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Tempo R

A rigid high speed precision planter

With the high speed precision planter Tempo R, crop establishment can be carried out at high speed without compromising exceptional precision and accuracy. The result is a unique combination of uniform crop establishment and high capacity.

Behind the qualities of Tempo lie many years of development work by our engineers. This work was followed by thorough field testing in many countries, which was carried out in close collaboration with agricultural advisors and farmers.

Tempo R is a rigid high speed precision planter with 4 to 18 rows that is carried on the three-point linkage. The smallest row spacing is 45 cm and the largest is 100 cm. The largest possible working width is 9.6 metres.


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Film from our record planting with high speed precision planter Tempo R in Bulgaria



A new standard for precision at high speed

Väderstad Tempo sets a new standard for planting at a high speed. With Tempo, planting can be done at high speed and precision and accuracy remains exceptional. The result is an unique combination of even crop establishment and superior capacity.
When developing the seed meter for Tempo the aim was to plant 28 seeds/second. The result, the Gilstring Seed Meter, achieving impressive results even at the highest speeds. One of the key features is the pressurised seed transport, the so called PowerShoot.

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Animation visualising the Tempo seed meter



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Calibration of Tempo



Väderstad E-Services


With Väderstad E-Services, Tempo is ready for the future

The introduction of Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) and iPad Air into the Väderstad programme brings a range of advantages. From now on, our machines and equipment can be controlled with the help of wireless communication. User-friendliness, cost-effectiveness and ease of update are just some of the major advantages of the iPad Air solution compared with conventional systems. Väderstad’s control solutions are combined under the collective name of Väderstad E-Services.

Read more about Väderstad E-Services here


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ControlStation   E-Control   ISOBUS



Row shut off 


Individual shut-off of row units

The electric drive of all seed meters makes it possible to shut off the row units one at a time, thereby saving seed and inputs in irregular fields. When seed metering is shut off, it is possible to shut off fertiliser metering and metering of microgranules if the machine has these functions. It is also possible to completely shut off fertiliser and microgranule metering and just continue to meter out seed. In fields with varying soil texture and humus content, it is also easy to adjust the fertiliser dose and seed rate from the cab on the go.



Robust row unit

The Tempo row unit is designed for planting at high speed with minimal requirement of service. All joints in the row unit are maintenance free. The heavy duty parallel linkage is designed to be able to transfer weight to the row unit.



In order to minimize vibrations from high speed the row unit is equipped with trailed gauge wheels

The gauge wheels on Tempo are trailed (1) instead of pushed (2), which is the usual solution on precision seed drills. The great advantage with trailed carrying wheels is that the machine is easier to draw and that the vibrations in the row units decrease. 

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Three types of closing wheel

There are three different types of closing wheel to choose from. In addition to the standard model there is a wider version that is recommended for very shallow drilling of small-seeded crops. It can be difficult to close the seed furrow on clays with a high clay content, so for that we recommend the spiked closing wheel.


Standard wheels   Wide wheels   Spiked wheels



Seed discs Tempo  including knockout wheel


Tested for many crops

Seed plates are available in different versions for maize and sunflower. The seed plate to be used depends on the thousand grain weight. In addition, Tempo can be used for drilling soybean, millet, sorghum, sugar beet, oilseed rape and cotton. A seed plate for maize with 32 holes and a diameter of 5.5 mm is standard and other seed plates are available as options. 


Crops Tempo 

Image slideshow

Icon image gallery

Tempo R movies

Tempo seed meter - how it works

Tempo seed meter versus the competition

Tempo R sets new record with sunflower

Result from Tempo R record race in Bulgaria

Settings of Tempo (English)

Calibration of Tempo (English)

Tempo Gilstring Seed Meter


Tempo is not only quick; the perfect seed placement is what really makes it stand out from the crowd. Tempo is more accurate and the seed meter assures perfect placement for every seed. This precision is of greatest importance to maximise the yield.

The seed meter, called the Gilstring Seed Meter, and the seed tube is pressurised. This means that the seed is "shoot" through the short seed tube and is therefore insensitive for both slopes and vibrations. We call this technology PowerShoot.



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Animation visualising the Tempo seed meter



Seed emptying device, YM 2016

On the new version of the Gilstring Seed Meter there is an easy to use seed emptying device. This is an advantage for customer planting many different varieties every day.


Tempo R Rigid frame
Maintanance free linkage
WS 9 Electronics
Support wheel TPR Support wheels
Press wheel Press wheel
Closing wheel Closing wheel (25 mm)
V55 disc Disc
Seed discs Seed discs
Simple service
Hydraulic fan Hydraulic driven fan and alternator


Micro granulate box Micro granulate
Seed tube 22 mm seed system 22 mm seed system
Fertiliser coulter
Marker arm Tempo Marker arms
High air inlet Elevated air inlet
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Row cleaner Row cleaners
Wide closing wheel (50 mm)
Spiked closing wheel

Tempo R



TPR 12

TPR 18

Number of rows 4 6 12 18
Row spacing (mm) 700/750/762/800 450/500 700/750/762/800 450/457/500
Working width (m) 2,8-3,2 2,7-3,0 8,4-9,6 8,1-9,0
Transport width (m) 3,0 3,0 8,0 (700mm) 9,1 8,1
Transport height (m) 1,9 1,9 2,15 2,15
Volume seed hopper per row unit (l) 70 70 70 70
Volume micro granulate hopper per row unit (l) 17 17 17 17
Weight without combi (kg) min-max 1100-1600 1300-2100 2800-4200 3400-4600
Weight with combi (kg) min-max 1300-1800 1600-2200 - -
Coulter pressure (kg) max 325/150/150/150 150 150 150
Recommended working speed (km/h) 10-17 10-17 10-17 10-17
Hydraulic requirements
1-2 DA+FR 1-2 DA+FR 1-2 DA+FR 1-2 DA+FR
Draught requirement from (hp) 70 100 250 300



Double acting
FR = Free return


Väderstad has made every attempt to accurately portray our product lineup. However, due to our commitment to continually innovate our technologies to provide our customers the best possible products, some products may not be manufactured as shown on this site. Exact specifications for each product will be confirmed at the time of ordering.