2021-07-13Press release

One thing is simple: FendtONE - and the new generation of Fendt 500, 900 and 1000 Vario

Short harvest windows, changing climate conditions and legal restrictions place ever greater demands on farmers worldwide and the farming technology they use. The new, future-oriented FendtONE operating concept offers simple solutions to meet these requirements more easily. FendtONE is now being rolled out to the three new generations of the Fendt 500, 900 and 1000 Vario series. In addition to Smart Farming features, other technical innovations have been added to these series, including an optional self-cleaning air filter for the large tractors and improvements for front-loader use on the Fendt 500 Vario.

2021-07-13Press release

One thing is simple: FendtONE - and the new generation of Fendt 500, 900 and 1000 Vario

Short harvest windows, changing climate conditions and legal restrictions place ever greater demands on farmers worldwide and the farming technology they use. The new, future-oriented FendtONE operating concept offers simple solutions to meet these requirements more easily. FendtONE is now being rolled out to the three new generations of the Fendt 500, 900 and 1000 Vario series. In addition to Smart Farming features, other technical innovations have been added to these series, including an optional self-cleaning air filter for the large tractors and improvements for front-loader use on the Fendt 500 Vario.

FendtONE helps overcome farming challenges

The legal requirements on reporting are constantly expanding, as are the demands for sustainable agriculture and price pressures on agricultural products. This also increases the pressure on farmers and contractors worldwide to produce in an economical and therefore efficient way. The basis for an economically successful farm is an in-depth knowledge of its operating figures. These figures are also the key to demonstrating sustainable management.

Other challenges include increasing distances between the farm and field, a growing number of run-outs on farms and the need to use non-local temporary drivers in short harvest windows. These factors make it harder to organise and delegate jobs on agricultural holdings. As such, putting stringent planning and preparation processes in place offers huge potential for increasing efficiency in how the work is done.

FendtONE – Machine and office become one

This is exactly where FendtONE comes in. With the FendtONE offboard digital platform, Fendt offers a system for farmers to manage their machine data and agronomic data, so they can keep an eye on them at all times. It's a better way to plan, organise and log staff and machine use as well as job orders, while saving valuable working hours out on the field. With field boundaries and waylines already recorded in a clear format on the vehicle, you can make full use of your machinery's capacity from the word go.

Meanwhile, the FendtONE onboard driver's workstation offers a number of solutions to increase the machine's efficiency. Smart Farming features such as lane guidance, subsection processing and optimising hook-ups mean less fuel and resources are used in the long term, hours are saved and the driver's work is made easier.

Documentation is easier than ever

When you work with a fertiliser spreader or slurry barrel, you need to precisely record and track the amount of nutrient applied. Now you can let Fendt Task Doc complete job-related reporting tasks for you on the machine. Profi+ models come with Fendt Task Doc as standard. In FendtONE offboard, you can plan the job and send it to a machine over the mobile network. While the job is being carried out, Fendt Task Doc collects onboard agronomic data including actual application volumes. Once complete, you'll be able to view a job report in FendtONE offboard. You can use this data to apply your nutrient stock in a sustainable way. Comprehensive documentation also supports compliance with food industry standards.

Out on the field, the new FendtONE onboard operating concept makes work easier. Drivers can personalise the display over various panes on the 12" terminal on the armrest and the optional 12" terminal in the roof. So, you can have the 12" terminal on the armrest showing the field map for use with Fendt Variable Rate Control, while the roof terminal shows the attachment's ISOBUS features. The driver can keep an eye on all the relevant functions at all times. Fendt Variable Rate Control applies seeds, fertilisers and pesticides efficiently and according to demand, while protecting resources and the environment.

Dynamic hook-ups and efficient work with TIM

FendtONE makes it even easier to operate complex combinations of machinery. Use the multifunction joystick to control both the tractor and ISOBUS functions. And now there's the all-new 3L joystick, which you can assign up to 27 ISOBUS functions to over three levels. The 3L joystick can be used to control complex ISOBUS-compatible attachments. There's no need for external joysticks as long as the attachment supports the AUX-N standard.

Another smart solution for optimising the efficiency of hook-ups is TIM (Tractor Implement Management). With the help of TIM, the tractor adapts perfectly to the requirements of the attachment and increases the overall productivity of the machinery. Together with a TIM-compatible attachment, such as the Fendt Tigo XR all-in-one wagon, the attachment controls specific tractor functions such as driving speed to optimise the feed intake according to harvest conditions. The tractor speeds up for large swath volumes, and slows down for smaller volumes. As a result, the pick-up always works at its best, the hook-up is always working to capacity and the driver can focus fully on overseeing the loading process.

Precision work with centimetre-level accuracy

Power+ and Profi+ machines include the basic lane guidance package as standard, which means they are Fendt Guide-ready. You can opt for more lane guidance functions for precision field work, including Fendt Contour Assistant, Fendt TI Auto and (from November) Fendt TI Headland.

