WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2017) – Demonstrating its commitment to continuous innovation, Kinze Manufacturing is displaying an advanced, patent pending prototype 60-foot planter at the 2017 Farm Progress Show offering improved safety and functionality for farmers with large field operations.

The prototype has a center pivot, narrow 12-foot transport design for safer road travel and improved maneuverability in and out of the field. It is the narrowest transport width in the industry for a 60-foot split row planter, in most cases eliminating the requirement for a road permit.
Other features include:

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“Farmers who visit Kinze’s exhibit at the Farm Progress Show will be able to offer feedback about this planter which will be evaluated as part of the development process,” said Susanne Veatch, company president and chief marketing officer. “This prototype is further demonstration of Kinze’s commitment to providing row crop planters that meet the needs of our customers.”

Veatch said a timetable for design completion and introduction of the prototype has not yet been determined.

2018 Enhancements

Kinze is also debuting new enhancements for its 2018 planter and grain cart lineup designed to deliver greater efficiency and precision, as well as more options for farmers.  Included are:

Kinze will also showcase its patented, highly versatile flex-frame 4900 planter, displaying both ground contact and electric drive. Also available with hydraulic drive option; vacuum, brush or finger meters; 12, 16 or 24 rows; and bulk-fill or row unit box options, the 4900 planter allows farmers the flexibility to build a planter to their desired specifications. The Seed Meter Test Stand on display at the show further demonstrates the accuracy of seed drop spacing for the various Kinze seed meter options.

For additional information, farmers can contact their Kinze dealer or visit Kinze.com.


ABOUT KINZE MANUFACTURING

Founded 51 years ago on the premise of innovation, Kinze Manufacturing, Inc., markets its planters and grain carts globally and is known for a number of industry “firsts.” Kinze operates with core values of integrity, customer focus, excellence, innovation and mutual respect. Kinze Manufacturing is the recognized technology leader and innovator of planters for row-crop production and grain auger carts. Kinze employees spend their nights and weekends farming, putting them in a unique position to be both manufacturers and customers of the planters and grain carts they build.

 

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