A new line of Capello chopping corn heads is now available from Worthington Ag Parts. The corn heads are manufactured by Capello in Italy, and Worthington Ag Parts is the exclusive distributor of the corn heads in the United States. The heads fit any combine and are available in sizes from 4 to 18 rows and in 20- to 38-in. row spacing, chopping or non-chopping models, and folding or rigid models.

Capello, known for its chopping corn heads, built the first chopping models in 1986. The latest chopping technology on the corn heads places the chopping knives as close to the rollers as possible with a single, aluminum, sealed gearbox. The roller knives pulverize stalks, and then the chopping system sizes the residue to mulch that is 2 to 4 in. in size. The chopped material is then dropped back in the row.

Capello lowered the weight of the corn heads by constructing the hoods out of polyethylene, which is lighter in weight than metal. The polyethylene also helps the corn material flow quickly over the hood. This is especially important in the model with a stalk chopper. Shredded product does not stick to the underside of the hood and create a buildup. The hood design absorbs cob impact, which reduces material loss and husking. Hydraulically adjustable beveled-edge stripper plates pick the cob cleanly and minimize kernel loss.

The folding head option is available in a number of row sizes. The heads fold down to 10 ft. 6 in. for transport. The manufacturer suggested retail price for a 12 row, 30-in. chopping corn head is $108,500. For more information, call Worthington Ag Parts at 855/227-3556 or visit www.worthingtonagparts.com.