In a 24-hour race on 4 April, a Tempo R 12 drilled 306 hectares of sunflower at an average speed of 19 km/h. The Väderstad Tempo race was held near Pleven, north of Sofia in Bulgaria, together with Väderstad’s Bulgarian import agency Titan Machinery.
“This shows Tempo R’s ability to drill with great precision at high speed”, said Lars Thylén, product marketing manager.
The record attempt began at 13:45 on 3 April and finished 24 hours later. Four drivers drilled a total of 306 hectares of sunflower at an average speed of 19 km/h on the Agrotrade Commerce estate near Pleven.
The field was drilled at a seed rate of 62 500 seeds per hectare, placed at approx. 5 cm depth. “I feel really proud of the team who made this possible and our colleagues who developed the machine”, said Lars Thylén.
A happy Väderstad and Titan Machinery team celebrating when the race was done.
View the video from the race here: