The unit attaches to the frame one to three feet in front of the tire with a height of four to five inches from the ground. The unit uses a torsion spring principle to absorb the impact of the stalks, bending the stock over in the process.. The patented design features T-Bars the same width as the tire and gently pushes corn stalks forward just prior to making contact with the tire or track. In turn, reducing the abrasive action of unprotected equipment running over tough corn stalks.
The Stalk Bender™ does not touch the ground. The goal is to bend the stalks, not to pulverize, crush, smash, shred, or snap them off. This action is a stalk bender, not a stalk stomper, corn knocker, stalk pusher, stalk smasher, stalk shredder, or stalk pulverizer.