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Fendt Smart Farming
The themed hub 4 offers a glimpse into the future: Fendt Digital Farming products. With Variotronic, we have a tool which looks to the future within the current range. A completely new version of Fuse will be on show.
Products are presented in various tents. Videos on Fendt Smart Farming and interactive video walls give you a hands-on opportunity to experience the farming possibilities of tomorrow: Fendt brings the Future to the Field.
Why are the benefits of digitisation and cutting-edge drive technologies not used in farming to create a cleaner, more efficient future? With this idea in mind, Fendt is constantly on the lookout for ways and means of making farm work easier and more efficient. Machines and software solutions are therefore constantly being improved or created for all applications.
Fendt e100 Vario
The reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the main objectives for the future, and farming is no exception. Many agricultural enterprises generate energy from renewable sources, which is financially attractive to enterprises which use the energy themselves. High-performance battery technology is now available and is suitable for use in compact tractors. Increasingly strict directives on the reduction of noise and exhaust emissions are the engine behind the development of electric systems.
For many years, Fendt has developed solutions for efficient use of electric propulsion systems With the Fendt e100 Vario, Fendt has launched a practical, fully-electric compact tractor with 50 kW drive power, which can run for up to five hours under normal operating conditions.
The conventional interfaces here allow all currently available implements to be driven, and the maximum torque to be transferred from the first revolution. And what’s more: Electrified implements allow you to work really efficiently, as there is no loss of flow or losses due to mechanics. This future-oriented and economical tractor not only reduces energy costs, but also maintenance and service costs.
The efficiency of the battery-powered tractor is increased by a completely new, energy-efficient type of thermal management. A regulated, electrical heat pump performs the task of air conditioning the cab, including the battery and electronics. Energy management including the tractor’s battery information can be monitored via smartphone. In addition, comfort functions, such as pre-heating in winter or air conditioning in summer, can be easily controlled in advance when connected to the power supply.
Fendt brings the small Xaver robots onto the field. The traditional Bavarian name of Xaver has deep roots at Fendt. The brothers Hermann and Xaver Fendt founded the machine and tractor plant Xaver Fendt & Co. in the 1930s, named after their grandfather Xaver Fendt, so the new robot product name, Xaver, provides a link between tradition and the latest farming technology.
In order to increase yields sustainably, the Xaver concept takes into account a whole series of economic, technical and environmental aspects. Seed, pesticides and fertilisers can be applied extremely efficiently through agronomically modified planting patterns, combined with precise documentation of each individual plant.
The small robots use astonishingly little energy for moving around the field. The required resource input is minimised overall and costs for equipment are also reduced. The lightweight yet robust robots also perform their work extremely quietly and efficiently thanks to low-maintenance electric drives. No emissions or pollution are generated by the battery-powered clusters in the field. The farmer himself selects the electricity source for the robots (public grid, farm’s biogas or photovoltaic system, wind power or fuel cell). Whether you’re working a small field with just 5 robots, or large areas with 50 and more, the bottom line is that all robots are programmed with the same objective in mind – a good harvest for sustainable farming.
To date, there has been no option to transfer data within the vehicle fleet when operating a mixed machine fleet. The new agrirouter™ simplifies data exchange and therefore operating processes, reduces admin work and improves efficiency. Agrirouter™ is a data exchange platform, which can be used by farmers and contractors to seamlessly transfer data between their machines and agricultural software applications.
For Fendt customers, agrirouter™ allows far more flexible use of the Fendt VarioDoc Pro documentation system. Since November 2017, all Fendt 500 Vario series up to the Fendt 1000 Vario with the ProfiPlus equipment variant have included the VarioDoc Pro documentation system. VarioDoc Pro is also available for the Fendt Katana forage harvester and the Fendt IDEAL. This enables seamless transfer of data from field databases, which are linked via agrirouter™, between different machines.
A new, web-based tool, NEXT Wayline Converter, converts recorded data of a GNSS-based steering system from one brand to another. It enables customers to use steering systems from different manufacturers, to view location-based information from different sources, and to transfer data such as straight waylines or field boundaries easily between the different machine terminals. AGCO customers receive access to the NEXT Wayline Converter and can then log onto the FarmFacts website to convert their data quickly and easily. The NEXT Wayline Converter is immediately available to all Fendt customers.