Vaderstad has developed a new precision seed drill based on the well established Tempo with a number of unique features including a unique row unit that can be easily moved to vary row spacing, and therefore making it suitable for a range of different crops.
Tempo V is a three-point linkage, telescopic machine for up to 12 rows. The machine can easily be switched from 12 rows with 45cm row spacing to 8 rows with 75cm spacing, for example. It is available in seven different models. The number of row units varies from six to twelve depending on the model, and working widths are between 4.2 and 6.6m depending on row spacing.
The drill frame is designed so that row units and fertiliser coulters can be moved to any position. Odd row numbers (such as 9 rows with 600 mm spacing) can also be handled on the same frame.
The row units – with the PowerShoot technology that is insensitive to vibrations – are the same as on other Tempo models, allowing precision high speed drilling.
From 2016 Tempo will be equipped with a new seed meter in aluminium. The new seed meter has an emptying hatch for easy cleaning when changing crops. There is also the option of a 22mm drilling system mounted in the new seed meter for crops such as pumpkins and large sunflowers.
Tempo V also features a narrower fertiliser coulter, enabling mounting at 45cm row spacing and is capable of being set at various depth settings and handling loads of up to 150kg.