Said to be the first fully electric tractor to offer more than 60hp, the Fendt e107 Vario has a width of just 1.07m and a height of 2.45m for work in vineyards and orchards. With a battery capacity of 100kWh, the unit offers a working range of between four and seven hours during light duties.
It offers three driving modes, which can be chosen to suit the operation. Eco mode sets the output to around 68hp, while Dynamic mode increases this to 75hp and Dynamic+ provides up to 90hp for brief periods time during the most intensive operations. DC fast charging is available, taking the unit from 20% up to 80% in just 45 minutes. However, as fast chargers have not been widely adopted on farms, the tractor is provided with an automotive style CCS2 socket, enabling the use of commercially available wall boxes, or charging stations. It can also be charged through a 32A industrial socket with a mobile charger, enabling the e107 to be charged in five hours. Fendt also announced that it is working on a range extender prototype.
As Sustainable ToTY also looks at the technology available in the tractor, the jury highlighted the FendtONE architecture included in the machine. As standard it features a multifunction joystick, a ten-inch digital dashboard and a twelve-inch terminal. Options include the Fendt Guide guidance system, automatic section control and variable rate, as well as the 3L joystick for three additional layers of fingertip control.
Using the FendtONE system on-board information is automatically synced with the farm office. The offboard functionality has been updated to provide specific information for the electric driveline, including battery charge levels and charging power – as it would fuel levels in the diesel powered models.
The e107 Vario is now available to order, with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2024. For more information go to www.fendt.co.uk