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NFMS Snapshot: Kinze 4700 infused with latest tech at 20-inch spacing


Kinze‘s planters most certainly have a lot of technology in them, but only now is that tech reaching their 20-inch row planter. The Kinze 4700, which was much discussed at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show but not actually on display, aims to remedy that tech gap.

But first, why is the newly released planter not on the show floor? Simply put, it’s out in the field being worked, and there was an opportunity to keep it rolling despite the timing of the trade show. While Kinze is close to taking pre-orders for it, delivery isn’t planned until spring 2020. (If you’re at some other big farm and machinery shows this year, there’s a good chance it’ll be at some of them.)

The 4700 offers a new frame with better planting flexibility, has a new tool bar to help with clearance and ground contact, and a new row unit. All of this is intended to help with efficiency as planting speeds continue to increase. 

Other highlights:

  • The 4700 has the company’s latest planter technologies: the Blue Vantage display, Blue Drive electric drive, and True Depth active hydraulic down force, which deliver industry-leading control and precision with ease of use.
  • 120-bushel bulk seed fill capacity with hydraulic weight transfer (standard).
  • Industry leading 600-gallon liquid fertilizer capacity (optional).

These bring “a new combination of proven performance items” to the 20-inch level, said Kinze Service Manager Phil Jennings

While it will be available for the 2020 planting season in a 36-row 20-inch configuration, it will ultimately also be offered in 24-row 20-inch and 24-row 30-inch configurations.

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