Tempo in field

Tempo planter

The Väderstad Tempo is a new generation high-speed planter, delivering unmatched precision at double the speed of traditional planters. No-till, min-till or conventional tillage – the Tempo performs exceptionally well in all conditions. It gives your crop the best start possible with even emergence.

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Next generation metering

The heart of the Tempo is its unique seed metering unit, the Gilstring Seed Meter, which delivers unmatched precision, even at very high speeds. How does it do this? The Tempo takes full control of seed delivery, from the seed meter all the way down into the soil. This exclusive design prevents vibrations or slopes from affecting the precision of the seed metering.

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3D Precision

3D Precision

The Tempo delivers unmatched planting precision in three dimensions – Length, depth, and width.

1. In-row precision: Exact spacing between each seed in the row
2. Depth precision: Consistent seed depth
3. End-of-row precision: Individual row shut-off of the seed and fertilizer

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Väderstad Tempo precision at high speeds

PowerShoot - Precision at high speeds

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, reducing the precision of the seed meter.

This is where Tempo, with its pressurized 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, meaning that speed is not an issue for the Tempo.

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Väderstad high speed planter row units in field
Väderstad Tempo the result of precision

The result of precision

Taking high-speed planting to the next level also means addressing the issue of skips and doubles. Skips in the row 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 the 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 its full potential.

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Excellent in all crops

The small seeds kit, which includes suspended stop wheels and the ability to adjust the closing wheel angle, ensures excellent results when planting small-seeded crops, such as canola and sugarbeets. This improves yield and increases the versatility of the Tempo high-speed planter.

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One machine - Multiple crops

Corn, soybeans, sugarbeets, sunflower, canola, cotton, sorghum and many more – the 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, the Tempo offers superior versatility on the farm. The result is increased efficiency and minimized machine costs per acre. Changing the seed discs can be done in a matter of seconds without the need for tools.

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Väderstad Tempo one machine multiple crops

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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 seed costs, especially in irregular fields.

The electric drive also allows each seed meter to be set to different planting rates, an important benefit in seed production. Compared with mechanically driven planters, the electric drive avoids problems with slipping drive wheels or problems with chains, which results in uneven metering.

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Tempo Planter in field

No-till, min-till or conventional tillage

The Tempo is capable of planting with up to 716.5 pounds of down pressure. This enables high-speed planting in a wide range of field conditions and tillage systems.

To save moisture and increase capacity during busy periods on the farm, it can plant directly into stubble or corn stalks. Thanks to the heavy-duty row unit and effective row cleaners, the Tempo delivers perfect results in all conditions.

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Optimal seed to soil contact

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 fast, even germination.

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Väderstad Tempo planter built for high speed

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 transfer weight to the row unit. The frame, row unit, fan and hydraulics all have a robust design, resulting in a durable, versatile and easy-to-maintain planter that fits the requirements of your farm.

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Tempo planter with exact working depth

Exact working depth in all conditions

To maintain consistent row unit down pressure in tough conditions, all Tempo models can be equipped with hydraulic weight transfer. By enabling both positive and negative pressure, it ensures the best start possible for each seed. 

The hydraulic weight transfer is controlled via the iPad-based E-Control system.

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Väderstad Tempo built for high speed

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