Swedish machinery manufacturer Väderstad has passed the milestone of producing its 1000th Tempo L high precision planter.
Launched in 2017, the Tempo L hit made global headlines when it set a world drilling record in Hungary the same year – planting 502ha of maize in 24 hours at a speed of more than 12.5mph.
Väderstad says the company’s patented PowerShoot technology enabled the Tempo to deliver unparalleled precision – both in terms of the distance between each seed and uniform planting depth.
“There were minimal deviations in planting depth precision, doubles and skips,” says Mattias Hovnert, the company’s senior vice president for global sales and marketing. “The Tempo L has definitely pushed the limits regarding planting, capacity and precision.”
In total, Väderstad produces some 5500 machines annually. Currently available with 8-24 row units, a new Tempo L 32 goes into production from June 2021. It will be the biggest Tempo yet with 32 row units and a 12m operating width.