AGCO Australia will use this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days to unveil the award-winning Fendt 800 Vario tractors, aimed at raising the stakes in the important 200hp to 280hp segment.
The new 800 Series models feature Fendt’s fuel-saving selective catalytic reduction (SCR) engine technology, renowned Vario CVT drive train and electronic Tractor Management System (TMS) to deliver outstanding performance and lower operating costs.
The new Fendts arrive in Australia boasting a world record for low fuel consumption. With new styling, new engines, a new cab and new operators console they provide a complete package for professional operators.
Fendt product manager Konstantin Blersch says Fendt owners know that the German-engineered tractors make sense economically and the latest technology has taken this to a new level.
“Fendt tractors are traditionally cost-effective in terms of output per hectare, and they also retain their resale value like no other brand. Now SCR technology means Fendts are even more economical to operate.
“This was proven earlier this year when the 828 Vario with an SCR engine achieved a new world record for low fuel consumption in the German DLG Powermix test. Its fuel use was measured at 245 g/kWh. That is 23 percent below the average for tractors in that class.
“All four new models in the 800 Series feature the 6.06-litre, six-cylinder Deutz SCR engine. The new models extend from the Fendt 822 Vario (220hp) up to the Fendt 828 Vario (280hp).
By treating the exhaust gases after combustion, SCR not only reduces emissions, it allows the engine to be set for optimum power and performance and that means lower fuel use.
The efficiency of this engine technology is enhanced by the Fendt Vario transmission. The Vario transmission is a hydrostatic-mechanical power split drive. With increasing speed, the share of the mechanical power transmitted through the planetary set increases giving exceptional efficiency.
The electronic TMS links the engine and transmission, and adjusts the engine rpm and travel speed automatically to ensure the tractor always operates at optimum economy.
All models have a number of new features that make work easier and more efficient. They include a panoramic cab and Variotronic operating system.
Konstantin Blersch says the cab gives outstanding visibility and lots of space to move around in.
“The 800 Series cab offers a roomy 3.5m3 work space with panoramic views and an ergonomic workstation with all controls at arms-reach.
“For the first time, all tractor controls, ISOBUS implement controls, VarioGuide auto-steering, camera connections and VarioDoc job-documentation are combined into a single 10” touch screen terminal.
“Intuitive controls provide easy navigation through all functions with the same operating logic. This system won accolades when released in Europe,” he says.
Sound levels in the cab have been significantly reduced to an impressive 68dBa, providing a quiet work environment. Further comfort comes from the pneumatic three-point cab suspension that reduces vibrations to a minimum. Climate control air-conditioning comes standard for the Australian market.
The new Fendt 800 Varios also feature a hydraulic system with load-sensing technology and significantly higher lift limits than previous models. All models can be specified to deliver 110, 160 or 193 litres per minute.
The lift capacities of the 800 Vario models are significantly higher than previous models. The electro-hydraulic rear power lift can manage heavy rear-mounted implements while the front lift is integrated into the structure of the tractor and can handle heavy front-mounted tools.
The new Fendt 800 Series has won a number of major awards in Europe, including 2010 Machine of the Year for the top tractor class at Germany’s Agritechnica exhibition and the 2011 Tractor of the Year at the EIMA exhibition in Italy.
“We’re looking forward to unveiling the new Fendt 800 Series at this year’s Henty Field Days. These are state of the art tractors and we can’t wait to show customers the impressive new features that reinforce Fendt’s reputation as the industry leader, adds Konstantin.
The Henty Machinery Field Days is one of the largest field day events in Australia. Approximately 800 exhibitors over three days attracts more than 50,000 people to the Southern New South Wales region every September.
This year’s National Field Days was the back-drop to the first public unveiling of the NEW Massey Ferguson 5400 Series tractors for New Zealand. Customers from all over the country had the chance to get up close with one of the latest additions to the Massey Ferguson line up. On display was the 82hp MF5420 which attracted much excitement with its sleek new styling and rugged and responsive features.
“We were very excited to have one of the new MF5400 Series tractors on show at our site this year, says Peter Scott, NZ Manager for AGCO. “We put the word out in the press leading up to the field days that we would be exhibiting the new range and it was great to see so many people arrive to the site with the expectation to learn more about the new workhorse tractors. We had a great response from customers who showed a keen interest in the new model and we believe this new range of tractors is ideally suited the requirements of New Zealand farmers,” adds Peter.
New Zealand’s National Field Days are held every year in June in the North Island and is one of the largest field days in the southern hemisphere. Held over four days on a 40 hectare event space, this year’s attendance figures were in excess of 117,000 visitors.
“The National Field Days is the flagship event for New Zealand, so it was the perfect opportunity to be able to give so many customers the chance to be able to peruse one of the new models,” says Peter.
Have you seen the new MF5420 at a show in your area or at your dealer? What do you think?
Hi, my name is Mario Capetola and I’m the Marketing Communications Manager for AGCO Australia. I’m responsible for all the brands that we market in Australia and New Zealand which include Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Valtra, Challenger and Gleaner. As you can imagine, there’s never a dull moment with multiple brands which keeps us on our toes as we feverishly work towards communicating the various brand values to our customers. It’s an exciting time to be a part of Marketing Communications with the ever increasing new platforms that exist today that enable us to communicate with customers. I look forward to keeping you informed about the various activities that happen down under!