The FendtONE driver’s workstation is notable for its functionality and customised options. With its ergonomic shape and position on the armrest, the joystick can be held in a relaxed position all day long. Familiar elements include the auxiliary control units and headland management. The joystick also has freely-assignable buttons to give the driver even more flexibility.
Modderbult also has a Fendt 1050 Vario (Which is hitched to a 24-row planter) hard at work. A Fendt 1042 Vario was swopped for a Fendt Vario 1050 Gen 3 (Which is hitched to a 12 row planter) with a FendtONE cab, delivered back in March of this year. The main benefit of the Fendt 1000 Vario series is that it always runs within the maximum torque range for the lowest specific fuel consumption, which translates into high power at low engine speeds. The Fendt iD low engine speed concept means permanently low fuel consumption in addition to an extended service life.
Signifying the continued success of the Brits’ farming operation, Pieter and Dawie have a Fendt IDEAL 8T combine harvester with a maize and soya header on order, anticipated to arrive in March 2022. The new Fendt IDEAL series features a unique helix threshing unit and separating system for excellent grain quality and efficient acreage capacity to ensure a perfect harvest.
While father and son have taken full advantage of all the benefits and innovations offered by Fendt technology, farming is as much a passion as it is a vocation, as testified by Dawie’s recent accolade. He tells TLU SA that he was as giddy as a schoolboy upon learning he was its Young Farmer of the Year 2021.
The title also vindicates his decision to join the family business three years ago, after he became a pilot when his father attempted to dissuade him to follow a different career path. It is clear that Fendt’s mission is to innovate. Together with the determination of the Brits’ family to make Modderbult their legacy, it is a perfect example of a successful partnership between the dealer and farmer, aiming to grow South Africa’s agricultural industry and ensure food security for all.
For further information about TLU SA and the Young Farmer of the Year, visit: https://www.tlu.co.za/en/.
In support of the farming community, Fendt has a nationwide dealer network covering the whole of South Africa, offering service, sales and support. For further information, and to get in touch with your closest dealer, visit www.fendt.com/za.