Vaderstad: now with iPad!

Worldwide iPadization has come to agricultural machinery. Vaderstad company has presented its novelty – Tempo planter now equipped with the new iPad-based software by Apple. The dealers from 27 countries were told about this and many other innovations during the annual conference. AgroCentre took part in this event as well.

Now Tempo comes complete with a tablet instead of an ordinary wired display. It is not just a fad of these days. The test results among agricultural producers have shown that due to a larger display and HD graphics it is much more comfortable to work with E-services (new control system for Tempo planter) using iPad. Plus – 3D spare parts catalogue is already integrated therein. The tablet has a high-volume memory so driver has a possibility to download still more of the necessary information. Vaderstad has also promised to equip with iPad other models of its machines at short notice.

The changes have affected such well-known cultivators and sowing machines as Top Down, Carrier and Rapid. For example, the company has presented a renewed Carrier cultivator with larger discs which enable it to cultivate soil deeper.

As Vaderstad specialists pointed out that all modifications were a result of cooperation with agricultural producers. It was intercommunication- in most cases via dealers- that helped to introduce useful and efficient technical changes into the machines.

Another novelty has been designed especially for Russia. The first 12-row Tempo planter has been launched. They were Russian agricultural producers who asked additional planting units in order to work the large cultivated area better. An 8-row planter was a little bit small for Russian fields.

E-services new control system of all planter’s parameters was presented.

– E-services is a very convenient, easy-to-navigate system for control of all planter’s functions, – said Alexander Buzulukin, Head of sales order Department of AgroCentreLiski. – Besides, this system contains a spare part catalogue which facilitates a failed part’s identification and ordering it “from the field”.