AGCO-Amity, the joint-venture that manufactures and sells seeding and tillage equipment under the brand names of Concord, Wil-Rich, and Wishek, has been bought by Sweden-based Väderstad. Väderstad, which owns and builds Seed Hawk equipment at Langbank, Saskatchewan, says it has acquired 100 per cent of the AGCO-Amity Joint Venture (AAJV) and will be fully integrating… Read More

Väderstad’s new planter offering enables operators to fill one large 3,000 L seed hopper, rather than each row unit, increasing both productivity and capacity. “It’s our new system for pressurized seed metres,” says Väderstad’s Lars Thylen, “where we have a central fill function…for all seeds, including small seeds like canola, sugar beets, but also normal… Read More

Launched at Crop Production show at Saskatoon, Sask., the latest addition in the Väderstad tillage series made an appearance — the inline sideband knife. The knife is an insertable tip that creates a side-band effect. It can be used on any of the company’s drills worldwide, but is particularly useful for western Canadian conditions. “We’ve… Read More

With growing interest in using planter technology to improve seed placement in canola, Väderstad has introduced a new 24-row high-speed planter designed specifically for small-seed crops. The Tempo L 24 made its debut at Canada’s Farm Progress Show at Regina, Saskatchewan, last week. “This is the first time we’ve had 24 row units on this style… Read More

Tempting as owning new machinery may be, for many producers, the decision is made easy when a machine that offers limited functionality. It’s easier, and often more economical to rent or hire a custom farming outfit to attend to once-in-a-while jobs. But, when it comes to planter versatility, Väderstad is trying to make the decision… Read More

Nearly four years after being acquired by Vaderstad, Saskatchewan-based air seeder manufacturer Seed Hawk is now a full-fledged member of its Swedish parent company’s equipment family. Known for their burgundy colour, Seed Hawk drills were on display in Vaderstad’s bright red paint with yellow trim and font at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last… Read More

Väderstad Sales Inc has opened a new office and parts distribution warehouse at Cambridge, Ont., to serve its growing farm equipment market in Eastern Canada and the United States, according to the Swedish farm equipment company. Väderstad’s North American equipment lineup includes drills, planters, and cultivators. Equipment models available include: Drills – Spirit, Rapid and… Read More

At up to 10.5mph planting speed, the Tempo planter from Vaderstad will certainly get the job done in a hurry. The unique seed meter operates through a system of checks and balances to eliminate double seeding, while working quickly enough to keep up to the incredible ground speeds. Check out more of our 2014 coverage of Canada’s… Read More

Langbank, Saskatchewan-based SeedHawk has been bought by its Swedish manufacturing partner Vaderstad, according to a press release. The company will maintain its head office and processing facility, home to 250 employees, at Langbank. “We see great potential in Seed Hawk. One of the keys to the North American market is local presence, and Tempo, our… Read More

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