Väderstad Tempo L in field

Tempo L 8-24

Superior precision - large capacity

The Tempo L is a trailed high-speed planter with high capacity. It's available with 8, 10, 12, 16, 18 or 24 row units. The Tempo L doubles the capacity of a traditional planter and, more importantly, the crop is established with higher precision. It sets a new standard for high-capacity planting.

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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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Selected features

Väderstad Tempo L high-capacity hopper

High-capacity fertilizer metering

Depending on the model, the Tempo L can be equipped with either an 85- or 142-bushel hopper. Granular fertilizer is metered through the high-capacity Fenix III metering system, which is capable of rates up to 300 pounds per acre at 10 mph.

The electric driven Fenix III has variable rate capabilities, and the high-capacity fertilizer system maintains high precision even at high speeds.

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Perfect depth control

The Tempo L is equipped with hydraulic wing pressure, which transfers weight from the inner section of the planter to the outer wings. 

This allows the Tempo L to respond to any irregularities in the field and ensure even emergence.

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Telescoping wheel axle

To ensure the transport wheels follow the row spacing, the Tempo L is equipped with a telescoping wheel axle, which can be easily adjusted from the cab. So whatever the row spacing, the transport wheels can be adjusted to always run between the seed rows. The wheel axles are easily set to a 10-foot width for transport.

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Tempo L with the liquid fertilizer system on a field

Liquid fertilizer

As a new option, the high-speed planter Väderstad Tempo L 8-24 can be equipped with a liquid fertilizer system. The system is fully integrated in the machine, built for the high-speed precision planting that Väderstad Tempo is known for.

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Väderstad Planter Tempo L narrow transport width

Despite its large capacity, the Tempo L folds to a transport width of only 10 feet.

Optimized accuracy with next-level automation

By upgrading the data processing capabilities of the planter, additional features to ensure accuracy in the field are unlocked. The optional features are curve compensation, active hydraulic downforce and auto singulation.

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Curve compensation ensures a consistent rate

Active sensors communicate when the machine is turning and adjust the metering output of each row unit to always ensure a consistent rate over the full Tempo planter width.

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Active hydraulic downforce enables furrow management

With the active hydraulic downforce system, Tempo instantly reacts to changes in soil conditions, always maintaining the set optimum row unit pressure. 

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Auto singulation monitors and optimizes

With automatic motors on each row unit, seed singulation is continuously monitored and optimized. This saves time and increases the productive time in the field.

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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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Väderstad Tempo L in field

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Product concept

Zone 1 - Fertilizer placement (option)

Depending on the model, the Tempo L can be equipped with either an 85- or 142-bushel hopper, including the highly precise Fenix III system to meter out granular fertilizer. It is capable of rates up to 312.3 pounds per acre at 9.3 mph with the ability to do variable rate, thanks to an electric drive. The high-capacity fertilizer coulters maintain high precision even at high speeds.

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

Row-mounted micro granulate kit

Central micro granulate kit – BioDrill 500

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"

Treaded closing wheel 2"

Pointed closing wheel

Spiked closing wheel


Tempo L 8 12 16 18 24
Number of rows 8 12 16 18 24
Row spacing, in (mm) 30 (700-800) 18, 20, 22, 30 (450-800) 30 (700-762) 18, 20 (450-508) 18, 20, 22 (450-559)
Frame width (ft.) 20 20-31.5 35.4-39.4 27.2-32.2 35.4-39.4
Working width (ft.) 18.4-21 27.6-31.5 36.7-40 29.5-29.9 35.4-40
Transport width (ft.) 9.8 9.8 9.8-11.2*** 9.8-11.2*** 9.8-11.2***
Transport height (ft.) 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1
Weight Seed only version (lbs)* 12346-14991 13448-17637 17637-19401 15873-19621 18960-22928
Weight Combi version (lbs)* 14330-16535 15432-20283 19842-22267 19180-23149 22928-26015
Weight fransfer Mech-/Hyd Mech-/Hyd Hyd Hyd Hyd
Volume seed hopper per row unit (bu.) 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Volume micro granulate hopper per row unit (bu.) 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 N/A
Hopper volume fertilizer (bu.) 85 85/142 142 142 142
Hydraulic requirements (Seed only)  4 DA + 2 FR** 4 DA + 2 FR** 4 DA + 2 FR** 4 DA + 2 FR** 4 DA + 2 FR**
Hydraulic requirements (Combi) 5 DA + 2 FR** 5 DA + 2 FR** 5 DA + 2 FR** 5 DA + 2 FR** 5 DA + 2 FR**
Oil flow requirements (gpm) 29-34.3 29-52.8 37-52.8 37-52.8 37-52.8
Horsepower requirements 150-200 200-300 300-350 300-350 300-350

*Weight min-max depends on equipment. Empty hoppers.

**One return line (case drain) without back pressure (max 2.5 bar) for draining of fan motors.

***11.2' transport width with dual wheels.

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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