AGCO Corporation recently announced it will bring its Fendt 300 Vario series tractors to North America in early 2022. The 100 HP to 132 HP tractors are designed for hay, livestock and general chores.
“Soon North American producers who want the excellence of Fendt engineering in an efficient, mid-size tractor will be able to order a Fendt 300 Vario model, configured and equipped with the features that best fit the needs of their operations,” says Tom Turner, AGCO strategic marketing manager. All models will be available with the new FendtONE operator station.
The 300 Vario will include four models, the 311 (100 HP), 312 (113 HP), 313 (123 HP) and the new 314 with 132 HP and up to 142 HP with the Fendt DynamicPerformance (DP) power boost. Fendt says DynamicPerformance automatically adds 10 HP when it senses the need — either pulling a load or when stationary, running a PTO-driven implement such as a feed grinder-mixer.
With an unladen weight of just 11,045 lb., the 314 Vario boasts just over 83 lb. per horsepower yet can be ballasted up to 18,739 lb. when the work at hand calls for more weight. Fendt says these agile machines provide all of Fendt’s suspension innovations for ride comfort and stability, with a mere 13-ft. turning radius. They are powered with a 4.4-liter AGCO Power engine that works in unison with the Fendt tractor management system (TMS), automatic maximum load control and Fendt stepless VarioDrive continuously variable transmission (CVT) for optimum power, fuel efficiency and machine life, the company says.
In addition to front axle suspension, the 300 Series tractors will be available with either mechanical or pneumatic cab suspension. Fendt says the standard comfort operator seat features air suspension and easy armrest adjustment. The optional super comfort seat has a seat heater, rotary adapter and pneumatic lumbar support.
The tractors are controlled through the 12-in. primary display, the ergonomically designed multifunction joystick and control buttons, all integrated into the armrest itself. The new 10-in. “digital dashboard” is situated on the steering column. An optional 12-in. pull-down display recessed into the roof liner is available to provide up to 12 user-selected panels of information that can be shown across the armrest and pull-down displays, the company says.
Profi models will be available with Fendt Connect, a telemetry package with three-year subscription standard. Fendt say the package provides location, machine and other operating information.