Unmatched precision at very high speed
Väderstad Tempo is a new generation high-speed planter, delivering an unmatched precision at double the speed of traditional planters. No-till, min-till or conventional tillage – Tempo performs exceptionally in all conditions. The crops gets the best start possible which results in an even emergence.
Next generation metering
The heart of Tempo is the unique seed metering unit, the Gilstring Seed Meter, which delivers an unmatched precision at very high speed. The secret behind this lies in the fact that Tempo takes full control of the seed delivery, from the seed meter all the way down into the soil. This unique seed control means vibrations or slopes do not affect the precision of the seed metering.
Precision in 3-D
Tempo deliver an unmatched planting precision in three dimensions – Length, depth, and width.
1. Lengthwise – Exact distance between each seed in the seed row
2. Seed depth – Exact depth of each seed
3. Row by row – individual shut off of the seed, fertiliser and micro granulate
PowerShoot - Speed is not an issue
On traditional planters, the seed falls freely through the seed tube from the seed meter down to the soil. When vibrations arise as the speed increases, the seed bounces in the seed tube and much of the precision of the seed meter is lost.
This is where Tempo, with its pressurised seed meter, stands out from the crowd.
Thanks to the PowerShoot technology, which uses air pressure to maintain full control of the seed all the way down to the soil, gravity is removed from the equation so speed is not an issue for Tempo.
The result of precision
Taking high speed planting to the next level, also means addressing the issue of skips and doubles. Skips in the rows mean fewer yield-bearing plants at harvest time. However, doubles can be equally detrimental. Plants that are too close together compete for sunlight and nutrients, resulting in uneven maturity and reduced yield. Skips can be caused by external factors, while the machine always causes the doubles. Using Tempo will ensure the same conditions for all plants. Even plant spacing results in a crop that matures at an even rate and is more likely to yield to full potential.
One machine - Multiple crops
Maize, sugar beet, soya beans, sunflower, oilseed rape, cotton, sorghum and many more – Tempo is able to plant a full range of crops with excellent results. By easily changing the row spacing and machine setup for different crops, Tempo offers high versatility on the farm. The result is increased efficiency and minimised machine costs per hectare. Changing the seed discs is carried out in a matter of seconds without the need of tools.
Electric drive increases precision
The seed meters have individual electric drives, which makes it possible to shut off the row units one at a time, thereby saving seeds and inputs in irregular fields.
The electric drive allows each individual seed meter to be calibrated with different seed rates, an important benefit in seed production. Compared with mechanically driven planters, the electrical drive avoids problems with slipping drive wheels or problems with chains which results in an uneven metering.
No-till, min-till or conventional tillage
Tempo is capable of planting with up to 325kg coulter pressure. This enables high-speed planting in a wide range of field conditions and tillage systems.
To save moisture and increase capacity during hectic periods on the farm it is possible to plant directly into the stubble.
Thanks to the heavy-duty row unit and effective row cleaners, Tempo is able to deliver perfect results in all conditions.
Optimal seed-to-soil contact
When the seed leaves the seed tube, it is stopped by the press wheel.
The press wheel fulfils two important tasks; it stops the seed at the exact intended spot and then presses it into moist soil. This ensures optimal seed-to-soil contact and a fast and even germination.
Built for high speed
Every component of Tempo is designed for high speed planting, with minimal service requirements.
All joints in the row unit are maintenance free and the heavy-duty parallel linkage is designed to be able to transfer weight to the row unit. The frame, the row unit, the fan, the hydraulics – all have a robust design making it a durable, versatile and easy-to-maintain planter that fits the requirements on your farm.
Exact working depth in all conditions
To maintain the row unit pressure in tough conditions, all Tempo models can be equipped with hydraulic weight transfer. By enabling both positive and negative pressure, you are able to ensure the best start possible for each type of seed. The hydraulic weight transfer is controlled via the iPad-based control system E-Control.