WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — Kinze announced two planter models coming in 2024. The equipment features a new 5000 series row unit designed to enhance planting precision, boost productivity and reduce daily maintenance.
“Our new 5000 Series row unit is built to run longer and stronger, while providing increased protection for farmers’ investment,” said Kinze President Susanne Veatch. “It elevates precision and performance to the next level, providing farmers with more planting control and efficiency.”
The row unit is fully redesigned for planting at any speed up to 12 miles per hour. The unit will be available on Kinze’s new 5900 and 5700 planter models, both equipped with Blue Vantage display and powered by Blue Drive electric drive.
Key features include:
• Greaseless gauge wheel arms.
• Scraper-equipped shim-less adjustable spoke gauge wheels.
• Maintenance-free double bushing parallel arms.
• A long-life outside disc opener scraper.
• The 5000 Series row unit is also available with residue control, closing wheel, fertilizer and seed handling options to fit the needs of any farm.
• Easy ability to upgrade from Kinze’s True Rate vacuum meter to True Speed high-speed meter.
• A front-end design that allows the use of multiple residue options, including coulters, manual row cleaners and Yetter air-adjustable row cleaners.
• Quick lockup-closing wheels for testing depth and seed placement.
In addition to the new row unit, the 5700 24R20 planter will also feature a new 40-foot, three-section frame configuration.
• Front-mounted, high-flotation tires for reduced soil compaction and improved residue flow.
• A rear-facing transport camera.
• Work lights for optimum performance.
The front-fold model also provides 30 degrees of wing flex.
Features include high-operating and transport clearance and generous bulk seed and fertilizer capacities.
It’s ideal for productive planting in high-residue conditions, rolling terrain and narrower terraces, according to Kinze.