WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — Kinze Mfg. 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:

• 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.

A timetable for design completion and introduction of the prototype has not yet been determined.