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The value of high-speed planting
High-speed planting provides several benefits. Since a larger area can be covered with the same working width, while also improving precision, there are several ways to increase net profit.
When timing is everything
The ideal planting window is typically narrow. Some years extreme weather limits the window even more. Planting within the optimum period provides perfect temperature and moisture for the planted crop. Any delay reduces the yield potential.
Increased field efficiency
By planting with high speed, the capacity of the planter increases. This means a smaller planter can cover the same area as a larger one. You benefit from increased field efficiency, as well as lower tractor horsepower requirements.
One planter instead of two
High-speed planting means that more acres can be covered with fewer row units. This drastically lowers costs for the planter itself. In some cases, it can also eliminate the need for another tractor and driver.
Capacity and precision combined
On traditional planters, the seed falls freely through the seed tube from the seed meter down to the soil. When vibrations intensify as speed is increased, the seed bounces in the seed tube, and much of the precision of the seed meter is lost. This is where the Tempo with its pressurized seed meter stands out from the crowd.
Adjust the speed lever in the precision monitor below to experience the planting precision and capacity of the Tempo planter.