Väderstad awarded Machine of the Year 2020 at Agritechnica

Väderstad awarded Machine of the Year 2020 at Agritechnica

Right now, Agritechnica – the world’s largest agricultural fair – is in full swing in Germany. It’s here that agricultural machinery manufacturers showcase their latest offerings ahead of the coming seasons. Sweden’s Väderstad has confirmed its leading position and once again walked off with the Machine of the Year award with its innovation, Tempo WideLining.

Machine of the Year is the show’s most prestigious honour, bestowed on the winner by a jury comprising agricultural journalists from all over Europe. This is the third time Väderstad has won the award.

“We are, of course, both proud and delighted to once again be awarded “Machine of the Year”. We are always looking to make improvements for the world’s farmers and the Tempo WideLining system is no exception. It’s a development of our precision planter, Tempo, which increases the yield for the farmer still further,” says Mattias Hovnert, SVP Global Sales and Marketing, Väderstad.

The family company, Väderstad, from Östergötland, south-east Sweden, is today one of the world’s leaders in tillage and drilling, with more than 1,500 employees around the world. The company’s machines and methods have been pioneering for generations and, at this year’s fair, they presented no fewer than four innovations, including Tempo WideLining, which, even before the fair, was awarded a silver medal at Agritechnica Innovation Award.

The world’s first tramlining system
The WideLining system is the worlds’ first industry manufactured tramlining system that makes it possible for the farmer to spread liquid manure in a standing silage maize crop, without having to lower the total yield potential of the field.

“Instead of preparing the wheel tracks for the liquid manure spreader by shutting off row units, WideLining instead automatically changes the row spacing on the planter while in operation. This means that 8,3 % more seeds can be sown in the field compared to current technology on the market today,” says Mattias Hovnert.

Agritechnica is held every other year and is the world’s largest agricultural fair with 2,750 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. Väderstad can now happily pack away another prestigious prize to take home and enjoy a very well-attended stand at this year's fair.