In February Kinze introduced its 4700 planter, which is a newly designed model offering a narrow 20-inch row spacing. It uses a three-section frame capable of 15 degrees of up and down flexing to maintain ground contact.
The 4700 uses the brand’s Blue Vintage display and Blue Drive electric drive system along with True Depth active hydraulic down force. It gets a 120-bushel bulk seed tank capacity with hydraulic weight transfer to maintain seeding depth control. An optional 600-gallon (2,271 litre) liquid fertilizer tank is also available.
A 36-row 4700 planter model will be available from dealers in time for spring of 2020. It will use Kinze 4000 series cast row units. In the future, the 4700 planter will be offered in 24-row 20-inch and 24-row 30-inch configurations.
“The 4700 brings technological innovations and enhancements to the narrow row market,” said Susanne Veatch, Kinze’s president. “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.”