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Kinze Continues Progress on World’s First Electric Multi-Hybrid Planter

10 Sep 2023
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imageKinze® Manufacturing, Inc. continues progress on the world’s first electric multi-hybrid planter, with six planters having successfully been used for planting on test plots in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana this spring. Based on early successes with the multi-hybrid planter, Kinze is putting the model into limited production for the spring 2015 planting season.

Kinze first announced the concept planter, which provides farmers with the ability to change the seed hybrid they are planting automatically as the planter moves through the field, last December and has made rapid progress with it since then. This spring the company collaborated with several seed businesses, including AgriGold, Beck’s Hybrids, Burrus Hybrids, and DuPont Pioneer, on test plots.

In planting trials this spring, the planter successfully demonstrated automatic on-the-go changing of seed hybrids and population. Hybrid changes were conducted within a single seed drop, so there were virtually no gaps or overlap when switching from one hybrid to the other.

Kinze Manufacturing • www.kinze.com

 


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