Williamsburg, Iowa-based Kinze Manufacturing plans to have its new 4700 planter available for the 2020 planting season. Initially, it will be available in a 36-row, 20-inch configuration with Kinze’s 4000 series cast row unit.
Three features make this planter unique, Kinze says:
1. Three-section front-fold frame has 30 degrees of flex that allows the planter to maintain better ground contact in rolling terrain and terraces.
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2. Blue Vantage, Blue Drive and True Depth technologies provide row-by-row monitoring and planting control.
> The Blue Vantage display brings real-time diagnostics and planting control into the tractor cab. The system allows operators to go from turning on the display to planting in three clicks.
> The Blue Drive electric drive system controls individual row units for accurate seed placement, adjusts for curves to maintain consistent seed populations and spacing, and offers split-row and setback row shutoff capabilities.
> True Depth offers row-by-row seed-depth control with a hydraulically controlled downforce system. A dedicated 7-inch display gives row-by-row control
3. 120-bushel bulk seed-fill capacity with hydraulic weight transfer comes standard with the planter. Optionally, the 4700 also can be fitted to carry 600 gallons of liquid fertilizer.
“The 4700 brings technological innovations and enhancements to the narrow-row market,” Kinze president Susanne Veatch says. “Dealers and customers have been asking for a new narrow machine, and we are extremely excited to be able to share the 4700 with them.”
Kinze says the 4700 will soon also be offered in 24-row 20-inch and 24-row 30-inch configurations.
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