Formed by Ideals

The 500 Vario brings together the best ideals in a completely new tractor series. The dimensions of the legendary 500 Favorit, paired with an award-winning design, are visible signs of the technical progress. The combination of up to 165 hp maximum output with fuel-saving SCR technology brings high efficiency to a new performance class. The ideal features of the Fendt high-horsepower tractors – the unique VisioPlus cab and the Variotronic – are now also found in the new 500 Vario. That is ideal, through and through.
512 Vario
125 hp
92 kW
513 Vario
135 hp
99 kW
514 Vario
145 hp
107 kW
516 Vario
165 hp
121 kW



* Maximum output to ECE R 24

Fendt stands for premium

High-tech through innovative power

A Fendt Vario is high-tech through and through. Innovations, such as the unique Vario transmission for stepless, highly efficient work, the precise control via joystick and terminal or the perfected visibility, as found in the VisioPlus cab, ensure outstanding operating and working quality.

  • High-tech through innovative power

    A Fendt Vario is high-tech through and through. Innovations, such as the unique Vario transmission for stepless, highly efficient work, the precise control via joystick and terminal or the perfected visibility, as found in the VisioPlus cab, ensure outstanding operating and working quality.

  • Premium workmanship Made in Germany

    The Fendt tractors are developed, designed and produced in the world’s most modern tractor factory network at the locations in Bavaria. The use of durable, high-quality components guarantees maximum quality and the high reliability of the tractors is a matter of fact at Fendt.

  • Efficiency and economy as a maxim

    The focus at Fendt is to promote customers’ success with highly efficient and economic products. A decisive factor here is keeping fuel consumption as low as possible – this is absolutely convincing at Fendt.

  • Calculated to the end

    The high quality, forward-looking technology and high efficiency found in Fendt tractors prove to be special benefits at the end of their service life. Because these characteristics are what give Fendt tractors an unbeatably high resale value. In the total cost calculation, Fendt therefore offers low operating costs per hour.

Trennlinie: Fendt Spotlights

Fendt Spotlights

Fendt Spotlights. Notable. Better.

A Fendt is notable, because it has been designed by Fendt engineers, who have taken every last detail into consideration. This results in solutions that are not obvious at the first glance, but are decisive in operation, so that you can do more. Using the 500 Vario as an example, we will show you how the notable Fendt Spotlights make daily work with the Fendt better.

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VisioPlus cab

Variotronic

Versatility

Lighting

Vehicle body

Engine and transmission

The Fendt VisioPlus cab: Ergonomics with a broad view

All-round visibility: to the front, side …

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The upward viewing angle has been tripled thanks to the curved front windscreen. The downward sight lines have also been optimized and it is easy to see into the wheel arches.

All-round visibility: to the front, side …

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The models in the 500 Vario series offer outstanding all-round visibility. The front window and right window panes are available in a one-piece version as standard for an optimum view to mounted implements. A version with an opening front windscreen and right door is also available.

… and rear

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The cockpit is positioned in the cab in such a way as to optimize visibility to the front and rear. The components at the front and rear are also fitted in such a way that they do not impair visibility. For example, the hydraulic control block for the rear valves is positioned on the right-hand side, under the cab. Furthermore, the window dips down low, which permits an excellent view to the lower link hooks and the linkage.

Pivoting multi-function display

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The dashboard, i.e. the multi-function armrest, pivots along with the steering wheel, when it is adjusted. It is therefore always in the best ergonomic position for the driver and always in full view.

Many storage options

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You will find many storage spaces and stowage compartments in a Fendt cab so that everything has its own place, for example, there are three stretch nets and storage compartments around the driver seat as well as a bottle holder.

Handle on the rear window

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A special feature of the 500 Vario is the vertical handle in the rear window, which is always within reach.

