Fendt 1000 Vario: See it in Toowoomba

Fendt’s new 1000 Vario. German Meisterwerk

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ON SHOW: Fendt's new 1000 Vario tractor is coming to Queensland.

ON SHOW: Fendt's new 1000 Vario tractor is coming to Queensland.

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Fendt's meisterwerk, the impressive new 1000 Vario tractor is coming to Queensland.

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FENDT’s new 1000 Vario tractor is coming to Queensland, on show at both CRT FarmFest (Site M31-33), Kingsthorpe, on June 7-9 and at a special launch by B&B Machinery in Toowoomba on May 30. 

The Fendt 1000 Vario is available in four different power configurations from 380–500hp. The Fendt 1038 Vario is 380hp, Fendt 1042 Vario 420hp, Fendt 1046 Vario 460hp and the top model Fendt 1050 Vario with a maximum output of 500hp.

The Fendt 1000 Vario is a standard tractor, which, like all Fendt series, is distinguished by ease of operation and simple handling. Compared to conventional design concepts in the 500hp power class, it is considerably lighter, more manoeuvrable and has better visibility. It has a maximum height of 3.6m and an unladen weight of 14 tonnes. 

In addition to heavy-duty field work, it has a top speed of up to 60km/hour.

The high-horsepower tractor is equipped with a compact 12.4 litre six-cylinder engine from MAN. The engine proves itself more than 25,000 times every year in the commercial vehicle sector. 

The compact engine has common rail high-pressure injection ensuring outstanding atomisation and combustion resulting in efficient fuel consumption.

The time-tested, stepless Vario transmission has been further developed to the transmission-rear axle module TA 400 (transaxle) for an output of up to 500hp. It has hydrostatic-mechanical power-splitting and is marked by maximum efficiency and reliability.

The rear PTO is a direct drive from the engine through to the PTO gearbox. The tractor-management system TMS, automatically controls the ground speed and engine speed dependent on load. 

Newly developed, large tyres (diameter at rear up to 2.35m) and flexible ballasting, the high-performance draft tractor is highly efficient in putting power to the ground. Together with the integral tyre pressure regulation system VarioGrip, this enables a significant increase in pulling power.

With a 60-inch track, it has also been designed for row crop markets including Australia. The rear power lift is available in an American version with a quick-hitch frame or swinging drawbar. 

The well-known x5 cab from the Fendt 800 Vario–900 Vario series has been redesigned as the x5 S cab. It offers more working comfort including improved sightlines. The driver door to the cab is also 85mm wider. There are two different positions possible for the step treads, enabling the entry steps to be adapted to the tyres. The cockpit also now swings parallel along with the steering wheel.

The Fendt 1000 is being officially launched in Toowoomba on May 30. RSVP to B&B Machinery on 07 4630 2000 by May 26. B&B Machinery is located at Site M31-33 at CRT FarmFest.

The story Fendt 1000 Vario: See it in Toowoomba first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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