Williamsburg, Iowa – Kinze Manufacturing has developed a new high-speed meter and seed tube to provide row crop farmers with accurate seed placement at speeds up to 12 miles per hour. The new planter technology, called True Speed, is planned for introduction in the 2021 planting season.
The system was developed with support from Ag Leader Technology, which will market it as SureSpeed. The two companies will distribute the technology through their respective dealer networks.
Eric Nettleton, associate director of product management for Kinze, said, “Kinze’s new system uses an electric meter and delivery tube that operate at planter speeds from 3-12 miles per hour, allowing farmers to ‘Plant at Your Speed’ without compromising singulation accuracy or spacing. The result is precise seed spacing at various speeds with multiple seed shapes and sizes."
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