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Ahead of the rest in more ways than one.

Hydraulics system with up to 158 litres of flow volume

The 500 Vario is equipped with modern load-sensing technology with a hydraulic capacity of up to 158 l/min. You can have up to 7 electrohydraulic double-acting valves, 5 at the rear and 2 at the front. The hydraulic oil is kept warm, so it's always ready for action, even on cold days. A central display in the cockpit shows the oil level at all times.

EPC rear power lift with unrivalled functionality

The rear linkage with a lift capacity of 7,780 daN guarantees that even the heaviest mounted implements can be lifted to their full extent. From the cab you have an excellent view of the lower links, ball-type coupling and trailer opening. Other practical benefits: The unrivalled one-handed lower-link latch and the simple spindle adjustment of the lift rods with an integrated length scale. Change the spread of the lower links without tools using the bolts. Then there is the loadcompensating lowering for a constant drop rate whatever the weight. You can opt to have a down-force rear power lift, which is particularly practical for changing tyres.

3 front power lift versions to suit every task

The power lift with vibration damping is available with the standard model and Comfort front power lift with position control or with position and load relief control. This all helps optimise your feed quality. You can define the field pressure in the Varioterminal for balanced implement driving. This is a great help in grassland with a front mower, because the implement follows the ground contour precisely, at a constant height. No need for conventional relief springs. The weight transferred from the implement to the front axle simultaneously increases traction and prevents drift on the hillside. Research studies confirm that this optimises the feed quality, as the raw ash content in the feed decreases if the sward is not pierced. For winter work with a snow plough, the constant field pressure control provides uniform clearing results.

Separate oil supply – high extraction quantity

The separated oil supplies for the hydraulics and gearbox prevent the oils from mixing, which is especially important if implements are changed frequently. The high oil volume of 55 litres also allows use of large skips. Another benefit: the use of bio oil in the hydraulic circuit. The leakage oil container – integrated into the front and rear power lift – also contains clean, reusable oil.

Intuitive operation with a compact power lift control module (EPC) and PTO control.

The hydraulic couplings are offset and colour-coded at the rear for easy one-handed coupling and perfect accessibility. The dust caps are self-closing with a spring mechanism.

All the hydraulics settings are made by touch/key control on the terminal. Then there's the option to assign all the valves to the controls you find the most ergonomic.

The front power lift is fully integrated and sits tight against the vehicle. This keeps the linked machines highly manoeuvrable. The lower links have a particularly good bottom grip and can be folded for parking. Bellows protect the lifting cylinders against stone impact. The vibration damping fitted as standard prevents bounce and guarantees safe driving and comfort.

The exclusive front power lift with load relief control is particularly helpful for front mower work on grassland, with front mulching implements or with a snow plough, as the implements very quickly adapt to uneven ground.

Smart loading expert.

Fendt 500 Vario – ideal front-loader tractor with the best view:
A true joy for anybody that does frequent front loader work: The Fendt 500 Vario and the Fendt Cargo front loader are ideal partners. From the agile, stable design to swift working style and easy controls – it's the perfect team. You can see the fully raised bucket through the panoramic front window that curves up into the roof. The front window, which can be opened fully during loader work, has proven itself useful for work in warehouses, for example. The area between and in front of the wheel arches has also been optimised. Because the bonnet and waisted frame on the 500 Vario are kept particularly narrow and neat. Now you just have to decide between Fendt Cargo and Fendt CargoProfi.

Intelligent loading with Fendt CargoProfi:
Weight and tilt sensors, shaking function and job computer – with the Fendt CargoProfi, you can load even more precisely and have the quantity in view. The integrated weighing function reports when the target weight has been reached. The shaking function empties the bucket completely. The Memo function saves the position of the arm for frequently used procedures, for example, so that it does not need to be adjusted every time. Lift height limiting has proven itself useful in low halls and the tipping angle setting is practical for loading high trailers. End position damping ensures the front loader is raised gently and smoothly, which minimises loss of material through trickling.

The full panoramic windscreen offers a wide 77° viewing angle and a full view to the raised front loader and wheel arches.

Perfect controls: turn and steer on the left, load on the right:
The controls for the front loader are optimally integrated in the overall operating interface on the right armrest and in the Varioterminal: you control the front loader with your right hand on the crossgate lever, your left hand is free for steering and reversing. You control the speed with your foot. With the reverser, you can change driving direction quickly and easily, without wear. The high hydraulic capacity of the Fendt 500 Vario ensures swift loading and unloading: The load-sensing pump delivers up to 158 l/min.

