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The specialists of Tyumen branch office of AgroCentreZakharovo know full well that demo shows provide the clients with the unique opportunity to gain insight into the workings of farming machinery, evaluate its performance in the field, and get their questions answered by the service engineers.

The Fendt 1050 Vario tractor is revolutionary: it combines high power with record-breakingly efficient fuel consumption. The demo show of the global novelty took place on the premises of Yasen-Agro farming enterprise (Pokrovskoye village, Yarkovo district, Tyumen oblast).

‘The Fendt 1050 Vario is the first machine of classic design — with an adjustable front axle and different-size wheels — that has a power output of 400 hp. For high-horsepower tractors, in particular, the design benefits of a standard tractor really count’, says Ivan Potanin, Head of Tyumen branch office of AgroCentreZakharovo. ‘Generally, the engine power varies from 398 to 517 hp across the model range.’

All components, from the engine to the stepless transmission, were designed specifically for dependable power during demanding operations and coordinated for high-power transmission with the lowest consumption.

The model features the unique Concentric Air System (CAS) which is based on the innovative Voith fan reducing fuel consumption of the cooling system. The Voith fan is decoupled from the engine speed by its own hydraulic motor and thus always provides the cooling capacity required. Besides, the tractor is equipped with the Fendt Vario Drive transmission, which ensures stepless, dynamic driving with plenty of pulling power for speeds from 0.02 to 55 km/h. The gearbox drives the front axle independently, eliminating drag losses in the drive train, improving traction, extending the service life of the tyres, and minimising the wear of transmission parts.

‘During turns at the speed of up to 25 km/h, the drive train delivers extra power to the front axle, which actively pulls the tractor into the curve and reduces the turning radius’, says Ivan Potanin. ‘The Fendt 1050 is therefore highly agile.’

The Horsch Tiger 4 MT cultivator was also showcased during the demo show. The farmers could see for themselves what an excellent job of harvest residue cutting the serrated discs did simultaneously with primary tillage.

‘The benefits of the Horsch Tiger 4 MT cultivator include a simple design and a heavy-duty frame’, says Ivan Potanin. ‘The heavy, two-row DiscSystem with a disc diameter of 68 cm ensures reliable cutting and incorporation of stubble, deep loosening of soil up to 35 cm working depth, and uniform consolidation with tyre packer — all in a single pass.’

The fuel consumption of the Fendt 1050 Vario tractor in combination with the Horsch Tiger 4 MT cultivator when working the soil to the maximum depth in the most adverse conditions is a mere 18 litres/ hectare. Besides, the Horsch Tiger 4 MT cultivator produces a perfect seed bed in both wet conditions, thanks to independent disc mounting on different shanks, and dry conditions — due to the mechanic overload protection device. The Fendt machinery has been used at Yasen-Agro farming enterprise for quite a while now, and the owners are satisfied with its performance.

‘Our fleet includes both a Fendt 933 Vario and a Fendt 936 Vario machines’, says Victor Mikrukh, Chief Engineer of Yasen-Agro. ‘The tractors are very powerful and reliable. We use them virtually year-round. Also, we have a Horsch Sprinter 6 STsowing combination. It is suitable for sowing operations in all major crops, which is a big advantage.’