WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — Kinze Manufacturing is launching a contest to find the company’s oldest grain cart that is still running, with prizes that include meeting the company’s legendary founder.

Kinze’s Oldest Grain Cart Contest runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, 2021. Anyone with an operating Kinze grain cart who can provide the model number, serial number and a picture of the cart may enter. Kinze employees are not eligible for this contest.

“We’re offering this contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Kinze grain cart,” said company president Susanne Kinzenbaw Veatch. “It’s also a way to show appreciation for our customers and demonstrate the durability and longevity of Kinze products.”  

The owner who submits the oldest operating Kinze grain cart will win the grand prize — the opportunity to meet company founder Jon Kinzenbaw, who invented the industry’s first grain cart in 1971. The grand prize also includes a signed copy of his book, “Fifty Years of Disruptive Innovation,” a $250 Kinze Store gift card and tours of the Kinze Innovation Center, Kinze factory and Kinzenbaw’s private tractor collection.

The contest, however, isn’t just open to the oldest grain cart. Ten randomly drawn entries, regardless of the grain cart model year, will receive a 1:32 scale grain cart signed by Jon Kinzenbaw and a $25 Kinze Store gift card. 

For full contest rules, details and submission form, visit www.kinze.com/cart-contest/.


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