The Väderstad Tempo L 16-24 Central Fill seeder will be available from the end of 2022
The Väderstad Tempo L 16-24 Central Fill seeder will be available from the end of 2022.

Väderstad is set to introduce its new the new Tempo L 16-24 Central Fill seed drill. By handling both seed and fertiliser in a bulk system, the capacity of this world-record planter is being increased even further.

The high-speed Tempo L precision planter already holds the world record for planting 502.05ha of maize in 24 hours, a record set in Hungary in 2017. Now, the drill’s family is growing and the new Tempo L Central Fill, with a central hopper for both seed and fertiliser is being introduced.

Horsch’s senior vice president for sales and marketing, Mattias Hovnert, said the central cill functionality meant that instead of filling seed in each of the row units, the farmer will only have to fill one large central hopper.

The new Väderstad Tempo L 16-24 Central Fill will be unveiled at Agritechnica 2022
The new Väderstad Tempo L 16-24 Central Fill will be unveiled at Agritechnica 2022.

“The Tempo planter will then take care of the distribution of the seeds and fertiliser to each row unit – all this at world-record planting speed and precision,” he added. “With the central-fill function, the farmer will be able to achieve even more in a day’s work, thereby increasing productivity and capacity even further.”

The new Tempo L Central Fill will be available with either 16 or 24 rows, which allows for row spacing alternatives from 450mm to 762mm, depending on model. To match the high-capacity output, the machine is equipped with a new hopper that holds 2,200 litres of seed and 5,000 litres of fertiliser, making a total of 7,200 litres.

Väderstad's Tempo L was a seeding record breaker even before the launch of the new cventral-fill system
Väderstad’s Tempo L was a seeding record breaker even before the launch of the new cventral-fill system.

The new hopper on the Tempo L Central Fill is equipped with two fans in the front, ensuring high-capacity metering of both seed and fertiliser. The technology behind the central-fill system is very intuitive. There’s no central motor metering out seeds; instead each row unit regulates the number of seeds needed to assist its individual high-precision PowerShoot seed metering system.

The new Tempo L 16-24 Central Fill will have its premiere at Agritechnica 2022, and will be available from the end of 2022.

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