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Successful, tested and multiple award-winner: Fendt 300 Vario.

The agile Fendt 300 Vario has everything that you will appreciate in the long-run: extra space and comfort for both driver and passenger, a perfect overview thanks to the VisioPlus cab, ease of operation with the multifunction joystick and the Fendt Varioterminal, LED work lights, ISOBUS implement control, fast mounting and removal of the front loader and plenty of driving pleasure with the stepless Fendt Vario transmission. And the best thing: The Fendt 300 Vario maintains its residual value, even after many years. Overview of the top results:

The press writes.

profi (3/2016)

Most sold tractor in Germany 2015: “The first three places are taken by the most powerful models of the Fendt 300,
500 and 700 Series. The 313 was registered 790 times.

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Maximum comfort meets best tractive power

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

The maximum tractive power of the 312 Vario is 76.9 kW which represents 90% of rated power! Even at 5.9 km/h, that represents 68.8 kW traction, or almost 81% of specified engine horsepower. Other tractors in this class do not even achieve that by way of maximum tractive power.

The press writes.

profi (12/2016)

Over a lifting stroke of more than 65 cm, the Fendt 312 has above-average lifting capacity of easily 6 tonnes. Competitors frequently achieve less than 5 tonnes, and cannot even offer a total lifting stroke of 65 cm. Also, TMS is standard on the new 300 Series.

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

“On the PTO test bench at rated engine speed, we obtained 79.9 kW at the rear PTO. And, at maximum engine speed of 1700 rpm, we even managed to get 88.8 kW — this is excellent! This delivers 12 hp of extra power and a constant power range of more than 30% as well as a robust 46% torque rise (with only a 29% drop in engine speed), to a maximum of 530 Nm."

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"Also, in the new 300 Series, with traction of at least 72 kW at rated speed and almost 77 kW at maximum power, emission levels remain impressive. Nice low figures for diesel of 278 g/kWh or even as low as 262 g/kWh."

The press writes.

Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

Together, the new engine and single range continuously variable transmission provide a very drivable powertrain. It offers an unsurpassed level of finesse when it comes to speed control using either pedal or lever mode. Tuned to be grunty at low revs, the tractor soon picks its feet up for most tasks, requiring few revs to get going. In addition, it responds well to changing demands in speed.

The Fendt operator says.

“The transmission is superb and the features available mean it’s rewarding to constantly try to maximize output. It’s a giant of a small tractor.”

Matt Whiting, tractor operator from an estate in Suffolk, England

The Fendt operator says.

“No one else can match this transmission from Fendt, it is simply unique and results in lower fuel consumption. The difference is especially apparent during mixed trips and transport with low loads. It could even be that the S4 engine makes the difference even bigger.”

Richard Johansson, farmer from Western Sweden

The Fendt operator says.

“[...] The engine and transmission management system took some getting used to as, when a tough patch was encountered, the gear ratio and engine power adjusted in response, but the change seemed slow compared with our own tractors which immediately respond with more engine revs. This was just a characteristic of the Fendt system and the tractor coped well and was impressive in what it could achieve for its size.”

Matthew Hawthorne, farm manager on an estate in Suffolk, England

Fendt 312 Vario: New benchmark in DLG PowerMix

272 g/kWh with only 17 g/kWh AdBlue*

  • First tractor with Stage 4 / Tier 4 final emissions to undergo this test in its power class (up to 99 kW/135 hp – August 2016)*
  • The results show: this is what true progress looks like. With only 272 g/kWh, the 300 Vario with Stage 4 / Tier 4 final emissions not only had the same outstanding diesel consumption values as its predecessor (it was the best tested tractor with Stage 3b emissions in the power class up to 135 hp.) With an AdBlue consumption of 4.9 vol%, it also saved an impressive 42% over its predecessor, which required 8.5 vol% AdBlue in relation to the diesel consumption.**



* Results for the Fendt 312 Vario acc. to DLG PowerMix (Data Sheet 07/2016)
** Results for the Fendt 313 Vario acc. to DLG PowerMix (Data Sheet 06/2013)

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"Diesel exhaust emissions of 272 g/kWh and only 17.1 g/kWh for AdBlue (previously 29.7 g/kWh) which is almost 6% less than the average for all previously tested tractors."

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"At maximum PTO power, emissions of only 226 g/kWh (+22 g/kWh AdBlue). This means that Fendt really can live up to its promise, despite more stringent emission controls (at virtually the same level of diesel consumption) of reducing AdBlue consumption compared to the previous model - which is great!"

The investment with the all-round benefit

“They are used as “all-round tractors” here: they drive straw into the stables, tow livestock trailers and other wagons, and are used for front loader work.”


Richard Johansson, farmer and Fendt operator from Western Sweden

Wide view: Fendt VisioPlus cab

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"Thanks to the high windscreen .... visibility is perfect, even with a front loader."

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"On the Profi version, mechanical cab suspension is standard, and pneumatic suspension is available as a cost option..."

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"The dashboard can swivel and leaves no wish unanswered."

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profi (11/2016)

"The option of a excellent hands-free system"

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Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

In concert with the cab suspension and the operator’s air seat, the ride is a relatively pleasant one, despite the best efforts of rough tracks and pot-holed, riddled roads.

The press writes.

dlz (5/2015)

With the VisioPlus cab, you always have front-mounted implements well in view.

The press writes.

dlz (5/2015)

The cab is clutter-free. […] The individual groups are distinguished by colour and feel, making it easy to find your way around.

The Fendt operator says.

“There is an immediate feel of quality, and lots of glass with narrow front pillars so visibility is excellent and the driving postion is very comfortable.”

“Lots of small points add up to make it a very good place to work.”

