The Williamsburg, IA, manufacturer offers a new integral row crop planter designed with spring-loaded contact drive systems and self-contained seed rate transmissions. The Kinze 3110 planter is available in rigid sizes from 4-row N (30 in.) to 8-row W (36-40 in.) This model features bolt-on, height-adjustable wheel modules with spring-loaded contact drive wheels, which eliminate ground drive chains and helps reduce residue, rock and mud buildup problems. Seed rate changes are quickly made with the self-contained seed rate transmissions. The 3110 model is robotically welded and designed for long life. The base model starts at $7,375. Optional row marker packages and rowunit attachments are available. Contact Kinze Manufacturing, Dept. FIN, P.O. Box 806, Williamsburg, IA 52361-0806, 319/668-1300, visit www.kinzemfg.com.
Great Plains planter, drill
The Yield-Pro planter from Great Plains lets growers load a bulk seed box container on it and then start planting. The bulk boxes hold 2,500 lbs. of seed or about 42 bu. Growers without bulk seed boxes may attach a poly bulk tank that holds 85 bu. of seed. An optional 400-gal. starter fertilizer system may be added to the planter. The bulk seed system uses an air manifold to deliver seed to the mini row unit hoppers. On the row unit, precision finger-pickup meters of Singulator-Plus Meters singulate the seed into the planter seed tubes. A variety of row spacings are available for the Yield-Pro Planter, including 30-in., 10-in., and twin-row 30-in. spacing. Prices for the planters with builk fill range from $70,000 to $120,000. Circle 000. Great Plains also is introducing a new compact no-till drill in 7- and 10-ft. models that will plant three different seeds at different rates at the same time. The drill features large end wheels that are located in-line with openers to reduce side loading on hills and contours while also extending the life of the openers. Prices range from $15,000 to $28,000. Contact Great Plains Mfg., Dept. FIN, 1525 E. North St., Salina, KS 67401, 785/823-3276, visit www.greatplainsmfg.com.
Yetter planter, scraper, cart
The new Yetter 71 series planter unit is designed for low-cost, accurate planting. The unit features easy depth control adjustments and setting seed population. Seed plates are available for a wide variety of seed. The 71 series planters include parallel linkages that allow the units to flex over ground contours while maintaining uniform planting depth. Adjustable down pressure springs take the bounce out of the row units and allow the addition or up to 80 lbs. of spring pressue in addition to the 115-lb. weight of the unit. The seed hopper holds 1.3 bu.
A new line of Tuffwear planter scrapers made of carbide will last longer than conventional scrapers. The scraper includes a carbide insert that is pressed into a corrosion resistant stainless steel mounting bracket. The carbide insert makes contact with the disc opener blade to prevent soil buildup. The Tungsten Carbide Manufacturer reports that tungsten carbide wears up to 100 times longer than steel. The Tuffwear scrapers along with mounting attachment arms are avilable for 7000, 7100 John Deere and Kinze planters.
The new 2000 Series All Steer High Capacity Cart features a unique tire-tracking system where the rear tires track the front tires all the time to result in less compaction or downed crops. The new cart is a multi-use tool for many applications such as starter fertilizer, pre-plant fertilizer, side-dressing herbicides and insecticides. Tank capacities go up to 1,600 gal. Contact Yetter Manufacturing, Dept. FIN, P.O. Box 358, Colchester, IL 62326-0358, 800/447-5777, visit www.yetterco.com.
Gandy seed transfer system
The Gandy Company is offering two new smaller-capacity models of its pressurized seed transfer systems. The new hopper sizes are 24 bu. and 40 bu. Other hopper sizes available include 64, 80, 96 and 120 bu. The Gandy system delivers seed from bulk tank to individual row hoppers to reduce fill time during planting. The Seed Transfer System is offered in both tow-behind an dimplement mounted models. Prices for the systems range from $7,000 to $13,500. Contact Gandy Co., Dept. FIN, 528 Gandrud Rd., Owatonna, MN 55060-0528, 800/443-2476, visit www.gandy.net.