2013 National Farm Machinery Show: The Future Of Agricultural Equipment
The future of farming came to the 48th National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. Here's a sampling of the latest agricultural equipment on display.
February 15, 2013
4900 Planter | Kinze Manufacturing
With a new narrow transport front-fold frame design, 30” row spacing, and a choice of 12, 16, or 24 rows, the Kinze 4900 planter offers many significant new features that contribute to productivity and precision during the planting season. Features include a new, front folding tool bar, a state-of-the-art vacuum meter with optional electric drive and a cast iron row unit with more vertical travel. The new patent-pending seed meter offers 99%+ accuracy at speeds from 2 to 8 mph. Electric drive means there are no chains, clutches, gearboxes or shafts to maintain. The Kinze 4900 series planters will be available for orders in May 2013 for use during the 2014 planting season.
Hopkins is Senior Online Editor for the CropLife, Cotton and International Media Groups at Meister Media Worldwide.