Matt Whiting, tractor operator from an estate in Suffolk, England

The Fendt operator says.

“We are very satisfied with the tractors. They make a solid impression and demonstrate good handling when driving on the road. A real plus is the beautiful new cab from Fendt’s own production. Good cab, good visibility and good comfort. The curved windscreen, which provides excellent upward visibility, makes the tractor perfect for front loader work.”

Richard Johansson, farmer from Western Sweden

Vehicle body: Designed for hard work

Fendt promises.

The new Fendt 300 Vario is based on a robust cast half-frame, which is designed for a permissible overall weight of 8,500 kg and a high payload of over 3,500 kg. The space-saving half-frame design creates the space required for the new suspension with longitudinal arm, which provides especially high ride comfort. The waisted design of the half-frame creates more space for an optimal steering angle, which means greater manoeuvrability.

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"Add to that, at 10.20 m, a potentially record-breaking turning circle (540/65 R 24 with 182 cm track) and an above-average payload of more than 3 tonnes"

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"The wheelbase of the 300 Series, extended to 2.42 m (previously 2.33 m) combined with the new suspended front axle suspension and the 1.77 metre height of rear tyres (e.g. 600/65 R 38) deliver incomparable ride comfort."

The press writes.

Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

Steering is super light on the 300, even with a sizeable load on the loader, and only four turns lock to lock help in and around twisty building.

The press writes.

dlz (5/2015)

The waisted design of the half-frame permits a larger steering lock of 52 degrees with a 4.40-m turning radius (480 tyres).

The press writes.

dlz (5/2015)

The motor now sits on the half-frame – like on the bigger Fendt tractors. Its waisted design is especially beneficial for the steering angle, and therefore the turning circle.

Operation made easy.

The Fendt operator says.

“The controls are a little different but it took a few minutes to work out the main functions and I found the Varioterminal display logical and easy to set-up and use.”

Matt Whiting, tractor operator from an estate in Suffolk, England

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"And a few operators did not notice that the new joystick, with its perfect ergonomics, is no longer located on the armrest but is positioned on the console - and it provides a full range of functions (starting with reversing shift, cruise control and engine speed memory via 2 valves, and even headland management)."


The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"Like their big brothers: terminals with touch screens and multifunction joystick - all just great."

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"At least as many Profi customers are going to be interested in the optional Variotronic transmission control system (ISO bus) - it's great!"

The press writes.

profi (11/2016)

"… we can only be generous with our praise in respect of the transmission: The multifunction lever (which is used in the larger tractor ranges) in connection with the engine-transmission control unit provides functions and operation which makes the tractors league leaders in this performance class.”

The press writes.

Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

The 300’s cab employs practically the same layout and control logic as its bigger brothers, giving a sense of familiarity. Main difference is the right-hand console which is mounted on the fender and not on the armrest. For Power-spec machines, this leaves room for mechanical spool levers which reside down near the operator’s right leg.

The press writes.

Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

A cross-gate lever, which was handier to use than we first thought, takes care of two sets of spools and also controls the loader and front linkage, depending on the position of two taps. It is an easy hydraulic system to configure with plenty of flexibility.

Mounting areas at the front and rear

The press writes.

Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

The loader looks a tidy unit too, with majority of pipework kept inside the loader’s framework for neatness and improved sightlines.

The Fendt operator says.

Matthew explained that its low stature made it ideal for mowing in height restricted areas such as under trees. Various trailer work tasks including carting digestate and chicken muck were carried out, for which the tractor proved ideal.

Matthew Hawthorne, farm manager on an estate in Suffolk, England

The press writes.

Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

Coupled with direct mechanical control from the cross-gate spool lever, both feel and response of the loader is good.

The Fendt operator says.

“Manoeuvrability on the headland was very good, helped by the impressive turning radius.”

Matthew Hawthorne, farm manager on an estate in Suffolk, England

The press writes.

Farmers Guardian (4/2016)

Thankfully, getting the entire loader on and off is a doddle. Self adjusting stand legs and a simple locking mechanism make light work of frame removal and re-attachment.

Full power at every valve

Fendt promises.

With a 110-litre delivery volume, the load-sensing pump (LS control pump) has a high volume capacity. This pump capacity permits the engine speed to be kept low, which saves fuel effectively, even during demanding operations. The Fendt 300 Vario is equipped with the powerful 110-litre LS control pump as standard in the Profi equipment level. The Power variant has an 84-liter constant flow pump as standard and can be equipped with the 110-litre pump.

The press writes.

"Also excellent because 100 l/min is able to flow through every single valve (instead of the more common 80 l/min). Moreover, the settings on the terminal for time and volume control for up to 4 valves at the back are logical and intuitive. In particular now that a touch screen comes as standard."

Awards

"Tractor de Espana 2016" at the FIMA

The Fendt 313 was chosen “Tractor of the Year 2016” in Spain. The tractor convinced the jury comprising 10 technical experts through its new Tier 4 final emissions, additional technical features and its Fendt VisioPlus cab.

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“Machine of the Year” at the SIMA in Paris

Nineteen technical journalists from eight European countries gave awards to the best new agricultural machinery in 17 categories. The Fendt 300 Vario scored points with the international jury of experts in the category “Tractors below 150 hp”. “The new 300er convinced us all. This machine cannot be compared with the previous model in terms of its construction and technology,” said Dieter Dänzer, Editor in Chief of the trade newspaper AGRARTECHNIK, regarding the tractor’s innovations. “With front linkage control with load relief, electric valves and the new large cab, the 300 Vario offers farmers many new technical innovations in this medium horsepower class. It actually deserves a new name,” joked the agricultural journalist.

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