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Specialist tractor for orchards and vineyards

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FENDT South Africa has extended its product offering with the latest generation of the Fendt 200 VFPS Vario specialist tractor series, which comes with the FendtONE operating concept, making it the first specialist tractor with a fully integrated terminal.

That’s according to Ryan Clark, the company’s Product Marketing Manager, Lower Horse Power Tractors, Africa, who said innovations like the step-less Fendt Vario drive, demand-led power boost concept Dynamic-Performance and an all-new design enhance precision and everyday efficiency.

“We at AGCO believe that specialist farmers in South Africa that have operations focused on exporting their produce ought to be able to compete with their international counterparts from a mechanisation point of view as well,” said Clark.

“The technological solutions and innovations in these modern specialist tractors provide farmers the very best in productivity, efficiency and results-driven farming for the best job in the world,” asserts Clark.

The new series of specialist tractors includes five models – Fendt 207 Vario, 208 Vario, 209 Vario, 210 Vario, and 211 Vario – with outer widths ranging from 1.07 m to 1.68 m. The maximum power range of this series is between 79hp (58kW) and 124hp (91kW), in accordance with ECE R120. All models are available as Power, Profi and Profi+ versions.

The three-cylinder, 3.3-litre AGCO Power engine meets emissions Stage V, with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR), but without exhaust gas recirculation. There are also maintenance-free hydraulic tappets built into the engine, which reduces the total cost of ownership. The electronically controlled Visctronic fan runs just when it is needed.

“It works quieter and saves fuel,” said Frans Cronje, Regional Sales Manager for Fendt, AGCO South Africa. “Compared to the previous model, the new Fendt 200 VFPS Vario boasts a total of 33 innovations, with 21 of these packed into the standard Power configuration.

“Every farm is different, and therefore there are the three Power, Profi and Profi+ configurations, combined with the flexibility of over 160 options, as well as 70 tyres and tracks to tailor the tractor perfectly to specific requirements, and that makes this a very special tractor for the specialist farmer.”

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