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Read any of our blog posts for a wide variety of helpful tips pertaining to corn harvest, soybean harvest, combine settings, residue management, and on-farm research. Our experts love sharing their knowledge with other farmers to help them maximize potential yields and profits.  

Setting Stripper Plates On Row Unit

Setting Stripper Plates On Row Unit with Marion Calmer discussing problems and solutions in the Calmer Patented Beveled Stripper Plates

Combine Kill-Stop Examination Cab Controls and Settings

Combine Kill-Stop Examination Cab Controls and Settings extended operator discussion and traing for farmers by Marion Calmer

Threshing & Separating Area Troubleshooting and Examination

Combine Threshing and Separating Area Troubleshooting and Examination with Marion Calmer combine hardware and technology expert.

Back End of Combine | Sieve and Separation Settings

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4In this Four part video series, go in depth with Marion Calmer as he discusses and diagnoses common combine functions.  Marion chats at length about the variances, tolerances, how to measure, test and refine your combine settings in...

meet our Farmer Team Members

Marion Calmer

Inventor & Researcher

Farmer

Lifetime Student

Dave Hula

World Record Corn Yield Champion

Next Level ROI Techer

Calmer Upgrade Kit User

George Roberts

5th Generation Farmer

FFA Economics Teacher

Trade Show Team

Andy DAHL

Local Farmer

Calmer Shop Foreman

Corn Head Expert

Alan Berry

Professional Farmer

Around From the Beginning 

Trade Show Team

Mike Shaw

Professional Farmer

Corn Head Tester

Trade Show Team

Jay Dahl

Local Farmer

Lead Welder

Corn Head Testing

Randy Dowdy uses Calmer Corn Heads for 15 inch corn

Randy Dowdy

World Record Soybean Yield Champion

Next Level ROI Techer

Calmer Corn Head User

Agronomic Discussions

Illinois farmer reviews planting behind calmer corn head

Illinois farmer reviews planting behind calmer corn head

Our shop foreman Andy is out planting his fields that were harvested using a Calmer Built Corn Head. Planting After using BT Choppers is Easier Get MORE than you bargained for this fall with Calmer's BT Choppers® and Residue Management Upgrade Kits With Calmer Upgrade...

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Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Does individual bean or pod loss from an auger add up enough to support the cost of a draper style head? Central Illinois farmer, George Roberts, discusses the economic choices between purchasing an auger fed bean header vs. a draper fed bean header on his limited...

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Machinery talk

Illinois farmer reviews planting behind calmer corn head

Illinois farmer reviews planting behind calmer corn head

Our shop foreman Andy is out planting his fields that were harvested using a Calmer Built Corn Head. Planting After using BT Choppers is Easier Get MORE than you bargained for this fall with Calmer's BT Choppers® and Residue Management Upgrade Kits With Calmer Upgrade...

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Meet Andy – our Shop ForeMan

Meet Andy – our Shop ForeMan

Calmer Built Corn Heads Staff Andy will oversee every step of the production of your custom corn head in any row size from 15inches to 30inches. Our custom corn heads are assembled in Alpha Illinois right outside the Quad Cities. We build corn heads to order from...

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Largest Corn Head Ever Produced

Largest Corn Head Ever Produced

Operating at a 40 foot width, the 3215 Custom Corn Head produced for Frank Howie Farms in Waxaw North Carolina. Specializing in row crops, wheat, soybeans and corn, and a small cattle herd. He operates close to 21,000 acres of which 3,500 acres are rented and 17,500...

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Northern California Farmer Recommends Calmer Kits

Northern California Farmer Recommends Calmer Kits

Beaver Farms Recommends Calmer Kit for Operation & Residue Results Watch along in their self produced video as Tara talks through the Calmer BT Chopper® kit's performance in the field. As she mentions "there's a lot of stuff' in there, because even seasoned...

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Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Does individual bean or pod loss from an auger add up enough to support the cost of a draper style head? Central Illinois farmer, George Roberts, discusses the economic choices between purchasing an auger fed bean header vs. a draper fed bean header on his limited...

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