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Fendt 1100 Vario MT tractors introduced in North America

Misty Caddell |

AGCO has introduced the new Fendt 1100 Vario MT track tractors, expanding the Fendt tractor lineup to North America.

Producers can choose from four models. The 1151 (511 horsepower), 1156 (564 HP) and 1162 (618 HP) are powered by MAN 6-cylinder, 15.2-liter diesel engines. The power plant for the Fendt 1167 Vario MT (673 HP), the highest horsepower track tractor on the market today, the company says, is the MAN 6-cylinder, 16.2-liter diesel engine.

The Fendt Vario 1100 series is available in four models and offers up to 673 HP.

Fendt says these engines offer the Fendt iD low-rev engine concept working in unison with the Fendt Tractor Management System (TMS) and stepless VarioDrive transmission. The tractors provide maximum torque at 1100 rpm and are the highest horsepower two-track tractors to offer a CVT transmission for more power to the ground and greater flotation.

Fendt iD and TMS allow the tractors to run in the maximum torque range while delivering low fuel consumption to help reduce operating costs. Additionally, Fendt says the 1100 Vario MT tractors offer standard gauge settings from 88 to 102 in., wide gauge settings of 88 to 128 in., and three track styles in four widths from 18 to 36 in.

Unique Fendt features raise the bar for traction and ride comfort

The patented Mobil-Trac track system is the only mid-wheel design on the market with a suspended undercarriage and rolling midwheels, the company says. By placing the hardbar closer to the front of the tractor, engineers lengthened the wheelbase for better weight and power distribution along the belt to deliver a smoother ride and reduce compaction. These track design features, plus the widest belt offering on the market, provide better flotation to minimize yield-robbing compaction and increase return per acre, the company says.

The Fendt 1100 MT Vario tractors also feature an innovative new Fendt-exclusive option, Smart Ride Plus load leveling. Fendt says this hydraulic system for Smart Ride integrates with the front suspension springs to adjust the tractor height, keeping the chassis level to maintain the correct angle between the tractor hitch and rear implements. It also keeps the tractor level when operating heavy front- or rear-mounted attachments, and ride comfort improves because suspension of the leveled tractor can travel equally both up and down. Finally, the self-leveling hydraulics raise or lower the front of the tractor to make attaching or removing the front mono-block weight easier, the company says.

Industry-first rear hitch systems ease turning, soil disturbance

In addition to a standard Category 5 fixed drawbar with 11,000-lb. load rating, the 1166 MT and 1167 MT models are available with the choice of two new hitch systems. Both hitches make headland turns with large implements smoother for the operator, less demanding on the tractor and gentler on the soil. More gentle turns improve operator comfort and improve fuel efficiency.

For towed implements such as planters and tillage tools, the hydraulically controlled, swinging drawbar allows the operator to guide the implement from the tractor, making contour farming, headland turns and navigating through wet fields easier. It provides 28 degrees of horizontal swing left and right, allowing the tractor to turn closer to its natural turning point under load, the company says. Auto float, fixed and offset modes give the operator total control of the implement. And Fendt says this hitch boasts a hefty 15,000-lb. load rating.

Fendt says the new steerable hitch system was designed with mounted implements in mind. For tractors equipped with either a standard or high-lift three-point hitch, this new system provides 12 degrees of movement in the hitch and 11.5 degrees of swing with the drawbar allowing the tractor to steer easily around contours and field obstacles without raising the implement. This hitch uses two steering cylinders to keep the drawbar in a fixed position or allow it to float with restriction. It is controlled from the tractor cab and integrated with the tractor steering for smooth turns with large implements, the company says.

New high-performance hydraulics for efficient, on-demand hydraulic power

The 1100 Vario MT is available with either a single hydraulic pump providing 58 gpm at 1700 rpm or the Fendt-exclusive dual pump, dual-circuit hydraulic system for up to 116 gpm of hydraulic oil flow. Fendt says this unique two-pump system allows implements to be connected according to their oil pressure and flow requirements, high or low. It keeps full capacity on reserve until the tractor is paired with an implement with high hydraulic demands, such as a large planter. Valves are dedicated to implement control, the steerable hitch drawbar control and power beyond.

Like other Fendt tractors, the 1100 has separate hydraulic oil reservoirs for the implement and vehicle hydraulic systems, preventing cross-contamination and extending the service interval to two years or 2000 hours, the company says.

Ballasting options improve balance, headland quality and operator comfort

Finally, the new Fendt 1100 Vario MT tractors are designed with front and chassis options for ballasting..

Front weights improve machine balance, headland quality and provide correct belt-to-ground contact for the idler driver. Fendt says options include 20 or 36 suitcase weights providing up to 2,017 and 3,626 lb., respectively, or the 4,400-lb. mono block. Fendt says chassis ballasting on the undercarriage places weight near the machines center of gravity, using a combination of idler, frame and rear-drive wheel weights. Weight is applied directly to the ground without putting stress on the chassis, axles or final drives to improve drawbar pull capacity, the company adds.