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Fendt promises – the press tests.

Strong in the field – top in transport. Superior in the test!
Low vehicle weight, high payload and overall efficiency – with its powerful versatility, the Fendt 800 Vario is not only convincing in tests. Because with an unladen weight of 9.5 t and a permissible payload of up to 6.5 t, you can transport more faster. And the Fendt 800 Vario is lively, agile and economical to drive. Overview of the top results.

dlz (7/2015)

The maximum torque of 1217 Nm is already available at 1450 rpm. The low-end power of the engine is excellent.

profi (12/2014)

The new 828 Vario also sets standards for the PowerMix; 248 g/kWh (+14 g/kWh DEF) are in total even better than the 246 g/kWh (+22.5 g/kWh DEF) of the IIIB machine – and more than 15% lower than the average!

profi (12/2014)

No matter if it is the introduction of the 300° wiper, moving the seat compressor to the outside of the cab or the new terminal with a glass surface and LED backlighting – the designers in Marktoberdorf are always coming up with something that makes driving even more of a pleasure.

dlz (7/2015)

With the tyre pressure regulation system VarioGrip, Fendt is the only manufacturer to offer a factory-installed tyre pressure regulation system for tractors. There is no way around a tyre pressure regulation system for those who take soil protection seriously and want to drive at top speed on the road as well. The larger contact area in the field reduces slip, increases traction as well as lowers the time required and fuel consumption.

profi (12/2014)

And that the Fendt is a transport expert is not only apparent in the optionally available 60 km/h top speed. At 40 km/h, the consumption was nearly 20% below the average of all previously measured tractors. At 50 km/h it was also 17% less. And at 60 km/h the measurement results of the competition are missing…

TU Munich (3/2015)

Across all the test trials, the transport unit, optimised with MPT tyres and reduced speed when driving on the road, had a on average 11.4 % lower fuel consumption.

The Fendt 828 Vario in the DLG PowerMix

248 g/kWh and only 14,1 g/kWh AdBlue*

In total even better than the 246 g/kWh (+22.5 g/kWh DEF) of the IIIB machine – and more than 15% lower than the average!*

* Results for the Fendt 828 Vario acc. to DLG PowerMix in profi (12/2014)

Engine and transmission: Superior performance. Perfection in detail

Fendt promises.

High level of constant power: Twin-charging with two turbochargers ensures pure dynamics with fuel-saving driving characteristics. The torque curve is well-rounded in the low speed range, so that more power is already available there. The engine also has a large constant power range.

The press writes.

dlz (07/2015)

The Deutz engine has two turbochargers for new power characteristics. In this way, technicians achieved better cylinder filling in the lower engine speed range and thus higher torque.

The press writes.

dlz (07/2015)

The maximum torque of 1217 Nm is already available at 1450 rpm. The low-end power of the engine is excellent.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

The 828 Vario already has nearly 194 kW/264 hp at the PTO at rated engine speed.

Engine and transmission: Perfect coordination for the best drive train

Fendt promises.

The tractor regulates the load limit fully automatically and adjusts the engine speed and transmission ratio, thus controlling the reduction in engine load. In this way, the engine and transmission are perfectly coordinated, which means extremely low fuel consumption.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

In terms of actuation and control modes – Fendt calls this Automatic Maximum Output Control 2.0 – there is still no competitor that can match the stepless Vario transmission.

Tyre pressure control made easy: with VarioGrip

Fendt promises.

VarioGrip is the integrated Fendt tyre pressure regulation system. The inner tyre pressure can be adjusted as desired for field or road work from 0.6 to 2.5 bar using the Varioterminal. The tyre pressure regulation system VarioGrip adjusts tyre pressure fully automatically within a short amount of time, even while driving at maximum speed.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

There are no protruding pipes (width!) and the whole thing can be conveniently operated in the Varioterminal with two programmable air pressures for each axle (field/road) – excellent!

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

Despite this, the system will surely help to utilise the potential of an adjusted inflation pressure more consistently, since the operator does not need to climb out of the cab.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

Prof. Dr. Volk (South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences) has measured 8% higher area coverage and 8% lower diesel consumption when using a cultivator.

VarioGrip for the right pressure in the tyre

Fendt promises.

An inner tyre pressure of 2.4 bar instead of the usual 1.8 bar on the road shortens driving time by up to three percent, while consuming two percent less diesel.

