Väderstad Tempo F 8 in field

Tempo F 6-8

Excellent responsiveness

The Tempo F is a trailed high-speed planter, available with 6 or 8 row units and optional granular fertilizer hopper. The placement and design of the support wheels maintain the seed depth in all conditions, which ensures an even crop. The Tempo F offers high fertilizer capacity with individual row shut-off, resulting in maximum uptime and fertilizer savings.

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Part of the Tempo concept

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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Väderstad Tempo impressive depth precision

Impressive depth control

To ensure optimal depth control, the Tempo F is equipped with hydraulic support wheels mounted between the row units. This avoids any tilting in hilly conditions. The wide tire profile maintains consistent working depth irrespective of soil type, while the large diameter ensures a smooth ride at high speeds, improving planting precision.

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Väderstad Tempo offers intelligent wheel ground pressure

Intelligent wheel ground pressure

The eight-row Tempo F 8 has four support wheels which are coupled as a walking tandem hydraulic bogie unit. 

This ensures that the load on all wheels is the same in the field, giving the machine a smoother ride on uneven ground.

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Väderstad Tempo - High-precision planting for every farm

High-precision planting for every farm

The Tempo is designed to fit most tractors. It has a low hydraulic requirement, offers self-sufficient electric power and requires low horsepower.

The Tempo F can be equipped with an optional PTO-driven fan to reduce tractor hydraulic requirements, while maintaining high-precision planting performance.

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Väderstad Tempo F high-capacity fertilizer hopper

High-capacity fertilizer hopper

The Tempo F can be equipped with a large granular fertilizer hopper and fertilizer opening coulters. Hopper capacity is 36.2 or 48.2 bushels, depending on model. 

The hopper access is safe and easy with a platform, and a large opening improves filling time while reducing downtime in the field. 

Electric motors enable variable fertilizer rates, offering higher yield potential with the same amount of fertilizer.

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Väderstad Tempo row shut-off saves fertilizer

Row shut-off saves fertilizer

Like the seed meters, the fertilizer meters have individual row shut-offs. This maintains uniform rates throughout the field, even on irregular fields. The fertilizer is metered through short hoses for fast reaction time when the rows are turned on and off.

The individual row shut off provides equal conditions for each plant, which leads to even crop emergence while reducing fertilizer costs.

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Väderstad high speed planter

Minimal soil compaction

The advantage of a trailed planter is less weight placed on the tractor. With this reduced weight a smaller tractor with lower tire pressures can be used. The weight is distributed between the tractor and the planter which, in turn, reduces the amount of soil compaction. The benefit of this is a healthy soil structure and an even crop emergence.

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Väderstad E-services

Full control at your fingertips

The iPad-based control system, Väderstad E-Control, wirelessly delivers data about each seed that travels through the planter, including seeding quality, skips, doubles, spacing and rate.

You benefit from user-friendly remote setup and calibration, as well as easy, real-time monitoring and control.

Through the iPad, you can download the most recent software updates, allowing your system to always stay current with future developments.

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Product concept

Zone 1 - Fertilizer placement (option)

Fertilizer opening coulters and a large fertilizer hopper make it possible to precisely band fertilizer while planting the crop.

Fertilizer kit

Zone 2 - Row cleaners (option)

Row cleaners are optional on the Tempo. They're used to remove crop residue, clods and rocks ahead of the disc openers. The need to use row cleaners is much higher when planting into no-till conditions or other fields with large amounts of residue.

Floating row cleaners

Zone 3 - Seed placement

With the Tempo, planting can be done at very high speeds without compromising precision and accuracy. The seed meters ensure perfect placement for every seed, which is key to maximizing yield.

0.6-inch seed system

0.9-inch seed system

Micro granulate kit

Small seeds kit

Zone 4 - Closing

After the seed is planted, the closing wheels cover the seed trench, creating perfect conditions for germination. Several industry-standard, third-party closing wheel solutions can also be used, depending on the needs of each farm.

Narrow closing wheel 1"

Wide closing wheel 2"

Spiked closing wheel

Treaded closing wheel 2"


Tempo F 6 8
Number of rows 6 8
Row spacing (in.) 27.6/29.5/30/31.5 27.6/29.5/30/31.5
Working width (ft) 13.8-15.7 18.4-21
Transport width (ft.) 9.8-10.8 9.8-10.8
Transport height (m) 9.8-10.5 11.5-12.5
Volume seed hopper per row unit (bu.) 2 2
Volume micro granulate hopper per row unit (bu.) 0.5 0.5
Weight with combi (lbs) 6173-7275 8378-9259
Weight without combi (lbs) 4630-5953 6173-7496
Coulter pressure max (lbs) 716.5 716.5
Recommended working speed (mph) 6-10.6 6-10.6
Hydraulic requirements  1-3+FR 1-3+FR
Horsepower requirements 100 140
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.
LS = Load sensing    FR = Free return    DA = Double acting 
H = Hydraulic    P = Pneumatic    N/A = Not available
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