13 April 2017, 16:05
On April 11-12th, Väderstad set a new world record for most hectares planted within 24 hours. By having planted 502.05 hectares with high precision and an average speed over 20km/h, the high-speed planter Väderstad Tempo have proved its enormous capacity.
The machine that set the world record was the high-speed planter Väderstad Tempo L 16, and the event was located at the Ágoston Puszta farm outside the city Enying in Hungary. The tractor was a Case IH Magnum CVX 380. During the 24 hours, two fields was planted with two different types of maize seed. Together with the seeds, Tempo planted fertiliser and pesticides.
- This world-record is a clear statement of the enormous capacity and precision of the Väderstad Tempo planter, says Mattias Hovnert, Sales & Marketing Director at Väderstad.
Enormous capacity – Superior precision
The previous record for maize planting was 448,29 hectares in 24 hours. This was set with a planter with 24 row units and a central-fill seed hopper. Instead of 24 rows and central-fill, the world-record Tempo beat this record with 16 row units and individual seed and pesticide hoppers. Väderstad Tempo planted 502.05 hectares.
- Most importantly – even though the world-record machine Väderstad Tempo planted at a speed over 20km/h, it delivered an outstanding precision, says Mattias Hovnert.
Lars Thylén, planter product specialist at Väderstad adds:
- It is one thing to plant with high speed, but to do so with high precision is something very different. Thanks to the patented seed metering technology Väderstad PowerShoot, which benefits from a pressurised system blowing the seed down the seed tube, Väderstad Tempo is able to combine a very high speed and exceptional precision very successfully, says Lars Thylén, planter product specialist at Väderstad.
The world-record planting was monitored by Gödöllő University, who will measure precision and follow up the results of the crops.