The epic journey of the 1000th Fendt 1000 Vario

Marktoberdorf, Germany

The 1000th Fendt 1000 Vario is loaded onto an HGV trailer and taken to the Port of Hamburg for shipping.

Hamburg, Germany

At the Port of Hamburg, the Fendt 1000 Vario is loaded on the Atlantic Sun together with 9 other Fendt tractors, and they embark on their crossing to North America.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

In Europe, the ship calls in at the ports of Antwerp (Belgium) and Liverpool to pick up more cargo. Then it takes around 20 days to cross the Atlantic.

Mount Forest, Canada

In the Canadian state of Ontario, Maple Lane Farm Service Inc. has been selling Fendt tractors since 2000. They give the vehicle another wash down before it is ready to be picked up by the customer.

Baltimore, USA

At the AGCO Assembly Center in Edgewood, Maryland, preparations are underway to ship the machines to the dealerships.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Fendt 1000 Vario reaches the North American continent via Halifax in Canada and New York in the US.

Port of Hamburg: Loading and shipping

About 20 days below deck on the high seas

Together with 9 other Fendt tractors, the 1000 Fendt 1000 Vario was loaded onto the "Atlantic Sun" at the beginning of 2018. The larger machines and vehicles such as the Fendt 1000 Vario are secured on decks 4, 5 and 6 of the cargo ship.

The captain guides the ship across the Atlantic, taking into account the current weather conditions. Any changes in water levels, storms and icebergs can affect the route in the winter months.

Arrival in North America - Baltimore, USA

Baltimore, Maryland

For the first time, the 1000 series has North American soil under its tyres.

AGCO Assembly Center

In Baltimore/Edgewood, the tractor is prepared for shipping to Canada.

Loading and ready to depart

The tractor now travels by truck to the dealer to Canada.

Finally arriving in Canada – the 1000 series is delivered to the dealer in Ontario

Tractor all set for the customer

After a more than 10-hour journey – passing Niagara Falls on the way – the Fendt 1000 Vario arrived in Mount Forest, Ontario. The successful Canadian dealer Maple Lane Farm Service Inc. has been distributing Fendt tractors here since 2000.

As well as its salesrooms and showrooms, the Canadian dealer has a fully equipped workshop to offer customers full services as well as maintenance and repair.

After a tidy up, the 1000th Fendt 1000 Vario is ready for the customer to pick up.

Gallery - Ceremonial handover to the new owners