Vaderstad tempo widelining maximises yield potential

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Väderstad will launch the new innovative Tempo WideLining system at Agritechnica 2019, with the technology being available on Tempo V 6-12 from the second half of 2020. It is the world’s first tramlining system, which enables farmers to spread liquid manure in a standing silage maize crop, without compromising yield potential.

Instead of shutting off row units to create tramlines, WideLining automatically changes the row spacing on the planter hydraulically to create two 1050mm tyre tracks, thereby ensuring all row units plant at full capacity. The row spacing between the tyre tracks will go from 750-600mm.

WideLining is fully automatic and integrated in the iPad-based control system Väderstad E-Control. When the function is activated, the machine will calculate the field and automatically adjust the row units to create tramlines based on the working width of the liquid manure spreader.

How WideLining works in practise, for example, is establishing silage maize with an 8-row planter and using a liquid manure spreader with 18 metre working width, the drill should plant 8.3% more seeds in the field compared to alternative technology available on the market.

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