Kinze Mfg. introduced an advanced, patent pending prototype 60-foot planter at the 2017 Farm Progress Show offering improved safety and functionality for farmers with large field operations.

The prototype has a center pivot, narrow 12-foot transport design for safer road travel and improved maneuverability in and out of the field. It is the narrowest transport width in the industry for a 60-foot split row planter, in most cases eliminating the requirement for a road permit.

Other features include:

  • Excellent serviceability and better residue flow with Kinze’s exclusive 24-inch high parallel toolbars with cast push and pull row units.
  • Ability to be used for both 24-row, 30-inch corn planting and 15-inch soybean planting in large fields for increased productivity. 
  • Three-section flex frame, good planter balance and positive hitch weight to deliver, consistent planting and greater overall functionality.

A timetable for design completion and introduction of the prototype has not yet been determined. For additional information, visit