“The new Fendt 500 Vario features an extensive range of capabilities to meet the needs of operators who increasingly demand more with less,” says Josh Keeney, AGCO Fendt tactical marketing manager. “Time is a precious resource for farmers. The Fendt 500 is versatile enough for a wide range of applications work, from light chores to fieldwork. It’s an efficient tractor that provides unrivalled competitive advantages from a tractor of its size.”
The Varioterminal is unique in the fact that all functions are united together in one terminal for both tractor and implement controls, eliminating the need for additional monitors. The terminal is fully ISOBUS-certified by AEF (Agricultural Electronics Foundation) and available in 7-inch and 10.4-inch screen sizes. Among these intelligent features include: VarioGuideTM automatic steering system, camera function, VarioDoc documentation system, SectionControl and VariotronicTM. The VarioGuide automatic steering system allows for precise driving in conditions of poor visibility and makes it is possible to work longer periods of time in the tractor, day or night. Headland management is fully integrated into every Varioterminal and clearly laid out in the display. Variotronic allows operators to activate automated operating sequences with just a touch of a button while working in the headlands or making passes in the field. In addition, the VarioDoc documentation system features wireless transfer of all task data quickly and securely. The Fendt 500 is among AGCO’s top of the line high-end technology machines, powered by AGCO’s Fuse® precision agriculture products and services.
"Ultimately, all this technology will give the operator the ability to use the machine for optimum performance and the ability to turn his or her attention to other management decisions away from the setting and adjustments of the machines,” says Mr. Keeney.
The one piece, curved front windshield of the Fendt VisioPlus cab curves up into the roof and offers nearly triple the upward angle of sight. With nearly 65 square feet of glass in total, the spacious revolutionary cab also provides an unobstructed view of the front wheels, as well as 320 degrees of horizontal visibility that encompasses the tires, crop and front- and rear-attached implements. The compact 500 Vario is also fast, agile and maneuverable in transport work. As a standard offering from the factory, the tractor has a road speed of up to 31 mph.
Fendt strives to make farmers and ranchers as comfortable as possible for long days in the field. The standard pneumatic self leveling cab suspension reduces fatigue from a long day in the field and provides superior ride comfort. The cab is supported on four points with integrated self-leveling two conic bearings at the front and on two air spring elements at the rear. The self-levelling front axle suspension, Fendt Reaction steering system, shock load stabilizing, cab suspension, seat suspension and automatic steering axle lock, ensure the best ride and comfort on the road as well as ideal ergonomics.
Chores around the farm or ranch are made easier with the Fendt CargoProfi Loader. The CargoProfi combines intelligent built-ins such as the Memo function for saving the positions of the loader arms and attachments, plus the measuring and tilt sensor systems, this provides increased productivity, as well as ease of use and convenience to day-to-day functionality. All controls and settings of the loader are fully integrated to the Varioterminal. The ingenious lighting concept was developed to help farmers get through even the darkest days. Worklights can be individually adjusted up to 360 degrees. The work lights are “cross-eyed” to completely prevent all shadows and reflections so operators have a clear field of vision. The corner lights illuminate the entire wheel arch in the front and gives the operator an excellent view of the track at night.
For more information on the Fendt 500 Vario Series tractors, see your Fendt dealer, or visit http://www.fendt.com/us/downloadcenter_brochurespdf.asp