing to properly process cornstalks prevents residue-to-soil contact, leading to the immobilization of important nutrients on the soil surface, slower degradation rates and leaves a wet mattress of residue in the spring.

Cornstalks cannot enter the knife chamber when all flutes are the same length, resulting in little residue-to-soil contact.

CALMER SOLUTION

10 intermeshing Razor-sharp blades

 Superior Residue-to-Soil-Contact

While rotating, Calmer BT Chopper are timed to create 2, 4-inch feeding chambers for an efficient handoff of the stalk into the 17 1/2-inch knife chamber to become managed.

Once in the knife chamber, 16 intermeshing, razor-sharp blades cut, chop, and shear cornstalks into confetti-like pieces. This process exposes the pith of the stalk and places the residue strategically over the row for superior residue-to-soil contact, accelerated decomposition, easier planting and higher yields!

Cornstalks are easily processed for superior residue-to-soil contact and rapid decomposition..

 PROBLEM

Straight STRIPPER PLATES

Factory straight stripper plates are not designed to match the natural contour of the corn ear’s bottom.  This flawed design results in unwanted kernel loss.

Also, because these plates don’t match the curvature of the ear leaf, the ear shank fails to get close enough for the stalk roll blades to grasp and process it at the corn head. This results in the husk staying attached to the ear and sends it and more material other than grain (MOG) into the combine.

 

Factory AGCO stripper plates increase butt shelling and trash intake issues vs. Calmer’s patented plates.

CALMER SOLUTION

Patented Multi-Zone Beveled Stripper Plates

Calmer’s Patented Multi-Zone Beveled Stripper Plates are wider in the front to prevent the bulldozing of cornstalks when slightly off the row. The front is design flat to reduce ear wedging problems and beveled in the back to reduce trash intake into the combine by allowing the stalk rolls to engage the ear shank, leave and husks.

Also, this beveled design better mimics the bottom portion of the corn ear, which does a better job at displacing the energy that causes kernel loss. This means more grain going into the tank and less on the ground. 

Calmer Beveled Stripper Plates Minimize Kernal Loss

Calmer Multi-Zone Beveled Stripper Plates match the bottom of the corn ear to reduce kernel loss.

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

With Calmer Upgrade Kits, you're getting more than just corn head parts, you're getting peace of mind that your residue management and corn head problems are solved for good during harvest. 

 

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
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Need more convincing?

Look at the Benefits on The Ground

Read the testimonials, watch the videos, review the scientific studies, or talk with a farmer who runs calmer products. the message is the same: calmer parts improve corn head performance and maximize yields!