A working demonstration of the Fendt 1050 tractor in combination with the Challenger 4511-11 deep soil cultivator has taken place in the fields of Olymskoy farming enterprise, Kastornoye district, Kursk oblast.

Local growers offered challenging testing conditions. The demonstration was held in two fields, one of which had not been cultivated for seven years, the other had soil resembling whipped cream after three harrow passes. The machinery coped with the tasks without any additional effort on the part of the operator due to the integrated functions enabling the tractor to adapt to working conditions automatically.

‘The 517-hp Fendt 1050 demonstrates excellent pulling capacity’, says Sergey Dorofeyev, Sales Manager of AgroCentreLiski.

‘It has an independent front axle suspension and an intelligent power control system, which eliminates power hopping.’

Optionally, it can be fitted with Fendt Grip Assistant tyre pressure adjustment system. All you need to do is type in the width of the implement and the ballasting weight, and the machine will automatically choose the optimum amount of grip. In case of power hopping, the intelligent drive system is engaged and a dedicated clutch redirects the oil flow onto the slipping axle.

The pneumatic cab suspension absorbs terrain contour irregularities and enhances operator comfort. Another advantage of the Fendt 1050 brought to limelight at the Field Day was the special Pull-in-Turn feature, which reduces the turning angle of the front wheels, thus increasing the machine’s manoeuvrability and achieving a tighter turning circle.

The Challenger 4511-11 deep soil cultivator works soil down to 31-36 cm deep. One of the advantages of the design is front disk positioning on separate bodies, which improves ground contour following.

‘Eleven bodies loosen the soil very well, especially in the places where the plough pan is approximately 30 cm deep. The implement breaks up soil lumps very efficiently’, says Sergey Dorofeyev. ‘And the rear disks put the mixed soil back onto the ground. To make the soil more level, the Challenger deep soil cultivator series can be fitted with a tine harrow and packer rollers which are indispensable in breaking up the lumps.’