Fendt 1000 Vario
Fendt is known the world over for its role in driving the agricultural industry forward. The brand consistently stands out as a premium product implementing premium technology. Maple Lane is pleased to be providing south-western Ontario and beyond with Fendt tractors, parts, service, and merchandise. On July 7 2014, an international press conference was held at Newschwanstein Castle in the southern part of Germany near the Fendt final assembly plant in Marktoberdorf. Here a variety of new innovations and updates were revealed for different models in the Fendt lineup. All eyes were on the Fendt 1000 Vario, which made its debut as the highlight of the show. The Fendt 1000 Vario, titled ‘the German Masterpiece’ comes into the Fendt lineup as the biggest and newest series at a maximum 500hp.
Peter-Josef Paffen, Chairman of the AGCO/Fendt Management Board introduced the Fendt 1000 Vario. “We are already presenting the high-horsepower tractor to you today, because it is the first tractor that has been specifically designed for the global market.” He elaborated on this new development for Fendt. “For the first time, we have a tractor that is suitable for row crop operations – that means it has a 60-inch track, which is common in North America and Australia. Moreover, the new x5 S cab offers even more comfort for operators.” You can read the complete report on the Neuschwanstein Castle press conference here.
The Fendt 1000 Vario page can be found on the Fendt website here. An explanation of the tractors from a Canadian perspective can be found here. The Fendt 1000 Vario is said to be a newly engineered machine. There are four models in the Fendt 1000 Vario series.
1038 Vario | rated for 380HP
1042 Vario | rated for 420HP
1046 Vario | rated for 460HP
1050 Vario | rated for 500HP
The Fendt 1000 Vario creates an entirely new power class now available from the Fendt brand. It is still classified a standard tractor, which is a remarkable achievement considering the power it offers. This also allows for the visibility and maneuverability that Fendt is known for to be maintained even in this new bigger series. The Fendt 1000 Vario also boasts VarioGrip, a tire pressure regulation system. The familiar cab of the current 800 and 900 series tractors has been redesigned to fit the larger 1000, with added space, storage, and glass to make it the most comfortable cab yet. The engine and Vario transmission combine for remarkable fuel-efficiency, and reliability. The press release for the new Fendt 1000 Vario outlines even more details of this new machine.
The press release included below can be found on the Fendt website here.
Powerful and globally aligned – the Fendt 1000 Vario
The Fendt 1000 Vario is a standard tractor, which, like all Fendt series, is distinguished by ease of operation and simple handling. It has a maximum height of 3.60 metres and an unladen weight of 14 tonnes. Compared to conventional design concepts in the 500 hp power class, it is considerably lighter, more manoeuvrable and has better visibility, which makes it clearly more versatile. The Fendt 1000 Vario is designed for a wide range of applications: despite being developed for heavy-duty field work, it is absolutely roadworthy, with a top speed of up to 60 km/h.
Thanks to newly developed, large tyres (diameter at rear up to 2.35 metres) 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.
The Fendt 1000 Vario was developed for the international market. With a 60-inch track, it has also been designed for row crop markets, such as North America or Australia. The rear power lift is available in an American version with a quick-hitch frame or swinging drawbar.
The new high-horsepower tractor is also available as a pure draft tractor in a version without a rear power lift or, optionally, with a reversing driver station.
More visibility and even more comfort – the new x5 S cab
The well-known x5 cab from the Fendt 800 Vario – 900 Vario series has been completely redesigned and, as the x5 S cab, now offers considerably more working comfort and improved climate control. The interior panelling has an easy to clean soft-touch surface with a pleasant feel. For enhanced operating comfort, the cockpit now swings parallel along with the steering wheel.
Due to the size of the Fendt 1000 Vario, the side windows and windscreen have been lowered by another 80 mm for optimal sightlines and a generous sense of space. Furthermore, additional storage spaces have been integrated in the cab and there are more drink and document holders. The driver door to the cab is 85 mm wider. There are two different positions possible for the step treads, so the entry steps can be adapted to the tyres.
Roof work lights with cross-wise illumination, which prevents shadows on the roof of the cab, provide especially precise illumination. The integral lights on the bonnet give the Fendt 1000 Vario a new, powerful look.
A powerful air-conditioning system with twin blowers and its own fresh air blower ensures perfect climate control. A new, higher air flow, evaporator and 16 air nozzles create a pleasant climate in the cab and provide uniform, low-draft ventilation. Twelve integrated air nozzles in the steering column and an optional heated windscreen made of laminated safety glass ensure a clear view. The 300° windscreen wiper with integral spray nozzle in the wiper arm, familiar from the 800 and 900 Vario, ensures a free view to the wheel arches in all weather conditions, and is assisted by an additional 250° wiper including spray nozzle on the right side window. A camera integrated in the Dieselross emblem on the bonnet offers best visibility to the front mounting area.
An optional leather seat with heating and active climate control ensures the best sitting comfort. The new passenger seat can be used as a fold-down table and has a clamp fitting for documents. Additional sockets on the right-hand side open a host of possibilities in terms of power supply and data exchange with implements and external terminals.
Furthermore, an active cooling function has been integrated in the side compartment in the new x5 S cab.
Powerful and dynamic – optimal coordination of engine and transmission
The Fendt 1000 Vario will be available in four different power configurations: Fendt 1038 Vario (380 hp), Fendt 1042 Vario (420 hp), Fendt 1046 Vario (460 hp) and the top model Fendt 1050 Vario with a maximum output of 500 hp (to ECE R24).
The design of the block construction unites maximum payload with optimal manoeuvrability. The high-horsepower tractor is equipped with a compact 12.4 litre six-cylinder engine from MAN. The powerful, quiet engine proves itself more than 25,000 times every year in the commercial vehicle sector. High torque, which is already available in the low speed range, gives the vehicle high driving dynamics. The engine is compact, the common rail high-pressure injection ensures outstanding atomisation and combustion and therefore low 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 500 hp. It has hydrostatic-mechanical power-splitting and is marked by extreme profitability, maximum efficiency, long lifetime and reliability.
The rear PTO, which features a direct drive from the engine through to the PTO gearbox, has outstanding efficiency. The tractor-management system TMS, with automatic maximum output control 2.0, automatically controls the ground speed and engine speed dependent on load. The effect: the target speed is reached quickly and kept constant, driving is more dynamic, even under load, and, when required, immediate acceleration is possible through the kick-down mode.
To meet country-specific market demands, the Fendt 1000 Vario will be offered with a top speed of 40, 50 or 60 km/h. A comprehensive chassis and safety concept (VarioGrip, Fendt Stability Control, independent wheel suspension, dual-circuit brakes, Reaction steering system, assistance systems for deceleration and brake light) guarantees maximum safety on the road and in the field.
Efficient and low follow-up costs – hydraulics and power lift
The new Fendt 1000 features high-capacity hydraulics with two highly efficient hydraulic circuits. Two independent axial piston pumps can meet the demands for different flow and pressure levels in the two circuits according to need. Thanks to filter monitoring, the maintenance interval for the hydraulic oil is 2,000 operating hours or 24 months. This long interval further reduces maintenance costs.
The transmission and hydraulic oil supplies are separate. The oils cannot mix, which guarantees active transmission protection. It is therefore possible to use bio-hydraulic oils for the working hydraulics.
The lower links at the rear can be brought into park position without requiring tools and there is more clearance between the lower links and the drawbar.
For an excellent selection of images visit our Fendt 1000 Vario image gallery.
Fendt has delivered again with a machine to address the needs of the growing agriculture industry. Here at Maple Lane we are looking forward to providing this big horsepower to our customers. Feel free to contact us for more information.