The original pivot fold

In the 1980s farmers needed a solution to easily transport planters. They lost valuable time loading planters on a trailer to move it from field to field. We listened and we innovated. The 3600 planter’s pivot fold, lift-and-rotate frame disrupted the industry, providing the first easy, narrow transport to go from field to road in just seconds. Today, Kinze farmers everywhere consider the 3600 a reliable planter with low hydraulic requirements to economically and efficiently plant their crops each year.


  • 12 Row 30"
  • 12 Row 36"
  • 12 Row 38"
  • 16 Row 30"
  • 16 Twin Row 30"


  • Pivot Fold
  • Meter: Finger Pickup, Brush, Vacuum
  • Drive: Hydraulic, Ground Contact
  • Split Rows
  • Seed Handling: 80 bu. Bulk Fill, Row Unit Hoppers
  • Fertilizer: Liquid, Dry
  • Available in: US / Canada, Other Regions
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Spec Sheet

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Our Features

14 degrees of Toolbar Flex

7 degrees up. 7 degrees down. The toolbar flex of the 3600 provides improved ground contact on rolling terrain and terraces. Choose between a 12-row or 16-row with many different option configurations. 

Narrow Transport width: 11’2” and Easy Servicability

The innovative Kinze Pivot Fold provides the 3600 with a safe narrow transport width. The planter will lift and rotate to a narrow 11’2” transport width as narrow as the tractor duals. And maintenance has never been easier. You can easily service the planter while standing.

Split Row Capable

Switch from standard to split rows with one planter. By design, the row units provide better residue flow and simple maintenance. Kinze’s exclusive push row units have better trash flow and seed placement accuracy than other narrow row planters.

Vacuum or Mechanical Meters

Vacuum, finger pickup, or brush. Select the right one for your operation. Read more about the differences between vacuum and mechanical meters here.

Ground Contact or Hydraulic Drive options

Change rates on-the-go from the seat of your tractor with the hydraulic drive option ideal for variable seed rate prescriptions. Ground contact drive is also available for a smooth, reliable, and easy-to-operate option. Add the SURESTOP™ Electric Row clutches to stop seed flow by turning off seed meters (and planter sections) based on field mapping and previously planted areas. 

Liquid or Dry Fertilizer

Manage input costs more effectively by choosing between liquid fertilizer (on all 3600 models) and dry fertilizer (individual hopper models only). 

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