2021-07-13Press release

New generation of Fendt mowers and Fendt tedders

Fendt introduced the Fendt Slicer and Fendt Former rakes for the first time in 2017, and continued to expand its range with various mowers and tedders in the years that followed. Fendt now introduces the next generation of Fendt Slicer front mower with new mowing combinations, new design and new options. The Fendt Former rake gets an upgrade.

2021-07-13Press release

New generation of Fendt mowers and Fendt tedders

Fendt introduced the Fendt Slicer and Fendt Former rakes for the first time in 2017, and continued to expand its range with various mowers and tedders in the years that followed. Fendt now introduces the next generation of Fendt Slicer front mower with new mowing combinations, new design and new options. The Fendt Former rake gets an upgrade.

The Fendt Slicer disc mowers series includes the Fendt Slicer 310 F, 310 F KC front mower with tine conditioner, and the 310 F RC with roller conditioner. The 310 stands for a working width of 3.10 metres. Then we have the Fendt Slicer 860 and 960 rear mowers with a working width of 8.60 metres and 9.60 metres in configurations without conditioner. There are two bolts to position the rear mowers further inside or outside to achieve the perfect overlap with the front mower. The rear mower can be combined with different front mowers with a working width of between 3 metres and 3.50 metres.

Both the new generation of front disc mowers and the rear disc mowers have been completely redeveloped. Thanks to the lightweight design, the Fendt Slicer 310 F saves up to 60 kilograms in weight compared to the predecessor model. In the case of the rear mower combination, the new design can save up to 350 kilograms in weight compared with the predecessor model.

The low weight reduces power requirements, while also lowering ground pressure and saving fuel.

Precision work with the Fendt Slicer 310 F

The Fendt Slicer 310 F front mower with swing hitch and low centre of gravity is designed for cropped terrain and work on slopes. The swing hitch has a range of +/- 7.5° to adapt perfectly to the ground. Hydraulic load relief is available as an option for the Fendt Slicer 310 F KC (with tine conditioner) and the Fendt Slicer 310 F RC (with roller conditioner). This regulates the contact pressure for the entire mower unit and means less dirt can get into the mechanism in wet harvest conditions.

Safer on the road

The Fendt Slicer 310 F front mower comes with an optional hydraulic folding system for the side guard. Fold up the side guard before getting on the road, without having to leave the cab. To increase safety at confusing exits or junctions, the front mower can come pre-equipped ex works to have mirrors installed. Optionally a preparation for the installation of cameras is also available. This readies the implement for future safety requirements. A lever is used to easily lock the front guard in various positions. The access for quick knife changes and maintenance work is facilitated.

For safe use on the field, the Fendt Slicer 310 F front mower has a plastic impact bar to prevent damage in the event of minor collisions.

The Fendt Slicer 860 and 960 rear mowers also dispose of a new generation of the Fendt SafetySwing mechanical collision safety system. This prevents any serious damage being caused by drain covers or stones.

Flexible conditioning

Depending on the harvest and weather conditions, you can adjust the intensity of the conditioners on the Fendt Slicer front mower unit. The tine conditioner has five settings while the roller conditioner can be infinitely adjusted with the pre-tensioning spring. This ensures the best wilting results and in turn the highest feed quality.

The cutting height can be flexibly adjusted on the upper link itself, which makes it easier to work with.

Reliable and Fuel-efficient

Both the Fendt Slicer 310 F and the Fendt Slicer 860 and 960 rear mowers have a blade box for spare knives and a blade quick-change key. You can replace your knives out on the field to reduce downtime and maintenance work. The key holds the mower open, so you can use both hands to change the blade. It makes changing knives a safer job.

To save fuel, you can work at a reduced speed of 850 rpm with the same results. You can increase the speed any time you need to, which is kinder to the environment and saves on resources.

Fendt Former – Up and down by hydraulics

The latest generation of Fendt Former 12545 and the ISOBUS-capable Fendt Former 12545 PRO now feature a hydraulically lowering chassis. This gives the Fendt Former a transport height of less than 4 m even in transport mode, and you don't need to remove the tines before setting out on the road.

Fendt Former 7850 PRO

Forage harvesting technology machines are characterized by many years of use with high exposure to direct sunlight. For this reason, the Fendt Former rakes have a new coloring concept and machine design. This is accompanied by extensive changes in the assembly, painting and shipping preparation at the Feucht site, as well as new quality gates. For example, a new coating process is used which, among other things, increases the UV resistance of the coating. This maintains the color brilliance even in strong sunlight and over long periods of use.