Väderstad Tempo R 4 rows in field

Tempo R 4-6

High precision – robust design

The Tempo R 4-6 is a mounted high-speed planter available with 4 or 6 row units and optional granular fertilizer attachment. With easily adjustable row spacing, it is possible to plant numerous crops with the same unit for maximum versatility. Additionally, a 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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Tempo designed for multiple crops

Designed for multiple crops

The frame of the Tempo R is designed to easily accommodate various row spacings and number of row units.

With six rows, the planter can be configured to 17.7" or 19.7" row spacing, while the four-row version can be adjusted to 27.6", 29.5", 30" or 31.5".

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Väderstad Tempo R with high-capacity fertilizer metering

High-capacity fertilizer metering

The Tempo R can be equipped with an optional 34-bushel granular fertilizer hopper and fertilizer opening coulters.

The hopper is mounted on the planter with access to the main opening from steps on both sides. The high-capacity hopper results in fewer fillings to reduce downtime in the field.

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

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Tempo seed hopper
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 Tempo is easy to maneuver

Easy to maneuver

The Tempo R is mounted on the tractor's three-point linkage, making it easy to maneuver in the field. 

When not needed, the attached fertilizer hopper takes up little space to store. 

You benefit from a tight turning radius on headlands and convenient transport between fields.

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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

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.

Spiked closing wheel

Narrow closing wheel 1"

Wide closing wheel 2"

Treaded closing wheel 2"


Tempo R 4 6
Number of rows 4 6
Row spacing (in.) 30/31.5 17.7/19.7
Working width (ft.) 10-10.5 8.9-9.8
Transport width (ft.) 9.8 9.8
Transport height (ft.) 6.2 6.2
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) 2425-3527 2866-4630
Weight without combi (lbs) 2866-3968 3527-4850
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 70 100
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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