Fendt has introduced the 900 Vario MT Series track tractors to the North American market.
“We’re excited to bring the Fendt track tractors to producers throughout North America,” says Tom Turner, strategic marketing manager, AGCO. “The 900 Vario MT tractors exemplify Fendt’s legacy of reliability with the efficiency, ride comfort and power producers require to get big jobs done day after day.”
The Fendt 900 Vario MT is available in three models from 380 to 431 horsepower, powered by AGCO Power 9.8-liter diesel engines equipped with concentric air systems (CAS) for efficiency-enhancing cooling and enhanced engine life. The tractors feature the convenience and smooth, seamless speed control of the Fendt VarioDrive continuously variable transmission (CVT), combined with Fendt iD low-rev engine operating technology that delivers 1,500 foot-pounds of torque at 1,100 rpm, for maximum torque and great fuel efficiency, the company says.
Fendt says its 900 Vario MT tractors are designed to operate with optimum efficiency. All systems, including the hydraulics and 2-speed PTO, run at lower engine rpm for lower fuel costs and reduced engine wear.
The Fendt-exclusive dual-pump, dual-circuit hydraulic system delivers up to 116 gpm of hydraulic oil flow. Fendt says this unique two-pump system allows operators to connect implements according to 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 or until the connected implement requires additional hydraulic power. The tractors also are available with a single hydraulic pump providing 58 gpm at 1700 rpm. Like other Fendt tractors, the 900 Vario MT has separate hydraulic oil reservoirs for the implement and vehicle hydraulic systems, preventing cross-contamination and extending the service interval to two years or 2,000 hours, the company says.
Optional flat-face hydraulic couplers are energy-efficient and easy to connect and operate at full pressure, with minimal oil leaks during coupling, keeping the tractor, the operator and the environment cleaner. Since the system is designed to maintain pressure, oil does not heat up as much and energy consumption for cooling is reduced.
Fendt 900 Vario MT tractors are equipped with a standard Category 3/4N three-point hitch with 19,000-lb., lift capacity and a 2-speed 1000 and 1000E PTO shaft. The tractors offer standard gauge settings from 72 to 88 in., wide-gauge settings of 72 to 120 in., and three track styles in six widths from 16 to 34 in., Fendt says.
AGCO’s patented Mobil-trac system (MTS), designed with a long wheelbase for more stability, is renowned for delivering power to the ground, setting the 900 Vario MT Series apart from other track tractors in the industry. The steel hardbar acts as a front axle, attaching to the forward point of the roller frame and providing up to 11 degrees of oscillation, to improve ride and minimize compaction.
The oscillating midwheels contour to the ground over terraces and uneven surfaces, providing unmatched track-to-ground contact, improving performance and comfort.
Fendt adds the primary suspension has rugged coil springs and high-capacity shock absorbers for a more comfortable ride compared to hydro-pneumatic suspension systems. The two-point cab suspension system with increased suspension at the rear of the cab absorbs and dissipates the vibration from the ground through the rear axle.
The Fendt 900 VARIO MT tractors feature an easy-to-use 10.4-in., touchscreen Varioterminal that has an intuitive, smartphone feel. Using the Varioterminal, Fendt says operators can easily manage all tractor settings and adjustments, plus monitor and control ISOBUS 11783-compatible implements, camera functions, field documentation, variable rate applications, guidance and wireless data transfer, and headland management. The Varioterminal, joystick, PTO controls and conveniently color-coded keypad put all tasks and functions within easy reach of the operator’s fingertips, for faster operation and less operator distraction and fatigue.
Owners and operators will appreciate the fit and finish of the spacious, comfortable cabs as well as the many exterior features that bring comfort and convenience to the Fendt 900 Vario MT tractors. The cabs offer a variety of amenities, including an air-ride seat, larger instructor’s seat and Bluetooth capability.
Additionally, an LED light package adds more lights at the rear of the tractor, positioned to provide a clear view of each end of a 24-row planter during late nights in the field. Fendt adds Porch lighting on the cab provides a safe view of the area for operators leaving the field after a long day, and the battery smart-disconnect automatically powers everything down for the night. The 900 Vario MT also has an integrated walk-around platform that provides secure, fast access for cleaning windows.