Grain on the go

08/05/2011 @ 1:07pm

I once had a farmer tell me, “A grain cart is one of those things that once you have it, you will never want to farm without it.”

Why? Because grain carts solve a problem -- they help get the crop out of the field in less than ideal conditions and keep the combine going.

And speeding up harvest is the cornerstone of Kinze Manufacturing’s new, larger carts, which will be available in 900-, 1,100-, 1,300- and 1,500-bushel capacities.

Some of the key features include a dual-auger design that provides maximum visibility and reach. The one-piece, horizontal auger moves grain quickly from back to front. The vertical corner auger can pivot up to 10 degrees and features an adjustable spout. When you combine the two, these augers move grain faster than 500 bushels per minute.

In addition, these carts feature a wide variety of options for tires and tracks to reduce soil compaction. The 1100 and 1300 models feature 1100/45R46 compaction-reducing tires. The 900 model comes with 66x43-25 tires. A dual 520/85R42 tire option is available on the 1100 and 1300 models to further reduce soil compaction. A 36-inch wide tracked undercarriage is available on the 1100, 1300 and 1500 models. A new Steerable Tandem Axle is available for the 1500 model featuring four 66x43-25 tires for extreme load-carrying capability and maneuverability.

Another big change to these machines is the sleek, new design. Corners on the carts are welded by large robots to ensure consistency and strength. All Kinze carts feature a durable powder-coat finish.  

Additional options include: electronic scale packages for quick and easy weights, an electric roll tarp to cover and uncover loads quickly and a dual camera option to monitor both the rear of the cart and the unloading auger.

As users of grain carts continue to discover the many advantages of on the go combine unloading, they frequently upgrade to larger units with more features to meet their needs.

And if you’re in the market for a larger cart, Kinze’s latest introduction may be just what you’re looking for. To learn more, visit www.kinze.com.

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