Smaller Fendts get Vario transmission

12 November 1999

Smaller Fendts get Vario transmission

FENDTS Vario stepless transmission is gradually edging its way down to lower hp models in the German tractor makers line-up.

Four new Favorit models – the 115hp 711, 125hp 712, 140hp 714 and 160hp 716 – and three Farmer models – the 85hp 409, 100hp 410 and 110hp 411 – now have the transmission and trademark rounded front-end styling.

Favorit 700 series tractors have six-cylinder, four-valve engines with a displacement of 5.7 litres, turbos and intercooling and a high-pressure injection system. The Vario transmission unit is identical to that found on larger models and gives an infinitely variable, stepless speed range that runs from 20m/hr to 50kmh.

In the cab, Variotronic controls include a new joystick on the right-hand armrest, a colour display screen to the drivers right hand side and a new right-hand console giving control of things like 4WD, diff-lock and pto operation.

Farmer 400 series models have Deutz 3.8 litre, four-cylinder, four-valve engines. Vario transmission features are much the same as on larger models and there is a joystick control and black-and-white display screen to the drivers right- hand side. &#42

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