Planters designed for high-speed seeding

Kinze Brad Niensteadt

High-speed planting doesn’t have a universal definition am­­ong all farmers, says Brad Niensteadt, a product specialist in Kinze Manufacturing’s planter group.

“Speed to you might be 6.5 miles per hour, not 10 to 12 miles per hour like some,” he points out.

With that in mind, Kinze’s goal for its new True Speed planters was to ensure accurate seed singulation and reduced variation of seed spacing at speeds ranging from 3 to 12 miles per hour.  To accomplish that goal, the company designed a new electric meter and seed delivery tube that enables farmers to potentially double the number of acres...

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