The press writes.

dlz (7/2015)

With the tyre pressure regulation system VarioGrip, Fendt is the only manufacturer to offer a factory-installed tyre pressure regulation system for tractors. The system is easy to operate using the Varioterminal. There is no way around a tyre pressure regulation system for those who take soil protection seriously and want to drive at top speed on the road as well.. The larger contact area in the field reduces slip, increases traction as well as lowers the time required and fuel consumption.

The press writes.

Macchine Agricole (11/2014)

VarioGrip increases productivity tremendously. In comparison to the average pressure of 1.6 bar and 1 bar in the field and 2 on the road, this enables 15% higher performance.

More dynamics with the 800 Vario.

Fendt promises.

Lively handling through greater dynamics, higher torque and improved power availability. At the same time, intelligent solutions ensure low consumption of both fuel and DEF.

The press writes.

dlz (7/2015)

We also determined economical diesel consumption in the field. And otherwise, a lot has been done to increase efficiency.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

The new 828 Vario also sets standards for the PowerMix; 248 g/kWh (+14 g/kWh DEF) are in total even better than the 246 g/kWh (+22.5 g/kWh DEF) of the IIIB machine – and more than 15% lower than the average!

The press writes.

Macchine Agricole (11/2014)

During trials with a plough, it demonstrated remarkable productivity, surely of interest for contractors.

Intelligent tractor: Varioterminal individually adjustable

Fendt promises.

The lighting on the terminal can be automatically adapted to the ambient lighting. In night mode, everything is easy to read, even in the dark.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

Terminal and operating elements now have an automatic dimming function.

Intelligent tractor: 800 Vario – perfection in its best form

Fendt promises.

Speed is a must for transport work – exactly the right thing for the new 800 Vario with a top speed of 60 km/h. Dynamic, lively and with a clear design the 800 Vario convinces on the road.

The press writes.

TU München (3/2015)

When optimising the tractor for road transport, changing tyres from AS Profi (Michelin) to municipal tyres (Nokian) reduced diesel consumption by an average of 11.4%. Optimising the weight (no lower links, no top link, lower weight tyres) increases payload by 2.4%.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

The blinker still has steering wheel reset. However, the steering angle sensor, with time and speed-dependent control, prevents the blinker from being deactivated too soon – perfect!

The Fendt 800 Vario in transport test

What was tested?

In the study carried out by the Technical University Munich, a transport unit comprising a Fendt 828 Vario and a Krampe Roadrunner DA 34 trailer was used in the road transport test. The rig was tested in a total of 24 measuring runs on a 33.9 km long stretch with a 440 metre elevation gain.

The test track - total 33.9 km:

Urban3.14 km
Extra-urban23.92 km
Road traffic6.84 km
Elevation gain440 m



How was it tested? - One test under different conditions

Tyres

  • Standard version: tractor fully equipped, with Michelin AS tyres and rear linkage for field operations (air pressure: 1.2 - 1.4 bar)
  • Optimised version: Tractor fully optimised for road operations, with Nokian MPT tyres, without rear linkage (air pressure: 3.2 bar)

Load

  • Weight standard version, unladen: 21,440 kg
  • Weight optimised version, unladen: 21,000 kg
  • 
Weight laden: 40,000 kg

Speed

  • 50 km/h
  • 60 km/h

Why was it tested?

Amounting to 500 million tonnes, the agricultural transport volume takes 2nd place in the total transport volume in Germany.

This volume will increase in the future through:

  • Growing farms and longer distances between the fields
  • Centralisation of agricultural trade
  • Tractors as central universal vehicle with key significance in transport

Overview of the results: 11.4% fuel saved

Optimisation of tractor for road transport by changing tyres and reducing weight lowers diesel consumption by an average of 11.4% with 2.4% higher payload.

Fuel saved with road tyres vs. standard field tyres

Unladen:

  • 14.6% fuel saved

Loaded:

  • 8% fuel saved

Time saved with standard field tyres (50 vs. 60 km/h)

Unladen:

  • 10% time saved

Loaded:

  • 5% time saved

Time saved with road tyres (50 vs. 60 km/h)

Unladen:

  • 13% time saved

Loaded:

  • 8% time saved

Findings of the TU Munich.

TU München (3/2015)

Across all of the different test variants, the transport rig optimised for road transport, with MPT tyres and a reduced weight, had an average of 11.4% lower fuel consumption.

Findings of the TU Munich.

TU München (3/2015)

The fuel savings when laden is approx. 8% and taking the 2.4% higher payload of the optimised variant (MPT tyres) into consideration, an average of 10.3%. In the unladen variant, up to 14.6% is achieved.

Findings of the TU Munich.

