Tempo sets a new record in planting

On April 25th in a 24 hours race a Tempo F8 planted 212 hectares of corn at an average speed of 18 km per hour. A 42% increase in capacity per row unit compared to the official world record carried out with a 24 row planter.

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The Väderstad Ukraine team celebrates the 42% increase in capacity per row unit compared to the official world record carried out with a 24 row planter

“The race demonstrates Tempo’s ability to perform with great precision at high speed”, says Lars Thylén product marketing manager.

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Fertiliser was applied with the rate of 130 kilos per hectare

Each row unit planted 26.5 hectares during the race which is a 42% increase in capacity per row unit compared to the official world record carried out with a 24 row planter in year 2012.

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An active support team is ready to fill up the Tempo F8

The record attempt started at 10:50 on April 24th and finished 24 hours later. Three drivers managed to plant 212 hectares of corn at an average speed of 18 km per hour in two fields close to Kiev, in the area of fertile black soils.

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The planting was monitored and controlled by a committee from the Ukrainian Institute for Certification of Agricultural Machinery

The planting was monitored and controlled by a committee from the Ukrainian Institute for Certification of Agricultural Machinery. The fields were planted with a seed rate of 85 000 seeds per hectare, seeded about 5.2 cm deep, and fertiliser was applied with the rate of 130 kg/ha.

“I feel very proud of the team of professionals who made this record happen and the people behind the machine”, says Vitaliy Filatov, Managing Director Väderstad Ukraine.

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