Opaque roller shade

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The opaque roller shade in the front serves as a glare shield when the sun shines low. What's special: It is tailored to the curved shape of the front windscreen and covers the complete width of the window. Furthermore, it holds in any position and disappears completely in the roof liner when it is no longer needed.

Windscreen wipers with intermittent wipe function

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The segment wipers can be set to intervals, like in passenger cars, and clean the front window reliably. The exclusive parallel wiper offers optimum wiping characteristics. The spray nozzles, which are located on the wiper arm, ensure that the front and rear windows are well-cleaned.

Integral cable lead-through

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Fendt offers a clever solution for cables that run from the rear of the tractor into the cab. Cables can be guided through the lead-through, no matter what kind of cross section they have. The rear window can be closed, so dust, dirt, water and noise stay outside.

Fendt Variotronic with the ONE-terminal strategy

Control via keys or touch

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You can easily change menu settings in the Varioterminal by either touching the screen or pushing the navigation buttons. You can navigate through the menus using either the keys or the touchscreen. The tractor controls on both terminals are identical.

Custom settings

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The functions for the implement control and headland management can be assigned to the multifunction joystick as desired, if the implement supports this feature. Operators can find the perfect operating ergonomics for the operation at hand. In general, settings for up to 25 implements can be saved.

ISOBUS implement control

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The ISOBUS implement control is perfectly integrated in the 7" and 10.4" Varioterminals (not on Power version). The implement is controlled with the terminal and joystick (if supported by implement), an additional terminal is not required.

VarioGuide automatic steering

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With VarioGuide, operators can concentrate fully on the implement. That increases performance and has a positive impact on the overall quality of work, even in poor visibility conditions. In addition to the US GPS satellites, VarioGuide, which is operated with the Varioterminal, is capable of using the Russian GLONASS satellite system and is also ready for use with the planned European Galileo system. The parallel use of several systems guarantees that the automatic steering system is highly reliable.

Integral antenna optimally protected in roof

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The antenna unit can be easily transferred between pre-equipped machines in a matter of minutes. The individual components, such as the antenna, receiver and roll bias compensation unit are accommodated in a compact housing unit and fully integrated in the roof. The antenna is therefore optimally protected against external influences such as blows from branches.

Documentation VarioDoc

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VarioDoc enables wireless data transfer from the Varioterminal to the field database. There is no need to read out data, such as field name and current crop, inputs used and quantity, operator, etc., onto a storage medium. VarioDoc Pro continually records position and machine data and data transfer is possible via mobile network.

Mounting areas: versatility with an overview

Load relief front linkage control

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The comfort front linkage on the 500 Vario has optional load relief control. It allows the weight of the implement to be transferred to the tractor over a defined pressure. The pressure can be readjusted during operation. This is especially advantageous for winter operations or with a mower or mulcher, because the weight is shifted to the front axle, which improves steering performance.

Linkage integrated in front

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The front linkage has been designed to be an integral part of the compact vehicle. It therefore provides secure and stable guidance of front implements.

DCUP/CUP couplings

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Both the DCUP and CUP couplings permit the hydraulic valves to be coupled under pressure; mounting and removing implements is easy. The self-closing valve flaps offer secure protection against contamination through dirt or water.

PTO with the right "turn"

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The PTO has outstanding efficiency, since power to the PTO stub flows through a direct drive line from the Vario transmission. At the same time, the rated speeds 540 and 1,000 rpm are already attained at an engine speed below 2,000 rpm, which has a positive effect on lowering fuel consumption.

External controls

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The Fendt Varios have external controls for the linkage and rear PTO. Rear implements are easy to mount. The engine speed can be increased via TMS and the desired PTO speed can be targeted. You save yourself unnecessary steps, for example, when starting suction for the slurry.

Lighting at its best

Best illumination

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The light arrangement in the 500 Vario is unique – the work lights are "cross-eyed". This completely prevents all shadows and reflections so operators profit from an optimally illuminated field of vision.

