Kinze Manufacturing recently displayed a new, patent pending prototype 60-foot planter designed to offer improved safety and functionality for farmers with large field operations. The planter has a center pivot, narrow 12-foot transport width 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, the company said.
Other features include:
- Excellent 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 for increased productivity.
- Three-section flex frame, good planter balance and positive hitch weight to deliver, consistent planting and greater overall functionality.
The company said a timetable for design completion and introduction of the prototype has not yet been determined.