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The seventh generation for the Fendt 700 Vario

by Federico Valentini
October - November 2022 | Back

Now in its seventh generation, the new Fendt 700 Vario series (five models: 720 Vario, 722 Vario, 724 Vario, 726 Vario and 728 Vario) covers a power range of 203 to 283 hp (147 to 206 kW) according to ECE R120. The additional power concept Fendt Dynamic Performance (DP) releases up to 20 more horsepower in the Fendt 728 Vario DP. This gives the top model a maximum output of 303 horsepower. Thanks to the 6-cylinder Agco Power engine with a displacement of 7.5. Exhaust gas after-treatment is via diesel oxidation catalyser (DOC), diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) without exhaust gas recirculation. In Europe, the tractor is in line with Stage V. Intelligent all-wheel-drive management is one of the advantages of Fendt VarioDrive. The drive train eliminates the need for a range change when moving from the field to the road. It drives the front and rear axles as required and distributes the power dynamically. All components, such as the engine, gears, hydraulics and cooling system, have been designed according to the so-called 'high torque-low engine speed' principle. Thanks to this solution, the Fendt 700 Vario achieves high torque even at low engine speeds and saves fuel. The rated speed is only 1,700 rpm. Within the main working range, the speed is 1,400 to 1,700 rpm. The new Fendt 726 and 728 Vario reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h already at 1,450 rpm. At 50 km/h, the engine speed is 1,200 rpm, and at 40 km/h it is only 950 rpm. The maximum torque of 1,450 Nm of the top model Fendt 728 Vario is reached at only 1,300 rpm and guarantees high traction force and acceleration with minimal specific fuel consumption. The ventilation and cooling system is the Concentric Air System (CAS), already familiar from the Fendt 1000 Vario, and has been consistently designed for low engine speeds, a compact design and fuel efficiency. It is driven by a hydraulic motor and is therefore decoupled from the engine speed. The system is flexibly controlled as required and operates quietly and efficiently.

The compact cooling package allows optimal manoeuvrability, which is combined with particular efficiency. Innovative high-performance fan technology pushes cooler air into the cooling package. Therefore, fewer fan revolutions and up to 40 per cent less drive power are required compared to conventional ventilation and cooling systems, the manufacturer explains. This power is therefore available for driving in the field or on the road. The diameter of only 56 cm results in a slim and clean bonnet design. This allows for a wide wheel steering angle of 52 degrees. The optional top speed of 60 km/h at only 1,450 rpm, a comprehensive chassis and safety concept, and numerous rear hitch options make the Fendt 700 Vario particularly suitable for transport. Safety features include a dual-circuit brake, the Fendt Reaction, as well as a brake light and deceleration assistant and the Fendt Stability Control (FSC). At speeds above 25 km/h, the FSC reduces lateral tilting and minimises roll movements. This increases cornering safety and driving comfort. A delivery capacity of up to 220 l, a modular design that allows the use of standard or more efficient FFC flat-face, leak-free hydraulic couplings and up to five rear, up to two front and up to three central couplings (dedicated to the front loader) are the hallmarks of the high-performance hydraulics on the Fendt 700 Vario. The new rear linkage relief control shifts the weight of the implement proportionally to the rear axle of the tractor, thereby increasing traction and improving the work result. Special Fendt Care packages are available for the seventh-generation Fendt 700 Vario. These include comprehensive manufacturer's coverage for up to 8 years or 8,000 operating hours for the entire vehicle and original Fendt accessories.


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