Väderstad Tempo R 18 rows in field

Tempo R 12-18

Robust capacity

The Tempo R 12-18 is a rigid, mounted high-speed planter available with 12 or 18 row units and optional granular fertilizer system. With easily adjustable row spacing, it is possible to plant numerous crops with the same unit for maximum versatility. The three-point linkage provides excellent maneuverability on tight headlands. Additionally, the rigid frame benefits from fewer moving parts, minimal weight and reduced maintenance without compromising excellent precision.

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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 diffrent crops

Multiple crops with one planter

The Tempo R frame allows easy setup of numerous row spacings and number of row units, including odd numbers. 

The row spacing on the 18-row Tempo R 18 can be set as narrow as 17.7", while the 12-row model can be configured between 27.6" to 31.5". This results in more acres per season and consequently lowered costs.

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Tempo row units
Väderstad Tempo R with transport wheels for the wider models

Transport wheels for wider models

Equipped with optional transport wheels and drawbar, the Tempo R 12 and Tempo R 18 can be easily transported between fields.

Despite the wide working width, this feature reduces transport width to less than 10 feet.

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Väderstad FrontHopper FH 2200 clearcut

FH 2200 - High-capacity fertilizer metering

The FH 2200 front-mounted granular fertilizer hopper enables precision application.

The 62.4-bushel hopper is equipped with an electric Fenix III metering system, built for high capacity and high working speeds in the field. The FH 2200 integrates with the iPad-based control system Väderstad E-Control or the ISOBUS terminal of the tractor.

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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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QuickStart guides

See our QuickStart guides for your Tempo R.

QuickStart guides
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Product concept

Zone 1 - Fertilizer placement (option)

The Tempo is able to band fertilizer using the FH 2200 front hopper. The fertilizer coulters maintain a high level of 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

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.

Spiked closing wheel

Narrow closing wheel 1"

Wide closing wheel 2"

Treaded closing wheel 2"


Tempo R 12 18
Number of rows 12 18
Row spacing (in.) 27.6/29.5/30/31.5 17.7/18/19.7/20
Working width (ft.) 27.6-31.5 28-31.7
Transport width (ft.) 9.8 (with transport wheel) 9.8 (with transport wheel)
Transport height (ft.) 7.1 7.1
Volume seed hopper per row unit (bu.) 2 2
Volume micro granulate hopper per row unit (bu.) 0.5 -
Weight without combi (lbs) 6173-9259 7496-10141
Weight with combi (lbs) - -
Coulter pressure max (lbs) 716.5 716.5
Recommended working speed (mph) 6-10.6 6-10.6
Hydraulic capacity (gpm) 10.6 10.6
Hydraulic requirements  1-2+FR 1-2+FR
Horsepower requirements 250 300
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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