The extra power of the Fendt Vario comes from always working at the perfect speed and optimum efficiency to achieve maximum area coverage. It taps into power reserves that quick shift gears just can't touch. According to independent reports*, this saves you up to 7% in working hours* and up to 9% in diesel* compared to power switches, depending on the type of farm. For a 100 ha forage farm, this equates to up to 46 working hours per year and up to 11,600 litres in diesel** over 7,000 operating hours. In terms of cash benefits with the continuous system, that's over €25,000***!
*Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt Westfalen-Lippe, 5-2001; 100ha forage farm
**Own calculations: 140 hp tractor, 700 operating hours per year – runtime 10 years/7,000 operating hours; average consumption 20 l diesel / operating hours; saved operating costs: Rental costs for a 140-hp tractor – €20/operating hour
*** (machinery syndicate rates for 140 hp – http://www.mr-bayreuth.de/images/inhalte/verrechnungsheft2018.pdf; 460 operating hours = €12,800/7,000 operating hours)