Case-IH and Vaderstad destroy maize planting world record

A Case Magnum 380 coupled with a 16-row Vaderstad Tempo L maize drill has smashed the world record for the area of maize planted in 24 hours by covering a massive 502.05ha.

The feat, which took place on a farm in western Hungary, beats the two companies’ previous 448.29ha record.

Working at 76.2cm row spacing, the 12.19m-wide drill applied fertiliser and insecticide during the same pass, and clocked up speeds close to 24kph.

Magnum 380 CVX tractor with a 16-row Väderstad Tempo L planter

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Case picked its stepless CVX for the job and reckons the swift acceleration back to working speed after headland turns contributed to the record time.

The drilling outfit was auto-steered by Case’s 2cm-accuracy AccuGuide, while individual row shut off was controlled by the tractor’s AFS Pro 700 terminal.