The judges of the "Tractor of the Year Award" commended the Fendt 942 Vario for its connectivity, which enables fleet management and machine optimisation. It also praised the combination of the newly developed MAN engine and the low-speed Fendt iD concept, which, the panel said, "delivers high performance at low speed, delivering a smooth-running engine with maximum torque and minimum fuel consumption".
As for the Fendt 314 Vario, the panel of 25 agricultural journalists praised the versatility of the machine. "The innovative multi-performance concept DynamicPerfomance releases additional power when required – at any driving speed and during all types of work, even in stationary PTO applications. Another bonus is the larger display area in the cab that comes with the new operating concept, FendtONE. It individualises machine use and connects office and machine." FendtONE seamlessly exchanges data, to simplify your fleet management and job planning.
"It takes many years to develop new machines, with plenty of sweat and tears from our engineers. Ultimately, it's impossible to predict if the trade press will recognise this achievement by awarding a prize. The fact that today we take home two awards from an independent panel of judges is testament indeed to our Fendt employees," said a delighted Peter-Josef Paffen, Chairman of the AGCO/Fendt Management Board, on behalf of the R&D engineers.