Customers have asked for stalk rolls to appropriately size residue for their operation while managing power and overall header weight.
John Deere offers RowMax stalk rolls to address customer needs around residue, power, and weight for their front-end equipment.
RowMax stalk roll features and benefits:
RowMax stalk roll details:
|Stalk rolls without
StalkMaster™ corn heads
|RowMax Opposed||RowMax Intermeshing||RowMax Chopping|
|Soil warm up/dry down||Fast||Faster||Fastest|
|Row unit power consumption||Best||Better||Better|
|Weight for two stalk rolls||17.2 kg (38 lb)||18.1 kg (40 lb)||19.5 kg (43 lb)|
|StalkMaster with RowMax opposed stalk roll|
|Row unit power consumption vs. opposed without StalkMaster||Good|
|Weight||Additional 19.1 kg (42 lb) per row for StalkMaster components|
|General stalk roll parts information|
|Number of knives||8||6||10|
|Aftermarket part numbers* (left hand)||HXE110671||HXE110675||HXE141569|
|Aftermarket part numbers* (right hand)||HXE110672||HXE110676||HXE141570|
Model year 2012 and newer 600C/600FC and 700C/700FC for StalkMaster and non-StalkMaster row units; factory-installed option code for model year 2020 Corn Heads
*NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change. Please check the parts order before completing the transaction.
The 700C/FC Corn Head RowMax row-unit provides customers increased durability and longer wear life. RowMax row-units include updates to gathering chains, gathering chain sprockets, chain guides, and stalk rolls. These improvements extend the life of the corn head for lower ownership cost.
To extend the life of the corn head, the RowMax row-unit increases the number of sprocket teeth on gathering chains from six teeth to eight teeth. The gathering chain has an additional 12 links and an anti-bend back feature on the chain lug. Gathering chain wear is reduced by using a solid alloy bushing.
Available as an option, StalkMaster provides ultimate stalk sizing by processing stalks smaller than stalk rolls allowing the operator to potentially eliminate second-pass operations, saving time, fuel, labor, and additional operating costs.
Each StalkMaster row-unit gearcase is equipped with two heat-treated and wear-coated rotating blades positioned below the stalk rolls. The blades can be reversed to extend their wear life. These blades cut stalk to size and distribute residue evenly throughout the row. If the blades encounter an obstruction they will swing backward, avoiding damage and interruption to harvest.
The StalkMaster row-unit gearcase feature a no-tools-required disconnect. Each row has a lever on the right side of the gearcase to turn the function on or off in a matter of minutes if desired, allowing for lower fuel consumption.
A heavy-duty slip-clutch design protects the row-unit gearcase and the StalkMaster lower unit gearcase.
The gathering chains and stalk rolls for each row are enclosed to provide robust durability. Heavy-duty bearings along with O-ring seals improve serviceability.
A continuous-loop chain allows higher loads and longer life by eliminating all connector links and half links. The large-diameter sprockets along with a large 38-mm (1.50-in.) transverse hex back shaft and row-unit shaft provide improved sprocket and chain.
A telescoping drive shaft mounts to the splined feederhouse back shaft on all 50, 60, 70, W-, T-, C-, and S-Series Combines.
The coupler features an 8-degree index, allowing the customer to match the drive shaft splines without rotating the platform feederhouse.
Telescoping drive shafts can be retrofitted to earlier 90 Series and 40 Series Corn Heads.
StalkMaster row units feature side- and rear-mounted rubberized curtains to optimize residue distribution. The right-hand side of the head has an additional shield to protect customers from protruding blades.
Post-emergence operations such as harvesting corn in October can be stressful for operators. AutoTrac RowSense, an innovative global positioning system (GPS) steering system, reduces overlap and fatigue during harvest. On top of steering the machine, an operator is required to monitor several other areas such as the header feeding, ground terrain, combine settings, or managing tender trucks and grain carts. Operating at night, in windy conditions, or while harvesting lodged corn can add even more stress for the operator.