South Africa is a land of fantastic fruit, and is one of the main fruit-producing countries in the world. More than 50% of South African agricultural exports is fruit. Figures from Fruit South Africa indicate that more than 4.7 million tons of fruit are produced in South Africa each year, of which 59% is exported, 28% is used for processing and 12% sold locally.
“We at AGCO believe that specialist farmers in South Africa that have operations focused on exporting their produce ought to be able to compete with their international counterparts from a mechanisation point of view as well,” comments Ryan Clark, Product Marketing Manager, Lower Horse Power Tractors, Africa. “The technological solutions and innovations in these modern specialist tractors provide farmers the very best in productivity, efficiency and results-driven farming for the best job in the world,” asserts Clark.
The Fendt 200 VFPS Vario series of specialist tractors includes five models (Fendt 207 Vario, Fendt 208 Vario, Fendt 209 Vario, Fendt 210 Vario, and Fendt 211 Vario), with outer widths ranging from 1.07 m to 1.68 m. The maximum power range of this series is between 79hp (58kW) and 124hp (91kW), in accordance with ECE R120. All models are available as Power, Profi and Profi+ versions.
“It works quieter and saves fuel,” mentions Frans Cronje, Regional Sales Manager for Fendt, AGCO South Africa. Cronje continues: “Compared to the previous model, the new Fendt 200 VFPS Vario boasts a total of 33 innovations, with 21 of these packed into the standard Power configuration. Every farm is different, and therefore there are the three Power, Profi and Profi+ configurations, combined with the flexibility of over 160 options, as well as 70 tyres and tracks to tailor the tractor perfectly to specific requirements, and that makes this a very special tractor for the specialist farmer.”
Farming operations that own the Fendt 200 VFPS Vario Power models can enjoy a digital display area for the first time, with the 10″ digital dashboard fitted as standard. This makes it much easier, faster and clearer to configure engine and gearbox functions and working hydraulics, among other things. The multifunction joystick opens up new control possibilities in the Fendt 200 VFP Vario Power.