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First look: 7th-generation Fendt 700 Vario unveiled

Photos by Chris Torres Fendt Vario 700 tractor on display at the 2022 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa
OFFICIAL ROLLOUT: If you came to Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, you got the first chance to see the all-new seventh-generation Fendt 700 Vario. Plenty of lights — which are even visible on a bright, late-summer day — will be handy when working at night or driving the machine down the road.
The new tractor, which debuted at Farm Progress Show, comes in five models ranging from 200 to 280 hp.

Fendt is adding a seventh-generation 700 Vario tractor to its lineup. The announcement was made a few weeks ago, but people got a chance to see the new machine first at Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.

So, what does it look in person? Here are some highlights:

Sleek design and comfort. On the outside, the tractor looks great splashed with its distinctive Fendt nature green color. Plenty of lights — even visible on a bright, late-summer day — will be handy when working at night or driving the machine down the road.

It’s not an imposing machine, either. It’s easy to open the door, hop in and start doing some work. The cab is spacious. The seat is very comfortable — a leather seat option is available — and it’s fairly customizable. For example, you can create personalized seat profiles and activate them with one click when changing drivers.

With the push of a button you can easily change what you’re seeing on the various monitors to fit the job. There are two monitors that come standard — a 10-inch digital dashboard and a 12-inch terminal on the armrest — and an optional 12-inch roof monitor that can retract halfway into the roof liner. The monitors are powered by the company’s FendtOne operator interface, which made its debut in the generation six 700 Vario series tractors.

Fendt Vario 700 tractor on display at the 2022 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa

SLEEK DESIGN: On the outside, the tractor looks great splashed with its distinctive Fendt nature green color. Rear and front dual tires are now an option in this series, as well as VarioGrip, which already is available in Fendt’s larger tractors.

The seat itself has some added options, including heating and cooling, and the option of lumbar massage.

There’s plenty of cooler space if you know you’re going to be in the cab for a long day of work. That cooler space can also be heated, if you have something you need to keep warm.

The machines also come with Fendt TI Headland, which enables full automation of all headland sequences, from raising and lowering implements to turning the machine around.

Power and performance. The new machine is powered by a six-cylinder, 7.5-liter Agco engine that provides high torque at low RPM to boost fuel efficiency and provide a quieter drive.

There are five models available — 720 to 728 — ranging in horsepower from 200 to 280 hp, although the company claims it can achieve 20 hp more in the high-end 728 model. All models feature the Vario Drive CVT transmission.

Front dual tires are now an option in this series, as well as VarioGrip, which already is available in Fendt’s larger tractors. VarioGrip allows an operator to increase and decrease tire pressure when they get to the field, or must drive the tractor on the road.

Hydraulic capacity has been increased to a 58-gallon-per-minute flow rate. The system is completely independent and self-contained from other tractor functions. There are up to 10 valves available — five in the rear, three mid-mount and two in the front.

The machines also come with Fendt’s Fan and Concentric Air System — already on the 1000 series — with its own independent hydraulic drive. The system is automated according to demand.

A concentric pressure fan, positioned in the front of the machine, sucks in cool air and pushes it through the engine bay. The company claims this results in less drive power required and is 40% more economical than a conventional standard cooler in normal operation.

Find more information, including a dealer directory, visit fendt.com.

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