The Agricultural Equipment Supply Chain: Kinze Manufacturing

May 6, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG  A flatbed semi wheels through the Kinze Manufacturing warehouse door, to an enclosed receiving dock where Craig Reeves's team unloads 20 tons of steel tubes.


An overhead 7.5-ton capacity crane descends and two men affix clamps to a beam about 40 feet long. The crane slowly lifts the piece and stacks it into a pile to be collected later for assembly.


It’s the mainframe, or toolbar, of the Kinze model 3600 planter.


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