July 3, 2019 | 6months | General
With the new Fendt 900 Vario large tractor series, Fendt is launching an all-new innovation that once again sets completely new standards in the top performance class. The new models are tailored to the individual requirements of large farms and contractors worldwide. Numerous technical highlights, an extensive connectivity package, the relatively low weight and the powerful new design enable worldwide and versatile use. It is a stunning continuation of the success story of the Fendt 900 large tractors that all began at Agritechnica 1995, with the 260-hp Fendt Favorit 926 Vario.
With its 5 models (930 Vario, 933 Vario, 936 Vario, 939 Vario and 942 Vario), the new Fendt 900 Vario sits in the power range of 296 to 415 hp (according to ECE R120), in the compact high-power tractor class, slotting neatly into the power range between the Fendt 800 Vario and the 1000 Vario. The new top model Fendt 942 Vario sees the 900-series venture beyond 400-hp for the first time.
As a popular all-round high-power tractor, the new 900-series generation is extremely versatile in its use. Made for heavy tractive or PTO work like wood chopping, the 900-series is also suitable for transport at up to 60 km/h. The low unladen weight of just 11.7 tonnes and the integrated VarioGrip tyre pressure regulation system makes this series ideal for work with low ground pressure and high tractive power. Thanks to its modular equipment with or without rear power lift, rear PTO, front PTO, reversing driver station and a range of hydraulic, attachment and power lift models, it is compatible with all common attachments.
New powertrain: powerful tandems, low on fuel consumption
All models in the new 900-series are equipped with an all-new MAN 6-cylinder engine designed for Fendt, with a cubic capacity of 9 litres and VTG turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. The change interval for the M3677 engine oil has gone up to an unprecedented 1,000 hours. The Fendt VarioDrive powertrain builds up together with the perfectly aligned TA 300 Vario transmission.
The Fendt iD low speed concept, geared towards high power reserves, is used in the 900-series for the first time. The nominal engine speed is 1,700 rpm. During idle running, the engine speed is a cool 650 rpm. The Fendt 900 Vario reaches a top speed of 60 km/h at a fuel-saving 1,450 rpm, 50 km/h at 1,200 rpm, and at 40 km/h the engine speed is just 950 rpm. The maximum torque of up to 1,970 Nm is just 1,100 rpm on the top-end model Fendt 942 Vario.
The torque is distributed dynamically over the front and rear axle, depending on the ground conditions. The front axle is driven separately. The decoupling of the rear and front axle avoids tension on the road and on bends and allows full traction in the field. Especially during cornering, the tractor is pulled around the curve by the 'pull-in turn' effect. The result is a small turning circle with full traction.
The further development of the Fendt 900 Vario included implementing the new Emissions Stage V (EU). The exhaust gas in the new large tractor is purified with an exhaust after-treatment system using a diesel oxidation catalyst, a diesel particulate filter and the popular Selective Catalytic Reduction technology (SCR) to reduce nitrogen. The MAN engine works with a common rail system at an injection pressure of 2,500 bar. This high pressure optimises the combustion.