Ideal steering and damping system:
Less steering and more fun at work with the front loader thanks to VarioActive steering. With this superimposed steering system, you can already achieve a full steering angle with just one turn of the steering wheel. The advantages are clear – especially in small yards, but also at the headlands. Add to that the active damping on the front loader: Gas pressure reservoirs absorb vibrations and shock loads so they are not transmitted to the tractor body. The damping, in combination with the front axle and cab suspension, is so comfortable, you will surely remain seated a bit longer in the Fendt 500 Vario, even if you are already finished.

With the orange-coloured reverser lever, you can easily change directions with your left hand. Hold the lever in place, the tractor remains stationary. Let go of the lever and the tractor automatically drives in the preselected direction.

The optional hydraulic attachment lock and the vibration damping system can also be conveniently operated from the driver seat.

The crossgate lever, fitted as standard, offers sensitive control without you having to reach over two control valves. Complex implement functions can be controlled with the optional third and fourth hydraulic circuits. These are activated and controlled by pushbuttons on the crossgate lever.

It couldn't be easier to make CargoProfi settings on the Varioterminal: Show the crossgate lever function, view single weight and overall weight data from the weighing system, limit the working range for the swing arm and attachment.

Hydraulics and mounting areas.

Interfaces at the front:

Top link, 2 double-acting control valves, unpressurised front return, 7-pin trailer socket, front PTO optionally with 1,000 rpm, optional front power lift, optional: electronic position control, load-relieving front power lift control.

Interfaces at the rear include:

Signal socket, ISOBUS connection, hydraulic top link, 5 double-acting control valves, unpressurised rear return, compressed air brake, Power Beyond control line, Power Beyond pressure line, hydraulic trailer brake, 7-pin socket, lower link arrestors, ABS socket, rear PTO (standard: 540 / 540E / 1,000; Optional: 540E / 1,000 / 1,000E), trailer coupling, bottom hitch.


Power Beyond is available in the rear for operating heavy-duty hydraulic machines. Full hydraulic power is directly available without any unnecessary resistance. The pressureless return with a large cross- section has a low resistance.*


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    The compressed air Duomatic coupling enables faster coupling of compressed air lines.*


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    The hydraulic connections on the Fendt 500 Vario can always be coupled under pressure (CUP). The optional, double-sided couple under pressure couplings are especially easy to connect.

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    Power Beyond is available in the rear for operating heavy-duty hydraulic machines. Full hydraulic power is directly available without any unnecessary resistance. The pressureless return with a large cross- section has a low resistance.*


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    ISOBUS socket for connecting the implement control unit.*


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    3 high-quality integrated front power lifts: The front-power lift sits particularly compactly on the vehicle, which means that the entire vehicle always remains very manoeuvrable. Max. lift capacity 3,130 daN. Other features: Lower links with particularly good lower grip, fold in to park. Lifting cylinder protected by bellows against stone impacts. The vibration damping fitted as standard prevents bounce and guarantees safe driving and comfort, even when carrying heavy loads.*


The rear linkage, PTO and hydraulic valves can also be controlled externally on the two rear mudguards. That makes mounting implements at the rear especially easy.

Trailer system, ballast and payload.

A flexible ballasting system with front weights up to 1,250 kg and wheel weights with max. 2x 600 kg ensures maximum traction. A low vehicle weight of just 6 tonnes and a payload of over 4 tonnes makes the Fendt 500 Vario very fuel efficient and gentle on the soil in the field.

The Fendt 500 Vario has flexible ballast options. Diverse front and wheels weights are available: The range of front weights covers 3 sizes: 400 kg, 870 kg and 1,250 kg. Even on models without a front power lift, you can attach/detach every front weight with the Comfort ballast pickup. Wheel weights of 200 kg, 300 kg and 600 kg.

Front weight with 1,250 kg

Front weight with 870 kg

Front weight with 400 kg

Wheel weight with 600 kg

Wheel weight with 300 kg

Wheel weight with 200 kg

For the 500 Vario you can choose from 6 lower attachment systems: Retractable Cat. 3 drawbar and offset drawbar, hitch, standard and heavy duty Piton Fix and ball head coupling.*


Drawbar pull-out Cat. 3

Drawbar cropped Cat. 3

Piton Fix drawbar

Ball-type coupling short (with/without connection points for forced steering)

Piton Fix heavy duty


The next step to your Fendt 500 Vario