TU München (3/2015)

If, e.g., the silage maize harvest or the application of organic substrates is carried out in the form of single-phase logistics systems [with one and the same tractor rig], it could make sense to use a tyre pressure regulation system, due to the frequently changing conditions between the field and road.

Findings of the TU Munich.

TU München (3/2015)

If the fuel consumption of the different variants are also included, the 60 km/h versions save an average of 8.5% in time while consuming 5.5% more fuel.

More transport: lower consumption

Fendt promises.

The 800 Vario has a top speed of 60 km/h at an engine speed of only 1,700 rpm, which gives it an up to 16% higher transport capacity* and lower fuel consumption.


*in-house measurement

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

And that the Fendt is a transport expert is not only apparent in the optionally available 60 km/h top speed. At 40 km/h, the consumption was nearly 20% below the average of all previously measured tractors. At 50 km/h it was also 17% less. And at 60 km/h the measurement results of the competition are missing…

Self-levelling front axle suspension

Fendt promises.

Thanks to the new front axle suspension with exterior spring cylinders and dual-circuit braking system with integral cardan brake, it was possible to increase maximum speed to 60 km/h.

The press writes.

dlz (7/2015)

The front axle with tilted suspension cylinder, together with the cab suspension, ensures good ride comfort. The stability control FSC (optional) locks swing compensation starting at 20 km/h and reduces the rolling motion of the tractor in curves. Additionally, the Reaction steering system ensures straight-ahead driving when the steering wheel is let go.

Vehicle body: Efficiency in motion

Fendt promises.

Whether you use your 800 Vario primarily for field work, haulage or special operations – you will profit from its low unladen weight in any case.

The press writes.

dlz (8/2015)

The 828 Vario has a payload of nearly 6.5 t in the 50 km/h version. At 60 km/h it is 2 t less.

Mounting areas: Intelligent technology at the front and rear

Fendt promises.

The electrohydraulic rear linkage, which has a maximum lift capacity of 11,110 daN, guarantees that even heavy rear-mounted implements for this power class can be lifted to the fullest height without trouble.

The press writes.

dlz (8/2015)

The lift capacities are great; we never hit the limits.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

With a lift capacity of 8 t over the full lifting height and an oil delivery volume of 207 l/min, nothing is left to be desired.

The press writes.

dlz (8/2015)

The available quantity of oil in the hydraulic oil circuit separate from the transmission is 80l. There is an adequate volume of oil available for large external consumers.

Mounting areas: More connections

Fendt promises.

The Fendt 800 Vario offers more connections than any other tractor in its power class. Six electrohydraulic double-acting valves at the rear and two in the front. The 800 Vario has more than 24 interfaces.

The press writes.

Macchine Agricole (11/2014)

Excellent is the versatility of the hydraulic system and the countless connections in the cab.

Fendt VariotronicTI: The last turning manoeuvre is as precise as the first

Fendt promises.

In combination with the VarioGuide automated steering system, VariotronicTI automatic enables automatic activation of sequences at the headland.

To optimise the progression of the steps, these can be created at a standstill, so there is no rush. If necessary, operators can adjust and optimise the operating sequence while working.

The press writes.

dlz (8/2015)

The headland management now permits offline programming. Working steps can be entered and changed while at a standstill.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

In regard to TeachIn: We don’t need to talk about the functionality and operations, we haven’t seen anything better!

x5 cab: Details, that are a pleasure.

Fendt promises.

Take your place in the big x5 cab, which offers a generous amount of space and provides exceptional visibility through the large glass areas – a true panoramic view.

The press writes.

Macchine Agricole (11/2014)

The cab does not let our expectations down, it is one of the best cabs on the market and offers comfort for long work days.

The press writes.

dlz (7/2014)

The X5 cab is familiar and offers plenty of space. The coordination of cab suspension, seat and front axle suspension is excellent.

x5 cab: Tangible ergonomics

Fendt promises.

The new wiper offers a 300° field of vision. To keep the view to the wheel arches and the front-mounted implement free when it rains, the wiper field has been nearly doubled and reaches all the way down to the bonnet. The windscreen wiper can be adjusted ideally with the intermittent wipe function.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

No matter if it is the introduction of the 300° wiper, moving the seat compressor to the outside of the cab or the new terminal with a glass surface and LED backlighting – the designers in Marktoberdorf are always coming up with something that makes driving even more of a pleasure.

Lighting: Superior visibility: even at night

Fendt promises.

The light range of the LED headlights can be adapted to the situation at hand, for example, for driving on the road.

The press writes.

profi (12/2014)

Premium, on the other hand, are the LED lights, even the driving lights (with headlamp levelling).