Shane Susie can’t say enough good things about his Kinze 4905 high-speed planter, especially on the tail end of a soggy and cool spring that has delayed Iowa corn planting by a month and left only short windows of opportunity to get seed in the ground.

So how best to meet this year’s challenges?

Going fast, says Susie.

“It’s been a cold, wet spring, so to get in the field is a big deal,” Susie said. “There are narrow windows; that’s why I’m really quite happy to have the capability to get crop in quickly when it’s time to go.”

Planting corn at 10 to 12 miles per hour versus 5 miles per hour is a game changer, and that’s what a high-speed planter can offer.

“It has probably saved me 2 to 3 days so far,”...