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Jon's Antique Tractor Collection

Jon's Antique Tractor Collection

What kind of toys does the founder of Kinze Manufacturing play with? BIG farm toys of course and lots of them! Read today's blog about Jon Kinzenbaw's personal tractor collection.

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Pack Up the Truck, It's Time to Vacation!

Pack Up the Truck, It's Time to Vacation!

As you're heading through the middle of the country on Interstate 80, it's easy to stop off at Iowa exit 216 to learn more about the history of agriculture. Make stopping at the Kinze Innovation Center part of your vacation plans.

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Nebraska Farmer Likes His Planters Built Rugged

Nebraska Farmer Likes His Planters Built Rugged

Today, Sparks of Innovation takes you to Daykin, Nebraska, where Mike Homolka has been planting corn and soybeans with Kinze planters since 2003.

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The Yield Advantages of Kinze Split Row Planters

The Yield Advantages of Kinze Split Row Planters

When Kinze introduced the Planter Split Row System with “push-type” row units back in 1983, the basic premise was a row crop planter that was convertible between narrow and wide row spacing.

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The Kinze History Book: 50 Years Of Disruptive Innovation

The Kinze History Book: 50 Years Of Disruptive Innovation

"When I started this business 50 years ago, I never once thought of what it might become. I just knew that I didn't want to work for someone. I had to have room to chase after my own ideas and create things - innovative and new things." - Jon Kinzenbaw

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Great Kinze Innovations: The Adjustable Width Plow

Great Kinze Innovations: The Adjustable Width Plow

By the late 1960s, Jon Kinzenbaw had made a name for himself in the farming community by re-powering John Deere 5020 tractors. As interest in them grew so too did demand for product demonstrations

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Kinze Continues Progress on World's First Electric Multi-Hybrid Planter

Kinze Continues Progress on World's First Electric Multi-Hybrid Planter

It was last December when we announced our newest concept planter: the world's first electric multi-hybrid planter. It was a big announcement and since then things have been moving rapidly at Kinze as we prepare to bring this exciting innovation to market.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Kinze Innovation Center

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Kinze Innovation Center

Read Kinze's latest blog on the top 10 reasons to visit the Kinze Innovation Center!

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The John Deere 5020 Meets Jon Kinzenbaw

The John Deere 5020 Meets Jon Kinzenbaw

In 1965, John Deere introduced the 5020 standard, regarded at the time as one of the more powerful two-wheel-drive models on the market. A row crop version would be introduced the following year. Then, in 1968, the 5020 received a serious power increase to 141 hp - putting it near the forefront of the industry.

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Jon Kinzenbaw's Tractor of the Season: "The Old H"

Jon Kinzenbaw's Tractor of the Season: "The Old H"

Jon Kinzenbaw owns hundreds of tractors. Red, green, yellow, gray and blue. He collects them all. They're all unique in some way. All have a story to tell. But none quite like the one he affectionately calls "The Old H."

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