This spring we had a Fendt 209 Vario on demonstration and I, like the other guys on the farm, was very impressed with it … The only annoying thing we could find was the relatively high noise level in the cab (Heck, we’re getting used to it from our two NH TM190s anyway> :()
However, I have always seen Fendt tractors as the Rolls Royce of tractors, but I have no experience with the tractor to build it … I guess it is a common thought.
So I would be delighted if someone can come up with some common problems with the tractor (Fendt Vario) ..
What I mean is that we think the Range Command transmission on the 60 NH series is a common problem with them, as we have two 8560s, both of which have had the timing changes (?) Twice!
I hope my question is clear enough, that some of you will take the time to help me figure out, whether or not Fendt is the “best” tractor of all ….
As for common issues with Fendt, the first one that comes to mind is AGCO!
We have one 926 and two 818s.
I must admit that I haven’t noticed the noise in the cab, but I haven’t driven any other make of tractor in years.
We have not had any common problems with the 818, other than having to recalibrate one of them twice because it did not reach 50 km on the road.
Well anyway we found that there was a considerably higher noise level on our two NH TM190s (with suspended cab!) Compared to our older NH 8560 (without suspension!) ….
And we also came to the conclusion that there was quite a bit of noise on the Fendt as well compared to the old 8560 …
In any case, I have easily gotten used to the Fendt 209 transmission and the TMS. Especially when working with a combination of front and rear mowers … At the ends of the field, the TM190’s PowerCommand transmission is a very annoying gear shift> 🙁
Also, I think the Fendt headland management system is more useful than the system that NH has built into the TM series. You can only control the transmission, engine revs, and the 3-point hitch, but not the hydraulic valves.
It is not that useful, when you already have control of the 3-point hitch with your right thumb together with the gear lever …
But again thanks for the responses.