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So chopping corn heads have been getting pretty popular in the area the last few years. My question is this...what real benefit or advantage is there with a chopping corn head vs one that isn't? The reason is ask is because when I look at a neighbors field with a chopping head from what I can see they're leaving stalks only 2-3 inches shorter than I am with a non chopping head. Not only that but they still come back at some point with a stalk chopper or stumper before planting just the same as I do. So why spend all the extra money and rob that much more horsepower from the combine if it's not going to save me any time or field work in the end?
 

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All we have to do is vertical till or disk the field once after harvest and it's ready to go. Our head broke down for a couple days last year and our dealer brought out a non chopping head, there was a very noticeable difference in trash left after our one tillage pass. I do agree with you however. I too see lots of people do just as much tillage as they would with a non chopping so they are just burnin extra fuel.
 
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