Kinze Manufacturing will feature the new Mach Till product lineup and advanced planter technologies at the 2018 Farm Progress Show.
Mach Till is designed to serve the growing hybrid horizontal tillage market. Combining high speed at 8 to 12 mph and high capacity, Mach Till lets farmers cover more acres in less time. The new lineup will be available to farmers beginning this fall with 20-, 26-, 33- and 40-foot models.
Susanne Veatch, Kinze president and chief marketing officer, says Mach Till is not vertical or conventional horizontal tillage equipment, but rather a multipurpose tool that can replace several types of implements. It combines some of the benefits of conventional disks, vertical tillage and soil-finishing products into one machine, integrating features of speed, good soil finish and uniform residue management in clay, sand, loam, and wet and dry soils.
Tool mixes soil, residue together
The Mach Till cuts and throws the soil at an angle to avoid creating a smear or compaction layer in the dirt. It then mixes the soil and residue together. The corrugated rubber roller on the back of the machine sheds soil and breaks up larger clods. “It consolidates the soil, bringing fine earth into contact with crop residue to optimize decomposition, leaving an eye-appealing finish and the soil bed ready for spring planting,” Veatch says.
She says the equipment is heavy-built for speed and deep working depth, but the large wide tires and rear corrugated rubber roller provide unsurpassed flotation to minimize soil compaction.
Available for 2018 in four models — the 331, 401, 201 and 261 — Mach Till offers versatility for fall primary tillage and residue management, or spring secondary tillage and seedbed preparation. Other features include simple setup and ease of use with maintenance-free parts.
New planter technologies
Kinze will also feature three new planter technologies at 2018 Farm Progress Show:
• Kinze Blue Vantage display offers the most intuitive user interface in the industry by displaying all the information farmers need on one screen. It features the most comprehensive diagnostics screen on the market, as well as high-definition mapping and graphs. “The quick setup requires only three clicks for farmers to go from turning on the display to planting. The Blue Vantage display is designed to be a ‘hitch-pin’ solution, straight out of the box and ready to use,” Veatch says.
• Kinze Blue Drive electric drive integrates seamlessly with the Blue Vantage display to provide detailed information on all systems components when the farmer needs it. Another benefit of Blue Drive is curve compensation to reduce under- or overplanting, and provide consistent speed spacing for curves in the field and less wasted seed for improved profitability. Industry-leading ethernet provides faster, more reliable connectivity. Individual row modules monitor and control each individual row unit. Fewer moving parts — no chains, drive shafts, clutches or gearboxes — reduce maintenance and repairs.
Kinze Blue Vantage display and Blue Drive electric drive will be available on various configurations of Kinze’s 3660 and 4900 planter models for the 2019 planting season. Both new technologies were designed by Kinze’s recently established Electronics Division.
• Kinze True Depth hydraulic downforce provides row-by-row active control with down- and up-force to ensure proper seed depth to maximize yield. The True Depth system will be available on the 4900 16- and 24-row planter models, and the 3660 16-row planter, including split rows, for 2019 planting season.
Also on display will be Kinze’s new 1205 dual auger grain cart, offering the proven design and features of its 1305 cart except with 6-inch lower sidewalls for lower grain-loading height.
To learn more, stop by Kinze Lot 934 at the Farm Progress Show, contact your Kinze dealer, or visit kinze.com.
Source: Kinze Manufacturing