31 May 2021

New Fendt 211... The special one

After several days of hard work with the new Fendt 211 Profi+ FendtONE Gen3, the greatest conclusion is that Fendt has outdone itself once again. The Fendt 211, one of the smallest tractors in this German brand's range, has a specification similar to that of any other model in the higher power series. It marks you once you have worked with him, especially for its great agility and smoothness.

We worked with the Fendt 211 a few days to carry out numerous tasks in the field: soil preparation, spraying in pulse vegetables crops and olive grove tasks with the Hardi Zaturn 2000 sprayer. In all these jobs, the tractor gets top marks. It is also remarkable the consumption of its 3-cylinder engine, since these engines have very low fuel consumption, but when heavy traction work is required, as usual, the consumption increases considerably. That was our feeling when we were working with the cultivator of 15 tines, although we did not analyse the consumption in detail. We think these cultivator is too big for this tractor.

The tractor has a lot of very interesting characteristics but the most important ones are: maximum speed at very low engine speed, stepless gearbox is very convenient for road and PTO work, tractor management is very easy and quick to learn thanks to the new FendtONE concept and the autoguiding system works very fine.

In terms of the technical features, these would be the most important ones:

  • Agco Power AP 33 AWI engine with 3.3 litres and 2 cylinders (Stage V).  
  • Maximum power: 114 HP. 
  • Maximum torque: 508 Nm at 1,600 r.p.m. 
  • Fuel tank capacity of 125 litres and 16 litres of adBlue.
  • New stepless gearbox Vario ML 75.
  • Maximum speed of 40 km/h at 1,550 r.p.m.
  • Mechanical cab suspension and front axle hydro-pneumatic suspension.
  • Lifting force rear of 4,200 kg (front lift of 2,540 kg).
  • PTO speed: 540/540E/1000.
  • Pump flow rate of 104 l/min (close centre with load sensing).
  • Wheelbase: 2,370 mm.    
  • Net Weight of 4,280 kg and effective load of 3,220 kg.
  • Steering radius of 4.2m.  

Even though we have already talked about the many strengths of the new Fendt 211, there are also some small details that we believe could be improved for future updates of the tractor. They are listed below:

  • The cab steps are anchored to the fuel tank. This idea is commonly used in many models and brands of tractors, but we don't like it, as the fuel tank suffers too much. 
  • The cab is very nice but it should be better finished on the inside. The front is uncovered and you can see the posters.
  • There are not many working lights, especially at the rear where there are only two.
  • Position and indicator lights are small and sometimes not visible.

In conclusion, it should be noted that this is a compact tractor with a large capacity and some very innovative functionalities for a machine in its range. But like everything in life there are small details that could be improved and we would be delighted to see these minor changes.

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