Case IH and Väderstad Smash Maize Planting World Record

Case IH and Väderstad has helped smash the world record for the area of maize planted in 24 hours, using a Magnum 380 CVX tractor with a 16-row Väderstad Tempo L planter to cover 502.05 hectares, breaking the previous record of 448.29 hectares. Working in two fields on a farm in western Hungary, the combination was used to apply not just seed, but also fertiliser and insecticide.

Planting at 30in (76.2cm) row spacings, the combination covered 12.19m in each run, with Case IH AccuGuide auto-steering used to deliver straight and accurate passes at working speeds up to 24kph, and 2.0cm pass-to-pass accuracy provided by Case IH’s exclusive RTK+ correction signal network, which covers most of Europe – including all of Hungary – via more than 1,000 RTK stations. The ISOBUS task controller in the Case IH AFS Pro 700 terminal enabled individual management of each of the 16 row units on the planter, to ensure precise switch-on/off at the headland.

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