Kinze has announced its electric drive metering system will be available in the 3660 12 row and 16 row planters for the spring of 2016.
“The adoption rate of new technology and electronics in the agriculture industry is phenomenal,” Susanne Veatch, Kinze’s vice president and chief marketing officer, said in a release. “As farmers ourselves who have been in business for 50 years, Kinze knows the benefits this electric meter addition will bring to the 3660 planter and the farmers who use it.”
The electric drive system is supposed to allow consistency in speed spacing, even when planting around curves. A pre-production 3660 planter with electric drive was on display at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. And that’s where Shaun Haney caught up with Kinze’s Mitch Romer to find out more about the announcement: