Väderstad Tempo sets new record with sunflower

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.

Record 24-hour race with TPR

“This shows Tempo R’s ability to drill with great precision at high speed”, said Lars Thylén, product marketing manager.

Record 24-hour race with TPR

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.

Record 24-hour race with TPR

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.

Record 24-hour race with TPR
A happy Väderstad and Titan Machinery team celebrating when the race was done.

View the video from the race here: