AGCO/Fendt is pursuing its strategy to integrate highlights from the large tractor sector into smaller models, and is now pleased to unveil the compact powerhouses Fendt 200 Vario and 200 V/F/P Vario with pre-fitted guidance systems. Orchards, hop fields or vineyards can now also benefit from the commercial and ecological advantages offered by a guidance system. The 3.3 cc tractor with a 3-cylinder AGCO power engine is now emissions Stage IIIB (Tier 4 Interim), and includes a number of tried and tested advanced in-house features from AGCO/Fendt.
Choose from two guidance systems
On the Fendt 200 Vario, the customer has a choice between two systems: a wayline-guided ultrasonic system, or position-guided system via GPS. With the wayline-guided system, the tractor maintains the exact specified distance to the crops when working with implement combinations. This takes the strain off the driver, who can now concentrate fully on the implement.
For farms who grow vegetables, for example, the GPS guidance system is ideal. With the help of the high-precision satellite technology, the tractor can be steered with an accuracy of +/- 2 cm, even in adverse weather conditions. Benefits include optimal machine utilization and no overlapping.
The guidance system is pre-fitted via an open interface provided by Fendt in the cab, which integrates the steering valve, cabling, steering angle sensors and safety system. It is based on the ISOBUS TIM functionality (Tractor Implement Management) promoted by the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF).
Reichhardt GmbH is currently Fendt’s preferred system partner, and can offer the ultrasonic guidance system as well as the GPS system. Both guidance systems can be easily retrofitted. As soon as the AEF ISOBUS conformity test for TIM is available, all guidance systems which meet this criteria can be connected.
Emission Stage IIIB meets the emission standard and protects the environment
Fitted with a 3.3 cc 3-cylinder AGCO power engine (AP 33 AWI), the emissions Stage IIIB Fendt 200 Vario and 200 V/F/P Vario meet the emissions standard thanks to AGRex (external exhaust gas recovery) and DOC (diesel oxidation catalyst) without the need for additional maintenance. Other innovations for the compact tractors from 70-110 hp include the reversible fan. The air flow direction switches when the fan blades are turned. This results in permanently clean fan grills, so increasing the performance and efficiency of the tractor and creating a huge time saving, as well as taking over the time-consuming driver’s job of manually cleaning the fan grill. One new feature is the front PTO 540 E, which reaches 540 rpm at a reduced engine speed and therefore saves on fuel. An air braking system with an electronically-controlled air dryer is available for the trailer system, ensuring less maintenance work and even better reliability.
Floor heater for winter
Driving comfort in the cab has been perfected by improvements to the seat cushion and extended back rest. The optional floor heater is ideal for use in winter. Fendt is integrating the electrical heater elements directly into the cab floor design, cleanly and without creating a trip hazard. Controlled by temperature sensors, the footwell is heated quickly and efficiently. The driver’s feet are always kept warm. A safety switch prevents overheating.
The VarioActive steering feature is also adopted from the AGCO/Fendt large tractor range. This means fewer steering wheel turns to lock the wheels. At a low speed of less than 8 km/h, maximum wheel lock is achieved by just one turn of the steering wheel. The effect of the automatic steering system is reduced from 8 km/h to 18 km. With VarioActive, the farmer benefits from the quicker steering wheel reaction when performing tight turns or during front loading.
Innovations for the Fendt 200 Vario
Modern implements require increasing flexibility and power from the tractor hydraulics. The new hydraulic concept will give the Fendt 200 Vario an outstanding pump capacity of 104 l/min thanks to the use of a load sensing pump (LS control pump). This allows drivers to operate the front loader quickly at low engine speed. A high level of operator comfort is provided by the electrical valves for front loading.
A power-beyond connection (pressure and control line, return) is also available as an option to increase the efficiency of implements, e.g. forage wagons. The front linkage in the Fendt 200 Vario has also been revamped. A new cast metal lower link frame with diagonally folding lower links creates additional clearance to the front loader. Further to this, the cast metal front plate and stroke cylinder have been reworked for more undercut. The new LED work lights both front and back and on the A-pillar ensure better vision. This means enhanced driving safety, as does the new automatic differential lock release, which is now activated regardless of the steering angle, and the 4WD mode shut-off.
From November 2017, the new Fendt 200 Vario and Fendt 200 V/F/P/ Vario will be available for the first time with the new technology.