Corner lights

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The corner lights illuminate the entire wheel arch in the front. This gives you an excellent view to the track at night.

Coming home light

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Get back home safely: The integrated coming home light permits operators to climb down from the tractor safely, even in the dark. The headlights continue to shine after the tractor has been switched off.

Clever controls

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The lighting is easily set and adjusted thanks to its straightforward layout. With the smart one-button system, all previously set work lights can be switched on easily and quickly with just one touch of a button in the membrane keypad.

Optimized interior lighting

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The interior lighting in the 500 Vario is perfectly designed for the important areas. An LED light illuminates the entire entry area. The right armrest with the control elements is also illuminated with a suitably positioned LED light. The ambient lighting is ideal, if dimmed light is desired.

Compact vehicle design with the best driving characteristics

Perfect suspension design

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The design of the suspension on the 500 Vario enables maximum ride comfort in the field and on the road. The combination of front axle suspension, cab suspension and seat suspension was adopted from the high-horsepower tractors – they provide a driving sensation on par with passenger cars.

VarioActive superimposed steering system

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With the VarioActive superimposed steering system, a stronger steering ratio can be activated. It adapts itself to the steering movement and ground speed. This increases operating comfort for front loader work in tight farmyards or at the headlands.

Hinged front window

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On the Fendt 500 Vario it is possible to open the front windscreen when the front loader is fully raised.

Engine and transmission: Perfectly coordinated for maximum economy

Individual driving mode

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The driving mode can be individually and freely selected depending on the area of application. Operators can select the pedal mode and control the speed of the tractor with their foot. The alternative is joystick control with up to four different acceleration rates.

TMS and automatic load limit control

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On a Fendt Vario, automated functions optimize driving. The Tractor Management System TMS controls the engine speed and transmission ratio to ensure as low a fuel consumption as possible. With the automatic maximum output control, the engine load is adapted to the particular operation.

Fuel consumption indicator

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The 500 Vario is equipped with a fuel consumption indicator. These not only monitor the current consumption, but also log the consumption for different operations. Furthermore, it assists the operator in maintaining an efficient driving style.

Powerful cooling system

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The compact cooler unit is very easy to access and can be easily cleaned thanks to the large spaces between the radiators and the flat floor. The smart heat exchanger design lowers hydraulic and transmission oil temperatures, which has a positive effect on the efficiency and lifetime of the tractor.

Easy access to engine compartment

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The engine compartment is very easy to access, even when the front loader mounting parts are attached. The one-piece bonnet with two separate side panels can be opened without tools. Maintenance and inspection are completed quickly.

Trennlinie: Overall profitability

Overall profitability - Leaders drive Fendt

Overall profitability distinguishes the entire product line of the premium brand Fendt. The efficiency of the products guarantees the best cost-effectiveness per hectare. In combination with the extremely high retention of value of a Fendt, you also get an unbeatable resale value at the end of your tractor’s service life. As a trendsetter, Fendt continually sets important new standards and installs technology that continues to be in demand in the future. Add to that the high quality, which stands for operational reliability and a long life. The total is a retention of value that only Fendt can offer you.

Certified quality

We achieve a constant, excellent premium quality through first-class workmanship and use high-grade materials for all components. In the development phase, the tractors undergo comprehensive testing, with up to 10,000 engine hours under the toughest conditions, to thoroughly test the durability of components. In series production, Fendt relies on comprehensive testing processes to ensure that each individual tractor leaves the factory with the highest quality.

  • Certified quality

    We achieve a constant, excellent premium quality through first-class workmanship and use high-grade materials for all components. In the development phase, the tractors undergo comprehensive testing, with up to 10,000 engine hours under the toughest conditions, to thoroughly test the durability of components. In series production, Fendt relies on comprehensive testing processes to ensure that each individual tractor leaves the factory with the highest quality.

