Fendt ups comfort, efficiency


Fendt has lifted the wraps off its much anticipated new 700 Series Vario tractors.

With a host of impressive new features, the German maker is confident the 700 Series will fit the bill for farmers and contractors looking for extra power in a tractor without the added weight.

Six models, from 140-240hp, make up the range and come equipped with a new VisioPlus cab, the award-winning Fendt Variotronic operator console and a leading-edge, fuel-efficient engine with SCR technology.

Fendt sets new standards with the roomy VisioPlus cab found in the 700Vario series - it redefines spaciousness and comfort.

The continuous front window that reaches up into the roof significantly improves visibility.

With a total of 6.1sqm of glass and no B-pillar on the right side, the 700 Vario offers the best all-round visibility and the narrow steering column provides an excellent view to the front wheels.

The telescopic dash unit is fully adjustable and moves along with the steering wheel providing operators with an optimal view for critical information, such as the indicators for ground or engine speed. All tractor controls are in the arm-rest, a feature generally only found in the higher horsepower categories.

Adding to comfort is the seat with air suspension and extra lumbar support. The passenger seat has also been redeveloped and provides maximum safety and comfort.

The new cab also has numerous stowage options, including a cooled box for food, a compartment in the cab roof for documents and a box under the passenger seat.

The new terminal, featuring a big 10.4-inch touch-screen, has an easy to use menu.

The tractor controls, ISOBUS implement control, VarioGuide automatic steering, VarioDoc documentation as well as the camera images are all united in one terminal and can be controlled with the same unified operating logic.

The 700 Vario is powered by a six-cylinder Deutz engine with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology which significantly reduces emissions and fuel consumption. This technology is already well established on the market and its impressive fuel-efficiency has been confirmed in independent testing carried out on the Vario 800 Series by the DLG PowerMix test.

As exhaust after-treatment takes place after the combustion process with the AdBlue urea solution, there is no need for exhaust gas recirculation, which means the engine can be optimally tuned for economical fuel consumption and powerful driving performance.

The 700 Vario range is equipped with a completely new high-performance cooler unit that fits neatly into a narrow bonnet which helps maintain forward visibility and a flat cooler floor provides excellent accessibility for maintenance and cleaning.

The tractors in the 700 Vario series reach a top speed of 50km/h at a low, fuel-saving engine speed of 1700rpm.

The new Vario CVT (continuously variable transmission) boasts the tried and proven concept for which Vario is synonymous - stepless driving at the highest efficiency level. More than 100,000 Vario transmissions are hard at work across the globe today, reinforcing the success and popularity of the Vario concept.

The 700 Vario series can be equipped with up to five double-acting spool valves at the rear. The number of connections at the front has been increased to two double-acting valves, which, like the connections at the rear, can be freely assigned to the operating elements.

A high flow volume of 100 litres per minute and a maximum available hydraulic oil volume of 152 litres together with a high lift capacity of 95.8kN for the rear lift and 44.2kN for the front lift, enable a wide range of applications.

The rear hydraulic lift features load compensation when lowering, which guarantees a constant lowering speed with different implement weights.

For example, a constant lowering speed is guaranteed when seeding, even as the tank filling varies, and no manual readjustment is required.

A further award winning innovation is the front linkage with optional integrated hydraulic suspension, suitable for front mounted mowers.

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