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Swedish machinery manufacturer Väderstad believes singulation provided by its PowerShoot technology could be the solution that significantly improves canola establishment in Western Canada.

Väderstad makes canola seed singulation possible

PowerShoot technology offers precision, improved canola stand establishment

Canola seed’s small size makes it sensitive to deep seeding. Both uniform placement and depth tend to improve emergence and seedling survival rates, which is crucial considering the high cost of seed. It’s not just about seed cost, though. It’s about creating a better environment to produce a stronger crop. Swedish machinery manufacturer Väderstad believes […] Read more

Väderstad introduces central-fill functionality

Väderstad’s new Tempo L planters come with central-fill functionality

The company is excited about the launch of central-fill functionality, as it will further increase the capacity of its Tempo L range of planters. Instead of filling in each of the row units, central-fill functionality means growers will only have to fill the 3,000-litre central seed hopper. Working as a pressurized system, seed is constantly […] Read more

Vaderstad has added a 24-row version to its Tempo planter line. It’s designed specifically for planting small-seeded crops like canola. It’s available in 12, 16, 18 and 24 row versions with spacings from 17.7 to 20 inches.

Vaderstad debuts ‘small seed’ planter

The 24-row Tempo L24 is designed to meet needs of canola growers

At Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last year, Vaderstad (the Swedish company that now owns Saskatchewan-based Seed Hawk) debuted the newest version of its Tempo planter line, the L24. The brand calls it their “next generation high-speed planter,” because it’s designed specifically for use with small-seeded crops like canola. “This is the first edition […] Read more

Double SteelRunner rear soil reconsolidation packers are one more choice for buyers.

New packer option for Carrier

Väderstad adds another feature to the options list for its tillage implements

Väderstad’s Carrier L and XL disc tillage implements get one more feature added to their options lists for 2018. The Double SteelRunner rear soil reconsolidation packers are one more choice buyers get when spec’ing out a new Carrier. “Double SteelRunner, which creates a very effective reconsolidation and clod breaking, is a very interesting complement to […] Read more

Väderstad widens its planter line

Väderstad widens its planter line

Tempo L series now includes 
an 18-row version

Väderstad has been increased the working widths of its Tempo L planter line to accommodate North American market demand. Now, it has added to the 12- and 16-row units currently available with the new Tempo L 18, 18-row model, which begins production in June. It can be configured to row spacing as narrow as 20 […] Read more


Seed Hawk to take parent firm’s name

For Saskatchewan seeding, planting and tillage equipment maker Seed Hawk, the company name is changing but the brand remains the same. Seed Hawk, which has been 100 per cent owned by Swedish equipment manufacturer Vaderstad since 2013, has been renamed Vaderstad Industries effective Tuesday. The two companies said the name change “reflects the fuller integration […] Read more

Seed Hawk’s new metering system, the Fenix III, replaces the previous design that was introduced in 2014.

Seed Hawk replaces its metering system

The new Fenix III meter addresses performance issues in the previous design

Back in 2014 Saskatchewan-based Seed Hawk used the Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina to introduce an entirely new seed metering system for its air carts. Control of the then-new modular, meters beneath the cart tanks moved to a wireless system called iCon, away from the Raven controller the company had been using. That metering […] Read more

A three-point hitch mounted version of the Tempo planter will be available for 2016.

Two new Tempo planters

Swedish brand Vaderstad adds new models to its high-speed planter line

With its purchase of Saskatchewan-based Seed Hawk a couple of years ago, Swedish implement manufacturer Vaderstad has made no secret of its intention to become a bigger player in the North American market. In November at Agritechnica in Germany the brand launched two additions to its line of Tempo high speed planters, which are capable of working […] Read more