Category Archives: Equipment

It Doesn’t Matter what Color – John Viertel


So, July is here (and it has been hot here in Central Missouri), the wheat harvest is all but wrapped up, after wheat beans have been hustled in, and post emerge spraying is winding down. Now what’s next? Time to start thinking about harvest? In two months I’m sure that there could be some early season corn shelled somewhere in the state. Ok, maybe two and one-half months.

If you have trying to decide how to get a jump start getting your stalks decomposing, the Yetter Stalk Devastator is a great option! No matter what color combine and header you run, there is an option for you. Here’s what they can do for you:


  • Prevents damage to tires, tracks, wires, and hydraulic hoses on combines, trucks, tractors, and implements
  • Knocks over and crushes stalks for faster decomposition and microbial breakdown of residue
  • Preserves residue cover, reducing soil erosion and keeping stalks in place in windy conditions  
  • Is quick and easy to install with mounting kits for most corn head models
  • Features spring-loaded, adjustable down pressure
  • Solid steel construction ensures reliability and durability
  • Will not interfere with most head cart trailers
  • Rollers can be locked up for transport of head or when not in use
  • Mounting the Yetter Stalk Devastator to your combine header may even save a trip over the field this fall. If you want to discuss them further, give us a call at the SOIL SERVICE, INC Office, or send an email to info@soilserviceinc.com and will get in touch with you with details!

Missouri Planting – John Viertel

Planting finally started!

Last Saturday, I got to the field where this set of Yetter Poly Spiked Closing Wheels were being used to compare to the regular rubber closing wheels. The conditions were very good for planting in this conventional tilled field, so there was very good seed to soil contact.

I will be following this planter all season, checking on how the Yetter wheels perform in notill and planting green in cereal rye. So keep checking back to see results.

John Viertel

Start Thinking About Your Planter Setup Today


Kinze Planter setup last spring to apply Crop Choice starter fertilizer.

Happy New Year! As it is snowing here this morning, I thought I’d put together some pictures of a planter that is ready to go to the field to plant corn. As you can see, we have installed a custom delivery system for starter fertilizer. We have several different options to choose from, with several different price options to fit anyone’s budget. With that said, we also offer custom installation of the systems. Our staff has the expertise to mount the system and get the electronics interfaced to most any system you may already have in your tractor cab.

Our Crop Choice starters (which we can custom blend with micro nutrients) have shown to not only give your corn crop the nutrients the young corn plants need in that first 45 days, getting them off to a faster, better start in cooler (and maybe damper) conditions, especially in no-till, but we see a 1 to 2 points drier corn at harvest.

If you have been thinking about setting up your planter to apply starter contact us today!

John Viertel CCA Missouri Sales Manager


Valmar Seeder and AerWay for your Covercrop

This fall we incorporated our cereal rye covercrop with the Aerway/Remlinger Harrow after broadcasting with fertlizer. Got a good stand! Now, there is another option, the Valmar Air Seeder mounted on the Aerway.  A great way to do two operations in one.



We are a Valmar Dealer, and if you have an interest in seeding your covercrop this way, let us know and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have.  


Contact me – (573) 680-6951 voice/text or jviertel@soilserviceinc.com, or the Soil Service, Inc. Office @888-313-2360 or info@soilserviceinc.com for more information

 John Viertel, CCA

5000 Stalk Devastator from Yetter

If you missed the SOIL SERVICE, INC field days last week, you really missed out on a lot of great information. Of course the corn and beans looked awesome in the plots, and there will be lots of data to go through after harvest this fall. However, the information given by our presenters was equally as awesome, and seamless. From the Ag Leader presentation all the way through the Yetter presentation, we were showing producers how they can save money on their inputs for next year, how they could manage residue this fall, and what products, including management tips, that could be used to accomplish these things.


One of the most impressive ideas that I saw, was the 5000 Stalk Devastator from Yetter (pictured above) Now you can protect your tires from premature wear from running over stalks (combine, tractor, truck), and preserve the stalk residue while crushing the stalks to facilitate quicker residue breakdown. The kits fit most corn heads and are easy to install. The head will also still fit on most OEM header cart trailers after the Stalk Devastator is installed.

We have two kits to fit JD corn heads in stock, others can be ordered and probably be ready by the end of September. If you are interested and want additional information, check out our web site or the Yetter web site.

If you are in Missouri and have more interest, call or email me.