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Fendt unveils 5 new machines, including 1100 Vario MT track series tractors

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Completely new to the expanding lineup of Fendt products for North America are the powerful the 1100 Vario MT tractors

 

A bigger machine is only better if an operator can manage the added size and control the extra power and features involved. AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, kept this concept at heart as it designed its 2020-21 model year Fendt tractor line, which was unveiled to the media during a virtual event. In all, there are five new Fendt products coming to the North American market, including the large-size 1100 Vario MT and the versatile 900 Vario MT series of track tractors.

Both the new 1100 and 900 Vario MT series, which will be available for presale Sept 1 and sent to dealers in April 2021, include Fendt iD low-rev engine management, smooth VarioDrive continuously variable transmission, and the patented MTS Smart Ride track system. The machine also include a full warranty and no deductible for three years or 3,000 hours, plus all scheduled maintenance. There is an option to extend that to five years or 5,000 miles.

“For the first time, we’re offering a comprehensive line of Fendt tractors in North America to serve the needs of livestock and hay producers and those with large-acreage crop operations,” said Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager for AGCO North America.

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The 1100 Vario MT tractors

The 1100 Vario MT tractors combine innovations from AGCO’s 30 years of experience in track tractors with newly engineered features that elevate operator comfort and in-field performance.

These tractors range from 511 to 673 HP with four models including the 1167 Vario MT, the largest two-tracked tractor in the market with 673 HP. It is powered by a MAN 6-cylinder, 16.2L diesel engine that generates more than 2,000 foot pounds of torque at 1,110 rpm.

According to Fendt, key aspects include:

  • fuel-efficient Fendt iD low-rev engine management
  • smooth, stepless VarioDrive continuously variable transmission
  • MTS Smart Ride track system to hydraulically level the machine
  • a high-capacity, dual-circuit hydraulic system and the intuitive Fendt operator interface

The 1100 Vario MT tractors also offer a new approach to track machine suspension, more ballasting options, two industry-exclusive rear hitch systems and many features to provide operator comfort.

“There’s nothing we haven’t thought of in creating the new Fendt 1100 Vario MT track tractors,” said Fendt’s Tom Turner. “For flotation, ride comfort, fuel efficiency, implement operation, power and reliability, these new track tractors will definitely stand out in the marketplace as a great choice for the heaviest jobs.”

There is also a steerable three-point hitch system and a hydraulically controlled swinging drawbar option that make headland turns with large implements smoother for the operator, less demanding on the tractor and gentler on the soil. The steerable three-point hitch is ideal for contour farming and turning when using mounted implements under heavy draft loads.

Like with other Fendt machines, the 1100 uses intuitive color-coded controls, has a 10.4-inch terminal for controlling automation, power-train, and other aspects.

It can go up to 25 mph on roadways. The track system from Fendt has three keys to ride comfort and quality: pivoting midwheels, the Smart Ride hardbar suspension, and an optional cab suspension.

The 1100 Vario MT tractors are designed to handle big crop production jobs, including medium-to-heavy high-speed tillage, as well as the largest planters and seeding implements. 

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900 Vario MT tractors

Like the 1100, the Fendt 900 Vario MT has Fendt iD low-rev engine management, VarioDrive transmission, and the MTS Smart Ride track system.

Fendt calls this “The most capable track tractor of its size,” saying that its power-to-weight ratio helps to reduce compaction while being powerful enough to do a variety of tasks.

The Fendt 900 Vario MT includes three models (the 938, 940, and 943) that range from 380 HP to 431 HP. The AGCO Power 9.8-liter, high-power, low-rev diesel engine mated to a Fendt VarioDrive stepless CVT transmission develops 1,500 foot-pounds of torque at 1,100 rpm.

Fendt 700 Gen 6 tractors

Six models of the new Fendt 700 Gen 6 tractor carry out multiple duties farm-wide. They can adjust for narrow or wide row spacings and feature a Deutz 6.06-liter, six-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 144 to 237 horsepower. They also feature the new FendtONE interface that lets operators customize their preferences for each use.

The 700 Gen 6 series has three terminals for control monitoring: a standard 10-inch digital dashboard that’s mounted to steering column (this can even display user-selected info), a 12-inch full-color armrest display (which has a broad range of control and monitoring options), and an optional 12-inch that can be partially retracted into the roof.

This machine contains the button color-coding that Fendt is known for (blue buttons control hydraulics, orange are power-train, etc.), it also has an array of white-colored buttons that can be freely assigned.

There multiple tire offerings on the 700, including rear duals from the factory.

Fendt 300 Vario mid-range tractors

The fourth-generation Fendt 300 Vario is a mid-range tractor with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and a nimble 13-foot turning radius. Its four models are powered by 4.4-liter AGCO Power engines that range from 100 horsepower to 132 horsepower. The Fendt 314, the largest model in the family, can reach 142 horsepower with the Fendt DynamicPerformance power boost when the task calls for more power.

IDEAL 10 and 10T Combines

The combine with the highest horsepower and the largest separation capacity in North America rides on the same nimble 11.5-foot-wide chassis as the IDEAL 9. The wheeled 10 and tracked 10T are powered by a MAN 16.2-liter diesel engine that delivers 790 horsepower. The separation area in the IDEAL 10 is 12 percent larger and harvest capacity is 20 percent greater than the IDEAL 9

Owner satisfaction

The Fendt commitment to an excellent ownership experience goes from the engineering drawing board to far beyond the dealership door. Each Fendt is backed by Fendt Gold Star Customer Care, which assures additional value and more uptime. Gold Star provides a full warranty with no deductible for 36 months or 3,000 hours for tractors, and 36 months or 1,200 hours for IDEAL combines. Gold Star also covers all scheduled maintenance, including the cost of oil, filters, belts and other maintenance items needed during the warranty period. Fendt dealers also offer industry-leading parts support with a dealer-facing fill rate of more than 98 percent. If a crucial part isn’t available from a dealer, it will be shipped via the fastest method possible from the nearest AGCO Parts Distribution Center or the factory.

Highly trained Fendt technicians use the latest technology to quickly diagnose problems on the farm or in the shop to save Fendt owners time and money through reduced downtime and lower service fees.

The company has expanded to over 200 dealer locations.

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