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500 hp on trial: Highest expectations, best results.

With full traction into a new class of tractor: During initial tests, the Fendt 1000 Vario really shows what it can do! It owes its engine horsepower, rated at more than 500 hp, to a multitude of Fendt technologies such as VarioGrip or GripAssistant that deliver the power reliably and efficiently to the ground in all situations. This enables it to retain flexibility during various operations, providing ride comfort for on-road travel that is unrivalled in this performance class. You can read the impressions of trade journalists and initial comments from the practical world in this summary.

Fendt VarioGrip: perfect tyre pressure for all kinds of work

Fendt promises.

With the integrated tyre pressure regulation system Fendt VarioGrip, the tyre pressure can be adjusted with a click in the Varioterminal. Air is filled into or released from the tyres while driving. Compared to operations with unadjusted tyre pressures, you can achieve up to 10% more pulling power and cover up to 8% more area with up to 8% lower fuel consumption*.

*Test results SouthWestphalia University of Applied Sciences, Agriculture Soest.

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

"For ballasting and tyre pressure, the terminal features the 'Grip Assistant' as well as the tyre pressure monitoring system 'VarioGrip'."

The Fendt operator says.

"The VarioGrip tyre pressure monitoring system is just great, and is very easy indeed to operate from the cab."

Henning Hagemann, farmer from Germany

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Fendt iD: Loads of power, low engine speed

Fendt promises.

The new high-horsepower tractor is powered by a strong engine, which delivers power dynamically at low engine speeds and has a big impact on large operations. The operating costs remain low.

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

"The Fendt 1050 Vario is not just a powerhouse on the road, but the 517 hp engine on this 21 ton vehicle can deliver horsepower effectively to the ground, even at speeds as low as 8 km/h (5 mph). On the league table of standard tractors, it is therefore unique."

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

"It was possible to deliver full engine horsepower to the ground at 12 as well as at 8 km/h."

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

"Air is forced through the radiator of the MAN D2676 with a cubic capacity of 12.4 litres. Maximum torque of not less than 2400 Nm is available at just 1100 rpm!"

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

"As a standard tractor, the Fendt 1050 Vario delivers perfect ride comfort, also during on-road travel. At the same time, it is capable of converting its 500 hp of engine power efficiently into traction."

The Fendt operator says.

"I was impressed how well the 1000-Series delivers its power to the soil, even at low engine speeds. And I was particularly impressed by just how quiet it is in the cab."

Henning Hagemann, farmer from Germany

Slimline tractor for a broad range of applications

Fendt promises.

With its low unladen weight, the Fendt 1000 Vario brings a comparatively low weight to the ground. It is designed for a weight of 21 tonnes in field operations. On the road, the Fendt 1000 Vario drives up to 60 km/h*, with a permissible overall weight of 18 tonnes*.

* Value depends on country-specific, legal regulations

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

"15 t unladen weight is fantastic!"

The Fendt operator says.

"What I was also very impressed by: The 1050 Vario doesn't even need a front-end weight. It pulls the big three-axle tipper trailer without a front-end weight and sits squarely on the ground as it does so. "

René Rönnebeck, CEO from Germany

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Short downtime periods thanks to simple maintenance

Fendt promises.

Maintenance activities, such as checking the oil level or changing the filter, are performed quickly and easily on the Fendt 1000 Vario. The engine compartment is especially easy to access thanks to the removable side panels.

The press writes.

traction (06/2015)

"On the Fendt 1000 Vario, the engine is low-slung, so when you remove the side panels, you obtain remarkably good access to all areas."

One tractor for countless tasks

Fendt promises.

The Fendt 1000 Vario puts its power to work. Its large tyres, intelligent ballasting and tyre pressure assistant, as well as unique, variable four-wheel drive, deliver the right amount of grip in any situation – along with outstanding manoeuvrability. And it is not only powerful for draft work alone.

The Fendt operator says.

"It is much more versatile, it is faster and, compared to previous vehicles, it also uses much less fuel."

Henning Hagemann, farmer from Germany

The Fendt operator says.

"I envisage the positioning of these 1000 Vario tractors with certain customers who will stand to benefit from the versatility of this tractor", "There is no comparable tractor on the market, so we have to develop our own market for it, something that we have done for all other Fendt models."

Robb Vanderloop, Managing Director, Vanderloop Equipment, USA

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Fendt VarioDrive. The new drive train.

Fendt promises.

Since there is no fixed drive ratio with the variable fourwheel drive, the front wheel drive can actively pull the tractor into the curve – this is the so-called “pull-in turn” effect. This effect alone reduces the turning circle in the field by up to 10 percent. VarioDrive minimises the otherwise usual tyre wear on the front tyres that is caused by cornering on firm substrates (specifications turning radius for standard tyres).

The press writes.

traction (06/2015)

There is also a front-mounted ratio which provides permanent surplus traction to the front axle. A kind of boost effect. The 1000 Vario is also able to make use of this on the headland where the front axle literally pulls the tractor through the turn (known as the 'pull in turn' effect). With all-wheel drive (4WD), the 1000 Vario is able to execute tighter turns - the reverse is true of 'normal' standard tractors.