1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Kinze unveils double row planter
Rather than one double disc opener and seed tube, the new planter units have two openers spaced 10 in. apart. The push-type planter units are designed to be used on the front bar of Kinze's double-frame planter which features row units on a front and back bar. With the double-opener units on the front bar and single-opener units at the back spaced on 30 in. centers, you can solid-seed soybeans, or small grains, in 10-in. rows. To plant corn in 30 in. rows, all you have to do is raise the front units out of the ground and plant with the back rows.
"It gives you a planter that requires a minimum of changeover time during the busy planting season," says Mike Buser, Kinze sales representative.
The double-opener row units are also available for mounting on single tool bars. Some farmers are reportedly mounting the Kinze push planter units at the front of the tractors equipped with front pto's and pulling spray equipment behind.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kinze Manufacturing Inc., I-80 at Exit 216, Williamsburg, Iowa 52361 (ph 319 668-1300).
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