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Kinze receives AE50 award for True Speed technology


Kinze Manufacturing has received a prestigious AE50 award for 2021 for its True Speed technology enabling high-speed planting.

The award was bestowed by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. AE50 awards recognize top innovative products each year based on significant engineering advancement and impact for the markets they serve. AE50 winners include machines, systems, components, software and services ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact for the markets they serve.

Kinze is introducing its new True Speed planting system for the 2021 season, available on its 16- and 24-row 4905 planter models. The technology was developed by Kinze in collaboration with Ag Leader, based in Ames, Iowa, consisting of a high-speed electric meter and seed tube that enable corn and soybean farmers to plant at speeds up to 12 miles an hour without compromising singulation accuracy or spacing.

“We are very honored to receive the AE50 award for our True Speed system, which enables farmers to double the number of acres they plant in a typical day,” said Kinze President Susanne Veatch. “This award not only reflects Kinze’s continued drive for innovation, but also our commitment to help farmers
improve their productivity and bottom line.”

All AE50 winners will be featured in the January/February 2021 issue of ASABE’s Resource magazine. The 2020 AE50 winners included many from the ag industry, such as John Deere, Sukup Manufacturing Co., New Holland, CNH Industrial, CLAAS of America Inc., Case IH, Kuhn North America, MacDon Industries Ltd, RealmFive, Inc, Sinclair Systems International, and Valley Irrigation to name a few.


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