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New row-crop planter technology from AGCO, Case IH, Kinze - Planter trends, part 2

Planter manufacturers AGCO-White, Case IH and Kinze offer new technologies on their latest rwo-crop planters. Gary Hamilton from AGCO-White, Bill Hoeg from Case IH, and Chris Schlesser from Kinze explained these technologies in interviews following a Farm Industry News seminar held at the 2012 National Farm machinery Show.

Included among the new technologies were:

  • Hydraulic weight transfer to distribute the weight of the planter for a lighter footprint;
  • ISO compatibility to allow for plug-and-play communication between different brands of monitors; and
  • GPS, autosteering, and RTK precision planting.

See also Part 1: http://farmindustrynews.com/nfms-2012/new-planter-features-great-plains-john-deere-models-planter-trends-part-1. 

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