Ranging from 125 to 165hp, Fendt has refreshed its four-model, four-cylinder 500 Vario tractor series.
Main updates are to the engine, making it cleaner, however, the firm has also filtered down a few features from the 500’s bigger siblings.
Continuing to use 4.04-litre Deutz motors, the tractors now meet Stage 4 emissions regulations. Thanks to electronically-controlled exhaust gas recirculation and map-controlled AdBlue injection, the tractors are said to use 50 per cent less AdBlue compared to their predecessors. A coated soot filter also negates the need for extra fuel injection during filter regeneration.
For top-spec ProfiPlus versions of the 500, a new guidance system is now available allowing customers to choose between two different receivers – from NovAtel or Trimble - to match their requirements and local circumstances, such as satellite coverage and RTK base station availability. The Trimble version also offers the ability to work without signal coverage for up to 20 minutes, using its xFill option.
The 500’s touch screen terminal has also been updated which now gets a smartphone look with a scratch-proof, one-piece glass surface. A new ball joint bracket also allows for more adjustment of the screen.
Complementing its current pto option speeds of 540, 540E and 1,000, Fendt has added a fourth option for the 500, a 1,000E.
Reflecting a fresher look, according to the manufacturer, next year will see all Fendt machines painted in its new shade of green, ‘nature green’ - a lighter and brighter shade compared to its current olive green, which will still be available as an option.
Rounding off the updates are additions of a 300 degree window wiper, an LED lighting package and optional immobiliser.
The updated 500s are available to order now.