Corn Heads, Inc.
3056 700th Avenue
Lynn Center, Illinois 61262
Phone : (309) 629-9000
Fax : (309) 629-9001
CALMER CORN HEADS, by design, allow you to harvest faster
and more economically than ever before, maximizing your profit potential.
By combining our patented single chain design with our low profile, super
short poly hoods and dividers, we have created one of the lightest weight
row units in the industry.
Multi-zone Combo Stripper Plates
These combo stripper plates are longer, allowing for efficient removal of low
hanging ears in down corn. Our stripper plates are constructed with a sleek,
straight design, which will reduce ear wedging. The bevel in the remaining
stripper plate allows the knife to knife stalk rolls to engage more corn leaves,
shanks, and husks reducing trash intake and horsepower requirements.
Calmer heads are realigned to allow proper material flow from the tray to the
feeder house, reducing ear toss and providing for maximum flow rates in high
yielding, and in high-speed harvest conditions.
An essential part of Calmer's Patented single chain design, the UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) polyethylene ear guides, form a
retaining wall to maintain engagement of the ears with the enlarged hardened steel gathering chain paddles. By eliminating the
second chain, chain guide, drive sprocket, drive shaft, idler block, idler sprocket and chain tension spring, we reduce the weight of the
corn head by thirty-plus pounds per row and significantly lower horsepower requirements. Another added benefit, after eliminating
half the moving parts on the corn head, maintenance cost for the Calmer Corn Head is much lower.
Our low profile divider snouts
are among the shortest on the market today making it easy to maneuver through narrow rows and around tight contoured areas. The
low profile flat back deck cover design (patents pending) help keep dislodged material engaged with the gathering chain paddles and
moving to the cross auger. The deck covers feature self-aligning valleys that make it a snap to install, and a lynch pin keeper that
allows you to easily remove the hood assembly without tools.
In a 6 knive intermeshing or
overlapping fluted stalk roll
design, the flutes apply energy
to one side of the stalk at a
time. This causes thae stalk to
whip laterally and break,
creating trash. Some
intermeshing designs also
cause cutting and shearing
which allows the corn plant to
float in the row unit and end up
in the combine
|Knife to Knife can
prematurely sheer the
too few knives
Faster harvesting speeds
Better stock chop
Less trash intake in standing corn
Less trash intake in down corn
More bushels per acre per day
Chains last longer
Warmer/Dryer no-till soils
Less horsepower requirements
Less grain loss
Any color poly deck covers, dividers and wear points
Hydraulic stripper plates available on all row spacings
Factory paint to match your combine
15", 20", 22", and 30" row spacing
Water pump nose bearings
Field Tracker / Contour Master
- Calmer BT CHOPPER
- Dual or single chain design
- Trash reducing gathering
chain drive sprockets for
maximum stalk ejection
- Outer row strippers offset
1/4-inch reducing ear loss
over the end divider
- Calmer realignment package
for ear toss reduction and
maximum horizontal flow
- Cross auger adjusted with
1/2-inch clearance for
reduced ear slice and
- John Deere gathering chain
- High performance gathering
chain with tall 2.25 x 2.5-inch
- Calmer multi-zoned combo
beveled stripper plates for
maximum husking and leaf
- Oil bath with 80H heavy
chain and 1 1/4-inch heavy-
- Telescoping PTO shafts
- Auto-Header Height
- One-year Warranty
|Two 12 row 20" corn heads going to Kentucky
Calmer Ag Research featured in Successful Farming Magazine
Successful Farming magazine profiled Calmer Ag Research in it's November 2003 issue. The
article discusses the Calmer Corn Heads for 15-and 20-inch rows and the company's new
trash reduction conversion kits.
According to Successful Farming:
"Calmer simply removed one gathering chain plus all the gears, shafts, bearings, and idlers
that went with it. He also had the gearboxes of the IH 800 corn heads he started with milled to a
width of just under 15 inches."
Instead of two gathering chains per row working in unison, Calmer's head has one gathering
chain per row, outfitted with 4 large plastic paddles. That chain is teamed up with an ear guide
on the other side of the row."
"The advantage of that approach goes beyond row width. Calmer's heads also weigh about 50
pounds per row less than conventional heads. "That weight difference is huge on a 12-, 16-, or
18- row head, " says Calmer."
"Equally if not more important, Calmer's heads require less horsepower to run. That translates
into less stress on the driveline. Calmer's patents gave him a strong position in the market for
15-inch heads, and that's the market he concentrated on until recently. Two years ago, he
started converting John Deere heads to 15-inch rows in addition to the IH 800 heads."
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First Field Test with a
Calmer 15" Corn Head
Time To Order Your New 2014 Corn Head!
|Now Available with the CALMER BT CHOPPER upgrade kit!
|During receiving the 1"
window appears, and allows
the base of the corn stalk to
flow easily from the helical
screw area into the knife
|During processing the 10 straight, razor sharp
knife edged flutes chop the stalk while
maintaining traction. This prepares the stalk for
accelerated decomposition to organic matter
and humus. This helps to feed microbes,
bacteria, fungus, and earthworms for improved
|THE CALMER BT CHOPPER MODES OF ACTION
2-Revolving Window BT Knife Rolls
2--Manual Plates (Or Hydraulic)
2-6 Tooth Drive Sprockets
2-9 Tooth Idler Sprockets
2-48 Standard Length 48 Pitch Gathering
12", 15", 20", and 30" to fit your needs
BETTER THAN A CHOPPING CORN HEAD!
BETTER THAN A CHOPPING CORN HEAD!