Kinze Manufacturing displayed 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:
- Serviceability and better residue flow with Kinze’s exclusive 24-inch, high-parallel toolbars with cast push and pull row units.
- Ability to be used for both 24-row, 30-inch corn planting and 15-inch soybean planting in large fields.
- Three-section flex frame, good planter balance and positive hitch weight to deliver, consistent planting.
“Farmers who visited Kinze’s exhibit at the Farm Progress Show were 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.