Väderstad has acquired parts of the Danish company Thyregod that produces a range of inter-row cultivators. The acquisition includes all intellectual property rights to Thyregod’s inter-row cultivator product area; the TRV range including the Swingking.
Thyregod A/S is a Danish agricultural brand with roots that go back to 1918. For more than 25 years, it has worked to develop, produce and sell inter-row cultivators. The spring of 2023 will be a transition period and Väderstad will take over the responsibility for the inter-row cultivator business June 1.
Thyregod’s inter-row cultivators are a perfect match to Väderstad’s current portfolio of Tempo planters and to its new technologies for seeding within the Proceed concept and for future sustainable and efficient farming.
During the years the Thyregod TRV technology has been optimized to the last detail, with a
patented section lift, countless adjustment options and the world’s first camera-controlled inter-row cultivator with individual frames that are each controlled by a camera.
The TRV Swingking has a unique frame solution that holds two frames into one main frame.
This improves efficiency and saves a pass. Also, the high main frame together with a patented solution for lifting the row units, avoids damaging plants while increasing speed.
“Our new and existing farmer customers will increasingly use inter-row crop cultivators and it is essential that we include them in our product range,” says Vaderstad UK’s sales and marketing manager Andy Gamble. “We have already identified that in the future many of our Tempo farmers will move to more mechanical solutions for weed control.
“As there is usually a challenge to match an inter-row cultivator to a seeding machine, Väderstad can now offer farmers a complete solution,” he says. “Adding an inter-row cultivator to our product range also optimizes our future Proceed concept in cereals.”
Initially, the inter-row cultivators will be sold under the Thyregod brand and manufactured in Thyregod’s production facilities in Denmark. From June 2024, they will carry the Väderstad brand and more details about this will be announced prior to Agritechnica 2023.