Fendt TI Headland is an advanced headland management bundle and includes Fendt TI Auto and Fendt TI Turn Assistant. Fendt TI Auto triggers the sequence of work steps automatically when you pass the headland line. There's no need to manually activate the process by joystick. With Fendt TI Turn Assistant, the tractor and attachment turn automatically according to the pre-calculated turning processes. The land is processed efficiently and precisely and any unnecessary overlaps are avoided. It reduces the consumption of fuel and resources like seeds and fertilisers, and it's gentle on the soil.

The full Fendt TI (Teach In) feature package is available to order from November 2021. Customers with the FendtONE driver's workstation who have already ordered Fendt TI Auto will be able to upgrade to Fendt TI Headland for free in 2022.

Full connectivity with Fendt Connect

With the Fendt Connect central telemetry system, you can manage your fleet from any location while optimising machine use. Fendt Connect can export machine data such as its position, as well as extensive CAN bus data including fuel consumption and AdBlue levels, machine capacity, speed and working hours. This data is then ready to view in the app or web application. Farm managers can keep an eye on their machines at all times and can supply them directly with fuel or AdBlue when needed. Fendt Connect must be installed to make use of the full range of functions available with FendtONE offboard, including showing realtime data in map format.

With consent, the dealer can also access the machine data. By analysing error codes and upcoming service intervals from any location, you can reduce downtimes or avoid them altogether and plan service appointments logically. Machine-related data is neither stored nor transmitted. The entire process meets the strict regulations of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Fendt Connect is available as standard on all Profi+ machines from series Fendt 500 Vario to Fendt 1000 Vario.

New features on the Fendt 900 and 1000 Vario

The Fendt 900 and 1000 Vario are used on large-scale farms around the world. With innovations including a self-cleaning air filter system and additional tyre options, these two series are even better equipped to meet the global requirements of a large professional farm.

Self-cleaning air filter

For use in regions particularly prone to dust formation, such as South America and Australia, Fendt is the first manufacturer to offer an optional self-cleaning air filter on delivery. The filter system combines continuous dust extraction with active filter cleaning in a 30-second cleaning cycle. The filter is blown out on the move, to avoid any downtimes usually associated with manual filter cleaning. During the cleaning cycle, the filter is blown out twice, each with a 10-second pre-run and post-run. The dust filter has its own 12-bar compressed air tank. The compressed air flow is controlled by a solenoid or pulse valve. Just before blowing out, the speed of the fan is raised and continues running like that for a short while afterwards. This improves the results. The driver is notified about the cleaning process via a pop-up window on the terminal, so they can choose to activate it manually or fully automatically. The filter has a service life of about two years. This system requires a specially developed filter cartridge.

Row Crop: New tyres and VarioGrip for the Fendt 1000 Vario

A 60" track gauge (Row Crop) is common in North America, Australia and South Africa. Together with Trelleborg, Fendt has developed its own row-crop tyre with a diameter of 2.35 metres especially for use with the Fendt 1000 Vario. The 480/95R54 row-crop tyre can be combined on delivery as twin tyres along with the VarioGrip integrated tyre pressure regulation system. With this unique solution in the 500 hp segment, Fendt 1050 Vario customers can make use of the machine's full potential with VarioGrip, increasing the contact surface of the tyre and protecting the soil.

Calm cab

The cabs of the Fendt 900 and 1000 Vario are now equipped with laminated safety glass as standard, as well as a windscreen heating system. The laminated glass insulates noise and makes the cab a calmer, quieter space. It's also a safer working environment, as the laminated glass is chip-proof. Single-glazed windows are still available as an option.

New features on the Fendt 500 Vario

The Fendt 500 Vario combines compactness with performance and versatility out on the field or road, in grassland and around the farm. With the full set of FendtONE functions, the compact series also offers family-run farms an easy introduction to lane guidance and system-based reporting.

Loading - fast, powerful and easy

The Fendt 500 Vario is versatile and powerful when it comes to front-loader work. You can now use the 3L joystick and Fendt front loader together with a third valve to control three functions at once for the first time. Close, retract and lift the bale grabber all at once. Thanks to the new reversing button on the 3L joystick, you can work quickly and fatigue-free even with frequent changes of direction. No need for repositioning.

The Fendt 500 Vario also comes with an ISOBUS socket at the front. For professional front loader use, customers can choose between the front loader Fendt Cargo and Fendt CargoProfi with the Cargo Lock coupling system and the parallel guide with Z-kinematics.

New cab options

When it comes to cab options, customers can choose between the VisioPlus cab with split windscreen and a door on the right and left, and the Panorama cab with a continuous windscreen and door on the left. New! You can now opt for the Panorama cab with continuous windscreen with a door on the left and right.