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High performance with absolute reliability

The first square baler left the factory in Hesston, Kansas, 40 years ago. It laid down the foundation for one of the greatest success stories in harvesting technology. The Fendt square balers have been produced there, in the sole possession of the AGCO Corporation, since 2000. Based on decades of experience in development and production, they are distinguished by stability, durability and perfected technology. Through continuous and practical development, Fendt now has six high-capacity balers in its portfolio.

ModelBale size (width x height)
99080 cm x 90 cm
1270120 cm x 70 cm
1290120 cm x 90 cm
1290 XD120 cm x 90 cm
12130120 cm x 130 cm

For highest speeds and maximum throughput

Since they were launched in Germany in 2002, the Fendt square balers have enjoyed an excellent reputation for their rugged and durable design as well as high output. When developing the next generation, the focus was on further improving these positive properties, optimising operation and simplifying maintenance. A new series has been developed that unites all of these requirements and is also exceptionally well adapted to the Vario tractors in terms of their design and technical specifications.

The basis for perfectly compressed bales

The crop pickup plays a decisive role in the performance of a baler. The 2.26 m wide pickup on the Fendt square balers ensures clean crop pickup from the very beginning. Then the centring augers guide the material effectively into the pre-compression chamber. This guarantees a high output.

Power Pickup for higher output

The powerful pickup is positioned low over the ground for excellent swath pickup. A flat feed angle permits the crop to be guided straight into the baler. Characteristic for Fendt square balers is the large clearance between the drawbar and the pickup – designed for large windrows.

Windrows picked up completely

The 2.26 metre wide pickup gently picks up even the widest swaths very quickly and with little loss. The new roller pressure pad and deflector plate ensure a reliably smooth crop flow. Four tine bars on a double cam track ensure the clean pickup. A large spiral spring, on which the working depth can be adjusted quickly and easily, reduces the load on the pickup. Gauge wheels prevent the pickup from being lowered too far. They can be removed for transport.

Uniformly shaped bales

Two centring augers on both sides compress the crop efficiently from the very beginning and feed it into the pre-compression chamber in the width of the channel. Uniform distribution of the material over the entire width means that bales are optimally compressed during the baling process, even on the outsides.

Longer life

Effective and robust. That is the motto that applies to the entire baler. On the pickup, this is evident in the cam tracks, which are supported and guided on both sides. This guarantees safe and smooth running. The tines, which are permanently subjected to high loads, have been additionally strengthened and hardened. The frame and the bale chamber have also been reinforced, so the Fendt square balers can stand up to the highest pressure without a problem.


Additional centring augers ensure uniform crop pick up and optimal filling of the pre-compression chamber.

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    Additional centring augers ensure uniform crop pick up and optimal filling of the pre-compression chamber.

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    The lowering height is set without tools, simply by lifting the pickup and inserting a splint in the desired hole.

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    The gauge wheels prevent the pickup from lowering too far and ensure clean crop pickup. They can be removed for transport.

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    A new roller pressure pad and a large deflector plate ensure uniform crop flow into the baler.

Xtra Density – the high-capacity baler

35 percent heavier main gearbox

In order to achieve a higher bale weight with a higher output, many things have been optimised in the XD. Strengthening the drives, such as the main gearbox, chains and gears stood in the foreground during development. In particular, the new XD flywheel, which weighs 545 kg, is almost twice as heavy as the standard version. New plunger arms ensure safe transfer of the higher forces. All together, this makes it possible to exert more force on the plunger. The counter piece, the bale chamber, also has several improvements that increase friction. These include a 40 cm longer bale chamber, stronger hydraulic cylinders and optimised bale chamber flaps. Another example would be that the turning point of the side walls has been positioned further back to generate more friction on the sides.

Extra heavy

The lowest possible transport cost per kilogram of crop is one of the most important yardsticks for profitable farming. Fendt offers the perfect solution for this – the new Xtra Density square balers. Completely reinforced drivelines and enhanced stability of the bale chamber enable up to 20 percent heavier bales than standard models.

Satisfy your hunger for power

The industry press also praises the square baler 1290 S XD for its output. “Believe it or not, we were able to achieve weights of 479 to 499 kg, at the maximum set compression and a bale length of 2.40 m! At times of 31 to 33 seconds per bale this converts to a peak output of up to 57.4 t/h – with a compression of almost 193 kg/m³, sensational figures! Conclusion: When it comes to output and compression, the Fendt 1290 S XD plays in the Champions League.” – profi, 03/2017

The 545 kg flywheel enables uniform and smooth running, while ensuring high power transfer.

A new high-capacity gearbox is used in the XD baler. Overall, the XD gearbox is 35% heavier than the standard model and can therefore generate even more compression pressure.

Typical Fendt – everything in place

At Fendt, innovations are not only found in key technology, but also in the details and the ease of maintenance. The large bonnets permit perfect access to the machine for maintenance work. When it turns dark, additional lights under the bonnet aid the operator. In addition to the long-life design of the chain and drives, the automatic knotter lubrication and new automatic chain lubrication are further maintenance-friendly features of the square baler. A hydraulically actuated bale ejector and foldable bale chute facilitate bale handling.

With a transport speed of up to 60 km/h, operators move ahead faster. An optionally available hydraulic support foot is available, which makes hooking and unhooking the baler even easier. Fendt has an answer for reducing soil compaction. With 620/40-22.5 tyres, the machine now has a larger contact area on the field and remains under a transport width of 3.30 m. The large tyres are combined with a tandem steering axle for fast and short turning manoeuvres. The steering axle is also gentle on the grass sward when making turns in grassland.


Ease of maintenance was a main focus during the development of the Fendt square balers. Large opening side panels and grease-sealed bearings significantly reduce the time required for maintenance.

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    Ease of maintenance was a main focus during the development of the Fendt square balers. Large opening side panels and grease-sealed bearings significantly reduce the time required for maintenance.

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    The steerable tandem axle with new optional 620/40-22.5 tyres guarantees a large contact area and a high degree of manoeuvrability.

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    The optional hydraulic support foot permits easy and fast hooking and unhooking to the tractor.

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    Automatic chain lubrication of all the most important drive chains is new. The lubrication intervals can be conveniently set via the terminal.

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    The hydraulic bale ejector and hydraulic foldable bale chute require a minimum of time when changing to road transport.

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    Pre-wiring and a camera port in the terminal are standard. This permits a camera to be installed at the end of the baling chamber, where it provides a convenient view all around the machine.

Extended warranty according to requirements

In addition to innovative technology and high quality, Fendt also offers first-class service for vehicles and operators. We strive to offer customers maximum profitability and competitiveness in a dynamic market. This is why we offer an after-sales extended warranty to amaximum overall term of 5 years for the Fendt square balers.

Expert service means more time for essentials

Fendt dealer technicians are always up to date. Dealers’ service expertise is kept up to Fendt’s standards with technical training for all Fendt products.

Fendt 24 – the “Around the Clock” Parts Service

Having many well-stocked dealers is better than just a few regional warehouses. That is why Fendt dealers carefully stock original Fendt parts. Moreover, dealers can place orders seven days a week, 24 hours a day from mid-May to October; they will be processed and sent out immediately.