B&D Rollers now offers rebalancing for all makes, models and sizes of stalk chopper rollers. With the 2011 harvest complete, now is a good time to check stalk choppers and send rollers in for rebalancing so they’re ready for the 2012 crop year.
According to ag engineers at Iowa State University and South Dakota State University, stalk chopper rollers become out of balance due to rocky fields, acres covered and other factors. Chopper rollers, flails and hammers should be visually inspected for damage at least annually, they say. Uneven operation and abnormal vibration are typical signs of a problem. Out-of-balance rollers place stress on bearings and can lead to frame fatigue
The chopper rolls are trued to between 1800 and 2500 rpm. Cost starts at about $350 and depends on severity of wear and journal repairs needed. Rollers are typically rebalanced and shipped back to owners within 5-7 days of receipt.
B&D Rollers has been a leading manufacturer and balancer of rollers for the agricultural, packaging, wood working and food industries since 1987. For more information on stalk chopper rebalancing, go to www.bdrollers.com and click on “Products” or call 1-800-832-1135 or 320-634-5115.