World premiere of the Fendt 1000 Vario in 2014

The world's largest standard tractor is crowned.

The Fendt 1000 Vario was launched in July 2014 at the International Fendt Press Conference, held at the home of Bavarian King Ludwig II from 130 years ago. The high-horsepower tractor was the first and so far only tractor to be allowed to drive into the courtyard of the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

About two working days to build a Fendt 1000 Vario

The production of a Fendt tractor begins with the construction of the stepless Vario transmission. Hundreds of parts and components, including the engine, fans and hydraulic lines, are put together to form the tractor. With 14 screw connections, the marriage takes place on the assembly line as the cab is connected to the tractor body.


The final step is a visual test carried out under 2,400 lux in the light tunnel. The checklist includes whether the 1000 series model is built to the correct customer configuration. Under special UV lamps, the quality team checks the technical condition of the machine, including seals and functionality. They also check the machine's visual state. Finally, the User Guide is enclosed and the machine goes to Dispatch.

Fendt 1000 Vario – at home all over the world

Launch of the Fendt 1050 Vario in Brazil

In April 2016, the Fendt 1050 Vario celebrated its launch in Brazil. For five days, around 160,000 visitors were wowed by the 517 HP powerful standard tractor at South America’s largest and most important agricultural show, Agrishow.

Fendt 1000 Vario takes on Australia

In 2017, the Australian farmer’s wait was finally at an end: The 1000 Series celebrated its market launch down under. News of the launch of the world’s largest standard tractor not only excited farmers and dealers, but according to the Australian online portal “farmmachinerysales” was also one of the most read releases in the industry in 2017.

Fendt celebrates market launch in South Africa

Since May 2017, South American farmers have also been able to enjoy the high-power Fendt machines. Fendt celebrated its market launch at the NAMPO Show, South Africa’s most important show for farming and agricultural equipment. The first Fendt 1042 Vario was also sold there. It went to a farmer who farms 2,000 hectares of maize for chicken feed.

Gold for the Fendt 1000 Vario

Fendt stands for outstanding quality. This also applies to the product design. In 2016, it picked up the Gold iF Design Award. 5,300 products from more than 50 countries were submitted, but only 74 products picked up this ultimate accolade. The Gold iF Design Award for the Fendt 1000 Vario was received in person by the Fendt designers.

Norway’s crowd pleaser

Of all the 242 exhibitors at Norway’s largest and most important agricultural show in 2015, one attraction saw the most visitors: The Fendt 1050 Vario. The 34,000 visitors to the agricultural equipment show voted for their favourite by SMS, and crowned the Fendt large tractor as the winning machine.

The 1000th Fendt 1000 Vario ships to Canada

Learn all about the journey of the 1000th Fendt 1000 Vario, from Marktoberdorf to Canada.
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No compromise on quality – no matter how far away the customer is!

The Fendt 1000 Vario was delivered to customers in 34 countries and 5 continents by the end of 2017, half of them ending up with customers in Europe, Africa, Australia/New Zealand and Asia. Especially when high-horsepower tractors have to make an epic trip across the Indian Ocean or the Atlantic, they are twice-prepared at the tractor plant at Marktoberdorf. A washable wax specially made to match the paintwork 'impregnates' the machines. No snow, road salt or sea water will stop the 1000-series in its tracks.