Extending the specification levels of its tractors, Fendt has added extra features and functions throughout its tractor portfolio, from the 300 Series through to the 900 Series.
Following customer demand, 300 Series Fendt tractors, ranging from 100 to 138hp, can now be specified with a fully integrated automatic steering system.
Offered on the new ProfiPlus specification level, automatic steering receiver choice includes NovAtel or Trimble. Both can be specified with various levels of guidance accuracy from Fendt’s entry level VarioGuide Standard (+/-20cm) to its VarioGuide RTK (+/- 2cm).
As Fendt’s most popular tractor series, it says guidance is not just for large scale arable farms, but brings benefits to jobs on livestock farms such as grassland, muck, slurry and fertilising applications. In addition, it is less fatiguing on the operator, it says.
For users who do not want all the bells and whistles Fendt has to offer, but require the benefits of automatic steering in a simple package, the manufacturer has added an extra, lower-mid spec level to its 500 and 700 Series tractors.
Currently, Power is the entry spec level with no auto-steer option, while the Profi and ProfiPlus tractors can be incrementally specced up with increasing levels of kit including automatic steering. Slotting in just above the Power spec is a new variant, PowerPlus, which brings with it the benefits of automatic steering such as reduced overlap and less operator fatigue, for example.
Like the 300 Series, the 500 and 700 Series tractors can be ordered with NovAtel or Trimble receivers.
Filtering down from the 1000 Series tractors, 800 and 900 Series machines can now be specified with flat face hydraulic couplings (FFC). According to Fendt, this brings several benefits over conventional coupling such as higher operating pressures, less leakage, easier coupling and better to keep clean.
FFCs come as standard with the ability to handle flow rates of up to 140l/min for rear valves one to six, or optionally up to 170l/min on the fourth rear valve. Enabling farmers to gradually change over to the new FFCs, they can be interchanged with standard couplings and screwed into position.
A lever allows attachment under pressure and a ‘tear away’ system is incorporated, should you forget to remove a pipe. In addition, which aids hitching up to an implement, groups of pipes (up to four) can be coupled up at once – much like a loader’s multi-coupler. This avoids any pipe mix up, which can affect an implement’s operation.
The new FFC option will be available from March 1.