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Chad H
Posted 7/20/2015 20:13 (#4690438)
Subject: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


NE SD
I think the fluted rolls on our 612 cornhead are about shot. We would like to go to a chopping head but not ready to trade. Would this fill that gap? Are the deck plates necessary?
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DAN SEWI
Posted 7/20/2015 20:17 (#4690447 - in reply to #4690438)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


I have the full Calmer kit on my 893. I would say the rolls are the most important followed by the slow down kit, then the deck plates. I do not know if the slow down kit applies to a 600 series head. Between that setup and stalk stompers I am very pleased with how it leaves the field for subsequent operations.
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cbiers
Posted 7/20/2015 20:29 (#4690477 - in reply to #4690438)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?



I love my bt choppers. Very pricey and not sure yet if they'll last as long as they are supposed to but love the job they do. I didn't really see any difference with the deck plates so I wouldn't have them again.
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jasonl
Posted 7/20/2015 21:07 (#4690600 - in reply to #4690438)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


midwest
Chad, Not even close to a chopping head. If chopping is what you after please get a chopping head right away, if crimping is what you are after get the calmer bt chopping rolls. Save your money and put it towards a Geringhoff (my preference), but I know you are partial to green;).
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danno067
Posted 7/20/2015 21:38 (#4690719 - in reply to #4690600)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


NE WI
I put his kit in my 643 three years ago,and love it.Neighbor has a gieringoff and you can't tell the difference.The lower you can run the head the better.
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cbiers
Posted 7/20/2015 21:54 (#4690773 - in reply to #4690600)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?



No crimping here with the choppers. They advertise that they turn the stalks into confetti and that is exactly what they do. I can't believe how much better the stalks decompose now. I've got pictures but can seem to get them uploaded from phone. I can email If you like

Edited by cbiers 7/20/2015 22:05
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myron
Posted 7/20/2015 22:04 (#4690799 - in reply to #4690438)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


Spring Grove MN
Have a new kit sitting in the shed for my 612c. I have a full kit of his old knife rolls on an 894. The deck plate change on the 894 really helped more husks get pulled off. It will let the shank of the ear get into the rolls and that can help reduced trash going through the combine. I picked up .5MPH in harvest speed or more after the install. I am hoping for the confetti under the head with the choppers.
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farmboy99
Posted 7/20/2015 22:34 (#4690909 - in reply to #4690438)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


SE South Dakota
Chad I put the BT choppers with the deck plates and the slow down kit on my 893 2 seasons ago. Used to have the JD knife rolls. The chopping job is substancially more aggressive on the head now over the JD knife rolls. But I will say that if you need the chopping of the stalks that the JD stalkmaster provides you will not find the job of the BT choppers, good enough.

One benefit of the Calmers is that the stump of the stalk is sort of frayed, not sharply cut off like the stalkmaster does. I would say that the tire stubble damage is far less than with the stalkmaster. On average I would say that the stump is going to be taller too and that would help with less tire damage, imo.

I was told that my head is not a chopping head, but it does do alot of chopping! Another neighbor just ordered the complete kit from Calmers. That makes 4 in my nearby area that I know of.

I think you would like the head with the bt choppers.

Jim J
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Chad H
Posted 7/20/2015 22:48 (#4690955 - in reply to #4690909)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


NE SD
Mostly looking to have more residue broken down the next spring for planting beans and only using vertical tillage. If we didn't need to do something with the combine and flex head soon we might consider trading.
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scooter75
Posted 7/21/2015 05:59 (#4691172 - in reply to #4690600)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?



St George IL
This is far from crimped. Was going to attach a few pictures but I've deleted them from my phone. They do make confetti as advertised!! Very happy with mine.

Edited by scooter75 7/21/2015 06:02
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farmboy99
Posted 7/21/2015 07:20 (#4691299 - in reply to #4690955)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


SE South Dakota
This kinda of a from the road obervation but a jd stalkmaster will likely have a mat of finer residue next spring covering the ground as opposed to the Calmers where more of the residue will be in larger pieces, somewhat more off the ground. But still "crimped".



Jim J
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cyfan94
Posted 8/23/2015 18:11 (#4749335 - in reply to #4690438)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


Would Calmer rollers work on a JD 9500 combine and a 843 cornhead? I know they work on a 843 cornhead, but didn't know if there would be issues with an older combine?
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DAN SEWI
Posted 8/25/2015 21:09 (#4753223 - in reply to #4749335)
Subject: RE: What's the consensus on Calmer BT choppers?


I had the whole Calmer setup on an 893 running on a 9500 combine. It was a great setup. It really reduced the trash intake and let the combine run at capacity in corn without carrying a bunch out the back on MOG.
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