  • More freedom for investments

    Tailor-made financing from AGCO FINANCE and the customised service package: A custom financing package with attractive conditions and flexible terms offers you an ideal opportunity to match your investment to the needs of your farm or business. With a Fendt Service Package, you also have servicing and repair costs under control. When purchasing your tractor, you can already plan the prescribed service work based on attractive fixed prices – with the Service or comprehensive ProService package.

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  • Efficiency – for our customers’ success

    Efficiency is the recipe for successful financial management in agriculture. We make no compromises when it comes to efficiency, because our objective is to be the leader for cost-effectiveness per hectare and kilometre. The very best technology is just good enough here, for example, as is found in our tractors: the highly efficient Vario drive train and the fuel-saving SCR technology in combination with TMS..

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  • We offer more – join us!

    Fendt not only offers high-quality products with cutting-edge technology, but also assists you in getting the most out of your Vario. With the help of our Fendt driver training Fendt Expert, you can further optimise profitability and learn to make all the settings and adjustments to drive at an absolute optimum in different operations.

Trennlinie: Awards

Award-winning innovations

The 500 Vario is full of ingenious innovations, which have already received international awards.

Machine of the Year 2014

The AGCO/Fendt Team was pleased to receive the “Machine of the Year” award at the official awards ceremony. “When selecting our award winners, we paid special attention to practicability,” explained Detlef Steinert, Editor in Chief of the dlz agrarmagazin, in his welcoming words at the awards ceremony. The 500 Vario is convincing in its overall design concept, with optimal ergonomics and cutting-edge, highly efficient technologies. The Variotronic and Varioterminal, VarioGuide and VarioDoc documentation, are only a few of the features with which Fendt sets standards in the power class from 125 to 165 hp.

Fendt CargoProfi

Fendt presents the CargoProfi front loader at the AGRITECHNICA 2011. The Profi loader is based on the tried and proven Cargo front loader. Sensors installed in the 5X arm allow completely new features to be realised. Innovations, such as the weighing and memo functions, make work with the front loader even easier and enormously increase efficiency. The jury gave these developments a silver medal.

  • AE50 Award in the USA

    The Fendt 500 Vario series received an AE50 Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). This award celebrates product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food and biological systems.

  • Fendt CargoProfi

    Fendt presents the CargoProfi front loader at the AGRITECHNICA 2011. The Profi loader is based on the tried and proven Cargo front loader. Sensors installed in the 5X arm allow completely new features to be realised. Innovations, such as the weighing and memo functions, make work with the front loader even easier and enormously increase efficiency. The jury gave these developments a silver medal.

  • Load relief control for front linkage

    A silver medal went to another innovation from Fendt. The load relief control for the front linkage promises optimum adaptation to ground contours. It transfers part of the weight of contour-hugging implements to the tractor. Relief springs are therefore no longer required during mowing operations. Active detection of uneven ground with the aid of a position sensor on the front linkage permits dynamic adjustment to changing ground contours.

  • Best in Test Variotronic

    “Fendt has succeeded in clearly arranging a large number of functions on the armrest. The monitor sets standards with its menu navigation.”, topagrar tractor comparison “Operating Concepts” 01/2011, tested on an 828 Vario.

  • New Machinery Introduction Award – FTMA Ireland

    The Fendt 500 Vario received the Most Innovative New Product of the Year Award at the “Irish Farm Machinery Show”, which was held at the racetrack in Punchestown in February 2013. The 500 Vario series unites the leading Fendt exhaust technology, the well-known Vario transmission, low fuel consumption and the Variotronic system to enable more efficient operations, even in the medium output class.

  • The “Best Machine of the Year” in Slovakia

    The newest Fendt series, the 500 Vario, was chosen “MOST INNOVATIVE MACHINE OF THE YEAR 2012/2013” at the international agricultural trade fair AGROSALON 2013 in Nitra. The readers of the Slovakian trade magazine “Modern Mechanisation” chose the 500 Vario as the best amongst 12 different manufacturers..