Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tom Burrus explains Kinze® Multi Hybrid Planter Techonology at its Best




Brian Six, Account Manager for Burrus, has been the lead operator of the Kinze® prototype Multi Hybrid 4900 electric drive planter utilized by Burrus.  Brian Six said, "While I was operating the planter, Raven Industries called to say ‘Please stop the planter so we can update the monitor programing’, - I could see that Raven technicians, located in South Dakota, were working on my tractor monitor, while I was located in fields of Illinois, Missouri, or Wisconsin."

Sometimes plans would change, and another Burrus field would need a new prescription.  Jerad Ropp, the Burrus Precision Planting Consultant, would write a prescription, then  e-mail the prescription to Brian Six's tractor, and then Brian was able to download the prescription onto a thumb drive, stick it into the monitor, and be ready to plant without leaving the cab. “This is quite a revolution from how we operated just 10 years ago” says Tom Burrus, President of Burrus Hybrids.  “The planter has been on 22 farms for corn testing, and now, we are utilizing the Kinze® prototype Multi Hybrid 4900 electric drive planter for Burrus soybean research.”  For additional information, you can read:  Update From Tom Burrus - Kinze® 4900 Electric Drive Prototype Multi Hybrid Planter Soybean Research 

Brian Six, Burrus Account Manager as well as the operator of the Kinze® prototype Multi Hybrid 4900 electric drive planter



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