1240 ares in 24 hours - Väderstad Tempo has set a new world record

World record Tempo planter

On April 11-12th, Väderstad set a new world record for most hectares planted within 24 hours. By having planted 1240.59 ares with high precision and an average speed over 20km/h, the high-speed planter Väderstad Tempo have proved its enormous capacity.

The machine that set the world record was the high-speed planter Väderstad Tempo L 16, and the event was located at the Ágoston Puszta farm outside the city Enying in Hungary. The tractor was a Case IH Magnum CVX 380. During the 24 hours, two fields was planted with two different types of corn seed. Together with the seeds, Tempo planted fertiliser and pesticides.

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Enormous capacity – Superior precision

The previous record for corn planting was 1107.75 ares in 24 hours. This was set with a planter with 24 row units and a central-fill seed hopper. Instead of 24 rows and central-fill, the world-record Tempo beat this record with 16 row units and individual seed and pesticide hoppers. Väderstad Tempo planted 1240.59 ares.

- Most importantly – even though the world-record machine Väderstad Tempo planted at a speed over 20km/h, it delivered an outstanding precision, says Mattias Hovnert.

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Lars Thylén, planter product specialist at Väderstad adds:

- It is one thing to plant with high speed, but to do so with high precision is something very different. Thanks to the patented seed metering technology Väderstad PowerShoot, which benefits from a pressurised system blowing the seed down the seed tube, Väderstad Tempo is able to combine a very high speed and exceptional precision very successfully.

The world-record planting was monitored by Gödöllő University, who will measure precision and follow up the results of the crops.

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Image gallery from the 24 hour race

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