Kinze, Valmont, KIOTI Expand Product Lines

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Kinze is expanding its 4905 high-speed planter series with a 16-row option for 2021. (Photo courtesy of Kinze Manufacturing)


Kinze Manufacturing has expanded its high-speed-planting technology with the addition of a second 4905 True Speed planter model for the 2021 season. Kinze already planned to introduce its 4905 planter in a 24-row model for 2021. A 16-row configuration will now also be added to the lineup for 2021. Both configurations give farmers the ability to double the number of acres they plant in a day.

Kinze's True Speed system features a high-speed electric meter and seed delivery tube, enabling corn and soybean farmers to plant at speeds up to 12 miles per hour while maintaining precise singulation and seed spacing. Both 4905 configurations include Kinze's Blue Vantage display and Blue Drive electric drive.

Both True Speed models are available for ordering from Kinze dealers.

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Valmont Industries Inc. has announced the purchase of a majority stake in Solbras -- Energia Solar do Brasil, a leader in the photovoltaic (PV) energy sector. Effective immediately, the company will go to market under the Valley brand.

"This acquisition allows us to expand our product offerings to include not only the most durable and advanced pivots available but also a sustainable, low-cost energy source to provide power to them, with Valmont Solar Solutions," said Len Adams, president of Valley Irrigation.

Solbras, founded in 2013, operates throughout Brazil. The acquisition will allow the technology to expand globally through the Valley dealer network.

"Solar energy is already a fundamental strategy for projects that seek to maximize efficiency and sustainability," said Joao Rebequi, vice president of Valmont Irrigation -- Latin America. "Combined with the strong presence of Valley equipment in fields around the world and our industry-best dealer network, we will leverage the expertise of Solbras beyond Brazil."

Renato Silva, general manager of Valmont Irrigation -- Brazil, added that photovoltaic energy has several benefits for the automation of irrigation systems, in addition to an important role in reducing environmental impacts. "Growers can optimize the efficiency of their operation, saving on energy expenses and reducing water usage," he said.


KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA Inc., is producing its new CX Series compact tractor. The series includes two ROPS models with either a manual CX2510 or hydrostatic transmission CX2510 HST. Both are powered by a 24.5 engine horsepower and PTO horsepower ratings of 19.3 and 18.8, respectively. The HST model offers dual HST pedals for forward and reverse movement.

For operator comfort, the CX Series comes standard with a spacious open platform and tilt steering wheel, an illuminated dashboard and adjustable seat suspension.

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