Fendt. A big plus for grip and soil.
Work with a Fendt tractor is not only very efficient and easy, but also gentle on your soil. And soil is your capital. All the tractor series boast a low vehicle weight with a high payload. This allows enough room for versatile ballasting options, because the only way to protect soil is with the right ballast. Thanks to VarioGrip, you can adjust tyre pressure quickly and easily and distribute the weight over a larger area. Less air in the tyres, lots of air in the soil. More bars on the tyre make contact at once, so grip increases noticeably. With 14 exclusive Fendt technologies, you protect billions of small organisms, which are responsible for healthy soil and high yields, in every cubic metre of earth.
There is only so much soil.
Your soil is the basis for your work. Every day, some 74 hectares of precious arable land are lost in Germany through development alone. A quarter of nearly twelve million hectares of farmland in Germany is at a very high risk of erosion, through wind in North and rain in the South. Every year, some 100 to 1,000 kg of soil per hectare are regenerated. In relation to the total area, that is only one hundredth to one tenth of a millimetre! With state-of-the-art cultivation, tillage and plant protection technology, you, as a farmer, can help supply the growing world population by maximising yield above the ground. Under the ground, billions of small organisms ensure that your seeds develop properly. These include earthworms and insects, which tunnel through the earth and loosen up the soil, as well as single-celled organisms, algae and bacteria, that are present in the soil: They all contribute to the formation of humus and increase your yield. With innovative technologies from Fendt, you can protect them every day.
Learn more about the 14 exclusive Fendt technologies for grip + soil:
Front axle suspension
Doubled for more traction
Tracks of success
Intelligent lightweight design
Larger diameter, longer impression
Stepless soil protection
When driving over a field, weight and driving forces must be supported. This is an enormous stress factor for the soil. Thanks to the time-tested Vario transmission, Fendt tractors can convert high pulling power gently. Since there are no gears to shift and an infinite transmission ratio, there are no abrupt interruptions in traction that could damage the soil, especially during heavy draft work. Tremendous grip is available at all times, while the fine-pored, top structure of the soil is protected sustainably.
The new Fendt VarioDrive drive train realises a variable four-wheel drive for the first time and sets new standards for grip and soil protection. Needs-based torque distribution means forces are transmitted to the ground, where they can be utilised the best, with minimal slipping. Since there is no rigid connection between the front and rear axles, the tractor does not have to work against a fixed lead at the headlands. The front axle literally pulls the tractor through the curve. This pull-in turn effect produces a small turning circle. This protects the soil, increases productivity and lowers diesel consumption, because unnecessary manoeuvring at the headlands is a thing of the past.
All Fendt tractors have front axle suspension, which ensures that ground contact is never lost. It has been trimmed for field operation and reliably prevents bounce through its specially coordinated damping, even during heavy draft operations. All the wheels always stay where they belong: on the ground.
In order to convert power into traction optimally, Fendt tractors can keep wheel slip reliably low during cultivation work, thanks to the electronically controlled rear lift. Using the Varioterminal, you can conveniently and seamlessly select from the position, mix and draft controls. This way the upper layer of soil is not subject to unnecessary loads, and efficiency increases.
Tracks of success
Tractor in field with bulldozing effect: Tracks cost diesel and yield
Tractors sink into unworked ground with a lower load bearing capacity, so they are constantly driving against a minor height difference. 1 cm quickly means 10% higher diesel consumption! This so-called “bulldozing effect” does not stand a chance with Fendt. Fendt tractors have been designed to be as light as possible, to protect the soil and, thanks to higher payload, as heavy as necessary, so that power is converted into traction, efficiently and gently.
Fendt tractors offer 100% locking on both the front and rear axles. So there is always enough grip, even under the toughest conditions. With the Locomatic self-locking differential in the front axle of the 200 P Vario to 800 Vario series, the lock does not even have to be activated manually for full grip, it does it automatically. What you feel is the plus in grip. What you see is the plus in soil protection. What you harvest is the plus in yield.
Thanks to the front lift with load relief control, the contact pressure of the front-mounted implement is infinitely adjustable and the weight can be transferred to the front axle in all situations. So there is always enough grip available and the sensitive soil is protected reliably.
When it comes to ballasting, you are spoilt for choice. Exclusive Fendt technologies help you make the right decision.
Influence of ballasting on the transfer of traction
Thanks to different ballasting options, Fendt tractors can meet all demands. Changing implements and different types of hitches require different weights. At Fendt, even the wheel weights, from 130 kg to 1,250 kg per side, can be mounted and removed easily. Five front weights, which offer the right weight for every application, are available from the factory.
The wheel and front weights of the Fendt 1000 Vario
Wheel weight 1,250 kg
Wheel weight 1,000 kg
Wheel weight 650 kg
Front weight 3,300 kg
Front weight 2,500 kg
Front weight 1,800 kg
Front weight 1,250 kg
Front weight 870 kg
Doubled for more traction
Get more from your Fendt. With versatile tyre options, you can efficiently convert traction into forward propulsion, while being gentle on the ground.
Larger diameter, longer impression
Fendt tractors offer tyre diameters up to 2.35 m. This not only ensures a larger contact area and gentler weight transfer to the ground, it also means there are more bars making contact with the ground at all times. That ensures the plus in traction and the plus in soil protection.
Driving in the field with a low tyre pressure increases the contact area between the soil and tyres. The larger the contact area, the lower the load on the soil, because the same forces are distributed over a greater area and do not penetrate as deep into the ground. With VarioGrip, you can conveniently choose the desired tyre pressure from within the cab. That protects the soil, improves grip and increases yield.
Gentle from the start
Your investment costs for VarioGrip already pay off after 1,200 operating hours. For your soil, VarioGrip already pays off from the very first second. Less air in the tyres ensures more air in the soil.
With the new tyre pressure regulation system VarioGrip Pro, Fendt now offers unique benefits in productivity. The new system permits changing from 0.8 bar (field work) to 1.8 bar in only 30 seconds. With this, Fendt meets customer requests for faster filling times to save time and costs while permitting flexible and quickly changing operations. The innovative system was developed on a Fendt 900 Vario with 710/75 R42 tyres and will soon be offered as a factory option in this configuration. This innovation is ideal for all large-scale contracting and farming enterprises. In just 30 seconds you can switch from perfect and safe road handling to optimum traction and highest soil protection.
Through the optimal utilisation of the working width, the VarioGuide guidance system prevents unnecessary passes, in both worked and unworked areas. That protects the soil in the long term and increases performance.