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Friday, 03 December 2021 10:55

Vaderstad's new drill is Inspire(d)

Written by  Mark Daniel
Vaderstad’s Inspire 1200C/S models are aimed at farmers looking for high-capacity needs. Vaderstad’s Inspire 1200C/S models are aimed at farmers looking for high-capacity needs.

Tillage, seeding and planting specialists Vaderstad has introduced its new Inspire product range – focused on the 12-metre seed drill segment.

The Inspire 1200C/S models are aimed at farmers looking for highcapacity needs. They have a clever hopper design that offers one of the highest capacities in its class, while retaining compact dimensions for the paddock and in transport.

The heart of Inspire is a double-disc seed coulter system that offers the ability to adapt to any irregularities on the field, while always keeping the seeding depth constant. This results in accurate seed placement and even emergence over the entire paddock.

Offered in 1200S and 1200C variants, the seedonly 1200S is equipped with a 5000-litre hopper for seeds. Meanwhile, the combi 1200C has a 7200- litre hopper holding seed and fertiliser in two separate compartments. When leaving the 1200C hopper, seed and fertiliser is mixed into the same airstream and placed together into the soil.

A key feature of both models is the ability to control the seeding output in eight separate sections. This give the delivery of a constant and even product flow from the large hopper via 8 Fenix III metering units.

Overall, this means that the 1200C/S can conduct a variable rate, as well as sectional control down to 1.5m sections. This is said to be a unique precision feature in the 12-metre seed drill segment.

When in the field, control is via the iPad-based control system Väderstad E-Control. This is also possible to connect with an ISOBUS task control system.

The Väderstad Tempo L currently holds the world record for plating 502.05 hectares of maize in 24 hours, a record set in Hungary in 2017. So, the recent introduction of the new Tempo L 16-24 Central Fill – that offers bulk handling of seed and fertiliser – will see the capacity of the world record planter increased even further.

The Central Fill functionality means that instead of filling seed in each of the row units, the operator only has to fill one large central hopper. The Tempo planter then takes care of the distribution of the seeds and fertiliser to each row unit.

Available in 16 or 24 row versions, allowing row spacing from 450 to 762mm. Depending on the model, the machine is equipped with a new hopper that holds 2200 litres of seeds and 5000 litres of fertiliser – making a total of 7200 litres.

The new hopper is equipped with two fans in the front, ensuring highcapacity metering of both seed and fertiliser. The technology behind the Central Fill system is very intuitive. With no central metering of seeds, each row unit regulates the number of seeds to the individual high-precision PowerShoot seed metering system.

Both models will be available from the end of 2022.

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