Beginning with the 2021 model year, Kinze will have a new series of enhanced planters available for growers — and they’ll be easy to spot as the 05 Series, meaning each model number will end in “05.” These planters — such as the 4705, a 24-row, 30-inch planter being introduced — offer a number of enhancements that will increase the wear life of many components, simplify maintenance, improve performance and reduce the overall cost of planter ownership.
Changes with this series include:
- Row unit double parallel arm bushing with impregnated lubrication and double row bearing disc openers for extended wear life
- High-efficiency vacuum fans that run quieter with less hydraulic demand, utilizing 1.5” diameter vacuum hoses
- Redesigned bulk-fill seed delivery system that works with more crop types and at higher planting rates
- Large frame planter models 4905 and 4705 feature a variable displacement piston PTO pump, which provides a simpler planter operation and higher efficiency to reduce tractor HP demands
- Simplified hydraulics on the model 4905 planter improves serviceability and decreases planter lift times
- Firestone IVF radial tires on planter model 4905 for reduced compaction
Along with the 05 Series planters, Kinze is introducing a 24R30 configuration of the 4705 planter. This configuration features tires in front of the toolbar in a front fold configuration with industry leading 600 gallons of liquid fertilizer capacity. The 4705 is offered with Blue Drive electric drive and True Rate meters for Model Year 21. Kinze previously announced that its 4700 narrow-row planter series (which we learned about at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show) will debut this coming planting season in a 36-row 20-inch configuration.
In addition to all the planter models, Kinze is introducing three new configurations of Mach Till that feature a narrow-transport design to allow farmers to easily transport the units from field to field. Offered in 30-foot, 36-foot, and 41-foot sizes in a three-section frame, the units will fold for transport down to 13-feet-2-inches and 16 feet for the 41-foot unit. The unit model numbers are 302, 362, and 412 with the number 2 representing the second generation of the Kinze Mach Till. These three models will feature maintenance free bushing design like the current 201 and 262 bi-fold Mach Till. This offers the customer a very low maintenance unit that is easy to operate and maintain. Introduction of the narrow transport Mach Till will be spring 2020.
To see some of these new products in person, visit Kinze’s booth at the National Farm Machinery Show February 12 to 15 in Louisville.