Q: Can I buy new axles and knockers for my current Stalk Bender?
A: Yes. A 2015 model tractor axle w/knocker is $375. We also offer a refurbishment program for 2013 and older tractor bender models. Ship us your old axles, we will cut the knocker off your arms, weld a new plate on and send new axles back with your old knockers. $125 plus return shipping - call or e-mail for more details.
Q: Do you attend any trade shows?
A: Yes. We had a booth at the 2014 and 2015 Commodity Classic trade shows.
Q: Can I run the T bar on the ground?
A: No, running the T bar on the ground will damage the unit and defeat the purpose of bending by breaking off the stalks. It is designed to contact the ground intermitantly.
Q: What is the amount of tire wear it will save?
A: Many users have claimed the Stalk Bender™ cut down stubble damage by as much as 70%-80% vs. not using the Stalk Bender™.
Q: What happens if I run the bar into something?
A: It will bend the bar. The unit is designed to pivot up to 80 degrees, but repeated bending of the bar outside the intended operating range will fatigue the torsion components.
Q: If I am going to store the tractor for a long period of time, what should I do?
A: If you are storing the tractor for an extended period of time, you should remove the tubes with the arms and axles attached to them so that if the tractor settles it does not bend the frame.
Q: What is the normal operating height?
A: In the field, operating height varies due to field conditions. However, the intended operating height is 2-6 inches off of the ground, allowing the stalks to bend, but not causing them to break off.
Q: Where will you ship?
A: We package onto a pallet or pallets and ground ship to locations all across the United States. We are based in Colorado, with the majority of our customers being corn farmers, but the Stalk Bender™ works with most any standing stalks or stubble.