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AGCO takes Fendt to the Brazilian market

AGCO launched the award-winning Fendt 1000 Vario in Brazil and adds Solinftec to its Farm Solutions.

AGCO brings Germany’s Fendt to Brazil, betting on technology to boost productivity in the field. Fendt arrives in the country with an investment of € 35 million, 3 product lines and a division located in the municipality of Sorriso, Mato Grosso.

The operation was installed in the central region of the country taking into account the demands made by farmers. “The Brazilian farmers want the plant as nearby as possible, in order to have te best technical assistance and parts availability,” says José Galli, Fendt’s business director in South America.

Fendt tractors and equipment will be imported directly from Germany. The Mato Grosso division will serve as a business model, which is later be expanded to other locations in the country.

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Fendt 1000 Vario

At the Agrishow 2019 in Ribeirão Preto in the state of São Paulo, AGCO launched the award-winning Fendt 1000 Vario onto the Brazilian tractor market. The 1000 Vario line was specifically designed to deliver a powerful 4-wheel drive tractor to the global market.

Launched in 2015 in Europe, the machines have won awards in more than 6 different countries on that continent. In addition to the awards for technical innovations, the Fendt 1000 Vario line has also won design awards. In Munich, Germany, it received the renowned iF DESIGN AWARD Gold 2016 for its ‘well-thought-out design’ as the jury defined. It also received another German recognition, the Red Dot for Product Design 2016, thanks to the successful integration between functionality and design.

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The 1000 tractor is equipped with a 12.4-litre MAN engine, which delivers its maximum torque between 1.100 and 1.500 rpm. - Photos: AGCO
The 1000 tractor is equipped with a 12.4-litre MAN engine, which delivers its maximum torque between 1.100 and 1.500 rpm. - Photos: AGCO

517 hp 12.4-litre MAN engine

In Brazil, in 2019, the tractors of the Fendt 1000 Vario line will be sold under the Fendt 1050 Vario version with 517 hp. The 1000 tractor is equipped with a 12.4-litre MAN engine, which delivers its maximum torque between 1.100 and 1.500 rpm. “This assembly makes the Fendt 1000 Vario the most efficient and versatile high-power tractor, always operating with the highest engine power available at the lowest rpm. It’s a 500-hp tractor with the fuel consumption of a 400-hp”, said José Galli.

CVT

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) operates separately on the front and rear axles, which makes the Fendt 1000 Vario “the smoothest line of tractors ever sold in Brazil,” according to the manufacturer.

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"With the powerful MAN engine and the VarioDrive transmission, Fendt 1000 Vario tractors "are an intelligent solution for different power needs in the most varied operations: tillage, planting, transferring grains or cane," says AGCO.
"With the powerful MAN engine and the VarioDrive transmission, Fendt 1000 Vario tractors "are an intelligent solution for different power needs in the most varied operations: tillage, planting, transferring grains or cane," says AGCO.

The Fendt 1000 Vario line also features the smallest turning circle on the market, being 1.5 m smaller than the turning circle of other tractors available on the Brazilian market today. With the powerful MAN engine and the VarioDrive transmission, Fendt 1000 Vario tractors “are an intelligent solution for different power needs in the most varied operations: tillage, planting, transferring grains or cane.”

Solinftec added to Farm Solutions

AGCO also announced the addition of Solinftec to its agronomic solutions package called Farm Solutions. The announcement builds on the recent launch of Farm Solutions in South America, which included new partners Tecgraf and InCeres. The expanding product and service package is a direct result of AGCO’s Fuse open strategy, bringing solutions to the market that can be integrated with other technologies and partners.

“InCeres, Tecgraf and Solinftec each add knowledge and experience in solutions designed to provide control, efficiency and consistency at each stage of the crop cycle. These partnerships focus on improving the performance and precision of the specified crops, with data analysis for controlled traffic planning, sustainable soil management solutions and management of connected operations on a single platform, using the data collected to improve efficiency of the operation. The Farm Solutions offerings enhance the benefits of AGCO technologies such as the Auto-Guide 3000, Fieldstar II yield monitor, and variable-rate seed and fertiliser application control systems,” says AGCO.

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The Farm Solutions program is designed to assist farmers in the process of transitioning to digital farming, which requires the collection of information on all processes in the field in real time.
The Farm Solutions program is designed to assist farmers in the process of transitioning to digital farming, which requires the collection of information on all processes in the field in real time.

Transitioning to digital farming

“The Farm Solutions program is designed to assist farmers in the process of transitioning to digital farming, which requires the collection of information on all processes in the field in real time. Our intention is to offer a consolidated service platform that enables farmers to make wiser and faster decisions, guaranteeing machine efficiency and increased profitability in the field,” says Niumar Aurélio, Marketing supervisor for Fuse South America.

Also read: Solinftec solutions available for AGCO customers

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