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Ribeirão Preto (SP), April 29, 2019 - One of Fendt’s milestones arrives in Brazil this year. The new Fendt MOMENTUM will be one of the brand’s main attractions at Agrishow 2019. The farm show takes place between April 29 and May 3, in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. As the first global project of the German brand to be made outside Germany, the folding planter was 100 per cent designed and produced in Brazil, coming to market to revolutionize planting in large farms.
Fendt MOMENTUM offers models of 24, 30 and 40 rows with and without fertilizer distribution, in spacing of 45 cm. It can also be configured in spacing of 50 cm, with reduction of two rows in its nominal model. In this model of 40 lines, the capacity of fertilizers is 5,300 kg. It is the largest planting machine with distribution of fertilizer in the planting line of history for sale in Brazil.
Despite its magnificence, when folded the planter is only 4.3 meters wide - the smallest transport width of the category, without the need to disassemble any component. The planter is easily transported on plank trucks simply by removing the fertilizer hopper and the outer wheels from the center chassis.
"The arrival of Fendt MOMENTUM at the Brazilian market of agricultural machinery and equipment represents much more than an evolution in the lives of rural producers of large-scale plantations. It is a leap in quality and technology across the industry and in the Brazilian chain of agribusiness. Like other Fendt machines, this planter delivers everything that is most innovative, accurate and effective for a perfect planting", explains José Galli, director of Fendt Business in South America.
The dual tires that works together in tandem allows the work together and helps in compacting the soil and in the operations along the transport between one crop and another. The working width for the 24 row model is 12.5 m, for the 30 row model 13.5 m and for the 40 row model 18m, respectively. The sampling rate (seeds percentage and repeated failures) of the new plant can reach 99.5 per cent in corn, even at higher planting speeds.
Fendt MOMENTUM features vApply Granular, a Precision Planting® technology that guarantees the most accurate application of fertilizer in every planting row. It is available in all planter versions. Like all other Precision Planting® technologies, vApply is controlled by the 20 | 20 Seedsense Generation 3 Display. In this display, all planter-related information is controlled in real time. And with the use of crop maps generated with software like Climate FieldView®, the display also makes it possible to work with variable seed and fertilizer rates; analyze seed application depth; monitor the soil, the pressure applied to the soil in each one of the rows, the contact of the row with the ground and the work map, among other information by the second.
Linked to the system that comes with vApply Granular, there is another device capable of bringing the traditional agriculture to a new level in the Brazilian market: the Fendt SmartFrame. It ensures that all rows are always in contact with the soil and controls seed depth for even planting. With it, the planting rows are not attached directly to the planter chassis, but to a bracket split into three sessions and driven by two hydraulic cylinders each to keep the rows always touching the ground.
In addition, by replacing the pressure spring of each planting row, there is the DeltaForce, also an exclusive release from Fendt MOMENTUM which, through sensors, guarantees the necessary pressure to cut the straw and apply the seeds at the same depth.