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