Kinze’s True Speed planter offers velocity plus accuracy

(Kara Oosterhuis/RealAgriculture)

Kinze Manufacturing featured it’s high-speed planting technology at the 2022 Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, including the newest model, the True Speed Planter, which debuted this past spring.

On display at the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, the planter hopes to grab the attention of farmers for the upcoming growing season.

Eric Broadbent, senior director of sales at Kinze, says what’s just as important as higher speed are the accuracy and plant stand potential it brings to producers.

“It’s more than just high speed. It’s also precision accuracy at any speed. So we can go from three to 12 miles an hour in the field planting [with] pinpoint accuracy. The folks that have been in this technology for the last few spring planting seasons have been very impressed with the stand, we hear all the time, how this is the best they’ve had in 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, and that kind of result is what it’s all about for us,” says Broadbent.

Additionally the True Speed planter comes with True Depth as well, which is Kinze’s hydraulic downforce, keeping the unit in contact at all times regardless of the soil conditions and speeds between three and 12 miles per hour.

The planter can be pulled by numerous tractor sizes, with field conditions and desired speed being the driving factor but he says overall, to start out, producers will want to have at least 10 horsepower per row.

Bushel capacity will range anywhere from 120 down to 85 when looking at the smaller versions available. Kinze’s full True Speed planter lineup is available with several options for the 2023 planting season.

Hear more from Broadbent in the full interview below with RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis: