A single operating concept for all Fendt machines.
Demands on farmers have been growing together with our population – these days, all farming operations need to be done accurately, quickly and efficiently. But there is a choice in how to do this: either conventionally or using Fendt Variotronic. This not only makes your work easier, but also opens up new potential for your farm. The following pages outline the potentials that Variotronic opens up for your business and how these can be utilised. Discover and benefit from the unique Fendt Variotronic operating concept – in each and every Fendt machine.
Commitment to progress is our tradition.
Fendt has always been one step ahead in agricultural technology: In the past, when the Fendt Dieselross tractor revolutionised farming. And in the future, with innovative, leading technologies to support farmers all over the world. Benefit from the Fendt advantage. Start reaping the Fendt Variotronic benefits today.
We are not only talking about Farming 4.0.
We take it straight to your fields.
Fendt is often mentioned in the very same breath as precision farming. Admittedly, the term Farming 4.0 was still unknown when the Fendt Variotronic was launched in 1998, but the underlying concept of taking strain off people and improving results through the intelligent use of machines held true even then. This is the goal we have always worked towards. And this is what we deliver successfully to your fields.
Fuse® Technologies – perfect harmony far beyond mere collaboration.
An operating philosophy. Seamless connectivity. Full integration. In Fendt machines featuring Variotronic, Fuse® Technologies ensure that these are not just visions, but daily practice. Fuse® is AGCO’s holistic electronics strategy, which helps reduce operating costs while increasing efficiency and profitability. Whether sowing, cultivating or harvesting – the seamless integration of all machines used creates an unbeatable team. Experience this new dimension of precision farming. And make your fleet more efficient than ever before.
Free software updates to keep your machine as current as on the day of purchase.
Fendt customers are always at the leading edge of
technology. This starts when you buy your Variotronic
machine and simply continues throughout your
machine’s service life,as we make newly developed
functions available to existing machines of current and
older model years (provided their hardware is compatible)
rather than restrict them to future models. We also
maintain reliability of use, efficacy and operating comfort
at consistently high levels.
Whether tractors, forage harvesters or combines: with Variotronic, you’re set.
The first-generation Fendt Variotronic revolutionised the operation of modern agricultural machinery as early as in 1997. It was the first system ever to combine all functions within a single hardware unit comprising a Varioterminal, multi-function joystick and armrest, making any additional joysticks and monitors superfluous. It has been so successful that Fendt Variotronic has become a core element across all key Fendt machines.Whether tractors, forage harvesters or combines: with Variotronic, you’ll never need or want to change.
All models from the 500 Vario and above feature a Variotronic armrest with outstanding full comfort and a consistent operating concept even in the entry-level Power variant. The Power variant comprises the Varioterminal 7”. (The image shows the 500 Vario and 700 Vario Power variants.)
The Variotronic armrest in Fendt combines has the same core structure as that in the 300 Vario to 1000 Vario tractor series. The joystick and other control elements are optimally adapted to the relevant requirements from an ergonomic perspective. Fendt combines are equipped with the 7” terminal, which implements the same operating concept as Vario tractors.
The Profi variant features all hydraulics controls and the Varioterminal 7” as standard. The Varioterminal 10.4” is available for the Profi variant as an option and forms part of the standard equipment in ProfiPlus models.
In the Fendt Katana, both armrest and joystick are the same as in Fendt combines, but control functions are specifically optimised.The Varioterminal 10.4” in the Fendt Katana and in Fendt Vario tractors follows the same operating concept.
The Varioterminal makes sure that you always keep a clear and full overview of all of your work, from tractor and implement controls through to camera functions, documentation and track guidance. his includes any time you move from your Fendt Vario tractor to your Fendt combine – both concept and controls remain the same: well thought-out, clearly organised and easy to use.The clarity of the layout remains outstanding, regardless of the individual equipment options used. You have a choice of the Varioterminal 7” or the Varioterminal 10.4”, depending on your needs. The joystick and armrest are optimally designed for the functions of the respective key machine.The Varioterminal makes sure that you always keep a clear and full overview of all of your work, from tractor and implement controls through to camera functions, documentation and track guidance. This includes any time you move from your Fendt Vario tractor to your Fendt combine – both concept and controls remain the same: well thought-out, clearly organised and easy to use. The clarity of the layout remains outstanding, regardless of the individual equipment options used. You have a choice of the Varioterminal 7” or the Varioterminal 10.4”, depending on your needs. The joystick and armrest are optimally designed for the functions of the respective key machine.
With both the 7” and the 10.4” Varioterminal, operators have the option of using either the touchscreen or navigation keys and a rotary control. The allocation of three of the four sections in the Varioterminal 10.4” can be customised.
The Varioterminal 10.4” is equipped with two camera connections at the rear of the armrest as standard. Camera images can be displayed individually or simultaneously. Alternatively, they can also be displayed in full-screen mode, just like other menus.
Both terminals feature a night mode. In this mode, the display colours are adjusted to ensure that operators do not suffer any glare from the terminal. This creates greater safety in road transport and much better operator comfort.
One camera image can be configured for the reversing camera. If this is done, the camera image automatically switches to full-screen mode as soon as the tractor reverses.
"So it makes operating the tractor very easy."
“60 – 80 euros saved per hectare”
Wilhelm Jaeger, manager of an arable farm
With the Fendt guidance and documentation systems,Wilhelm Jaeger saves costs effectively: “Less diesel, lower operator wages, less wear, fewer tractor hours – we are therefore certain that the system will pay off very quickly for us.” And: “If you save 10% of these costs each year, that amounts to 60 – 80 euros saved per hectare. ”An accurate guidance system increases quality: “I can concentrate on the quality of work done by the implement. We operate with an accuracy of 1–2 centimetres.” Wilhelm Jaeger’s conclusion: “That makes work apleasure!”
“With SectionControl, I have saved on plant protection products, fertilisers and seeds.”“
Heiner Müller, manager of an arable farm
SectionControl prevents duplicate treatments and maintains spacing exactly. At the headlands, SectionControl automatically switches the sections on and off: “I don’tneed to back up anymore at the headlands and we can plant using two machines at the same time,” says Heiner Müller. The track data can be transferred from tractor to tractor on site per USB stick.