Next generation of Fendt 700 Series tractors introduced

Misty Caddell |

AGCO Corporation has introduced the Fendt 700 Gen6 Series tractors to the North American market, along with the debut of a new operator interface.

The Fendt 700 Gen6 Series tractors, now adjustable to both narrow and wide row spacings and available with a variety of row crop tire options, will fit well in row crop operations. The addition of live, third-function loader capability makes them even more useful around the entire farming operation, the company says.

The Fendt 700 Gen6 series features the FendtONE operating interface, designed to be customized for the operator’s needs.

We are excited to introduce the 700 Gen6 Series tractors to the North American market, says Andrew Sunderman, tactical marketing manager. These machines redefine premium in their class and are a cornerstone among the products available from AGCOs growing network of Fendt dealers. The new 700 Series are available in six models with engine horsepower ranging from 144 to 237 (110 to 195 PTO horsepower).

The Fendt 700 Gen6 Series also is available with the Fendt 5X Series Cargo Loader that provides live, third-function loader operation. The Fendt Cargo loader directly integrates into the tractor, the company says

FendtONE allows operators to make the tractor their own

When customers are making their purchase, the FendtONE operator station features up to three display screens. Drivers can customize the tractors operation to their own preferences. More customizable control buttons are located on the right-hand armrest and multifunction joystick. The interface also offers intuitive operation, like a smartphone or tablet, Fendt says.

The FendtONE workstation is unlike anything else in the market, says Sunderman. It will make long days in the cab far less stressful. And that can reduce errors and improve the accuracy and effectiveness of every job all of which can have a measurable impact on a farming operations costs and profitability.

Tractor, hitch and implement controls are now centrally located on the armrest either on the new multi-function joystick or integrated into the armrest itself.

Push-button controls are color-matched to various functions, which appear on the tractors display using the same color-coding. Fendt says the FendtONE system is activated through the launch pad, which functions like the home button on a smartphone, giving the operator quick access to digital displays for all machine functions including guidance, hydraulics, service/diagnostics and more. The launch pad also includes controls for the air conditioning, the in-cab entertainment and communication system, as well as the side mirror adjustments. The entertainment system offers two choices in speaker systems, eight strategically placed microphones and connections for external audio sources, the company adds.

The Fendt 700 Gen6 Series also offers two options for precision farming and connectivity: Profi and ProfiPlus. Profi models are available with Fendt Connect, a telemetry package with three-year subscription standard. The tractor OEM says Fendt Connect links the machine to a home office, smartphone or tablet via a mobile network. It provides location, machine and other information to fleet equipment managers.

The ProfiPlus level includes the Fendt Connect package, plus the guidance-ready Fendt Guide package with the choice of either Trimble (AG-382) or NovAtel (SMART7) receivers, Fendt says. In addition, ProfiPlus models come with Fendt TaskDoc, which automates crop production documentation. The ProfiPlus level paves the way for other productive options, such as variable-rate control for up to five products and section control of up to 36 sections, the company says.

Fendt adds all 700 Series Gen6 models are equipped with the Fendt Vario continuously variable transmission (CVT) The Vario transmission delivers smooth, precise speed control from 65 ft./hr. (20 m/hr.) to 31 mph (50 kph), allowing an operator to precisely match speed required to the task at hand.

Each Fendt 700 Gen6 Series tractor is powered by a DEUTZ 6.06L, 6-cylinder, Tier 4-compliant diesel engine. Turbocharged and intercooled, the four-valve high-torque engine has a low-rated engine speed of 2,100 rpm, which improves fuel efficiency, reduces engine wear and helps minimize repairs, Fendt says.