30 November 2021

Soil preparation (III). Fendt 942 Vario

After a few autumn weeks, we continue with soil works before the sowing days. This time we went to Campo de San Pedro (Segovia) to see one of the giants of the field, the new Fendt 942 Vario Gen7 (7th generation of the 900 Series with Vario transmission). We were also able to see a very interesting implement, a Väderstad tine cultivator

If we talk about the new Fendt 942, we are able to write hundreds of lines to describe all the technology and features, but if we make a brief summary, we would like to highlight the specific ones: 

  • MAN engine of 9 litres and 415 HP (maximum power at 1,600 rpm) and maximum torque of 1,970 Nm at 1,450 rpm. 
  • Engine speed from 650 rpm to 1,700 rpm. 
  • 1,000 PTO at 1,280 rpm. 
  • New axles allow larger tyres (R44 rim on the rear tyres). 
  • Vario Drive transmission with variably distributes traction. 
  • Maximum authorised weight of 20,000 kg. 
  • Homologated maximum speed of 60 km/h (at 1,450 rpm) for countries that allow it. 
  • Vario Grip tyre inflation system integrated into the terminal. 
  • Hydraulic system up to 430 l/min (with two tandem pumps). 
  • New cab with FendtONE operator environment. 

Despite the fact that we only worked with the tractor for a few hours, our feelings were very positive. It is a real pleasure to work with, as you can automate almost everything: headland management, autoguidance, working speed, etc. We were able to work with the Väderstad tine cultivator at 12 km/h and the tractor really worked at around 1,200 rpm and the comfort in the driver's seat was absolute. 

In terms of transport, on the road or off-road, the feeling you get is that you are in an off-road car or even in one of the best saloon cars on the market because you have inside the cabin a great comfort... a real advantage for farmers who need (and can afford) such tractors.   

To conclude our review of the Fendt 942 Vario tractor, this tractor has verified every single capability we have read about - a tractor like this never disappoints. 

Versión en español.

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