Posted: February 12th 2013 @ 12:00 AM in John Deere Combine

Yetter Stalk Devastator Recognized as Innovative Product

The 5000 Stalk Devastator™, released by Yetter Farm Equipment in November of 2011, recently received recognition from two industry-leading news organizations. Farm Industry News chose the Devastator as one of the most innovative agricultural products of 2012, and No-Till Farmer recognized it a best-performing product in the residue management category.


“We were honored to have the quality of the Devastator recognized,” said Derek Allensworth, marketing manager for Yetter. “We believe it effectively reduces damage caused to tires and tracks, leading to less downtime and expensive equipment replacement.”

As one of 20 Farm Industry News 2013 FinOvation Award winners, the Devastator was chosen because it represented an innovative new product for row-crop farming. Each of the winners had been featured in the Farm Industry News magazine or website, and winners were decided upon based on reader interest in the product. Readers will also choose the product of the year from the 20 FinOvation winners—voting is open now at www.farmindustrynews.com and ends February 12.

The Devastator was also recognized as an honorable mention in the residue management category at No-Till Farmer’s 21st annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 11, 2013.

The Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator is a solution to premature tire/track wear and damage caused by crop stubble. “Today’s hybrids are designed to resist disease, insects, and wind, but the tough stalks are destroying tires. This leads to downtime and expensive replacement,” said Jim Lascelles, service manager at Yetter Farm Equipment.

The rollers on the Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator push stalks over, crushing them, which allows tires or tracks to easily roll over the stalks. The rollers reduce stubble damage to the tires, wires, and hydraulic hoses on combines, trucks, tractors, and seeding and tillage implements.

Visit the Yetter website to see the Devastator in action.