Launched earlier this year, the latest generation of the Fendt 700 Vario is topped out by the 728. It is powered by the same AGCO Power engine used across the five-model range but with the added bonus of the DynamicPerformance system – an intelligent boost which takes the 728 from 283hp up to 303hp, even when the machine is stationary.
The engine has been optimised to run to Fendt’s iD low-speed concept, with a rated engine speed of 1,700rpm and a maximum torque level of 1,450Nm available from 1,200rpm up to 1,400rpm.
Power is put to the ground via Fendt’s VarioDrive transmission, brought down from the 1000 and 900 Series. This uses separate hydraulic motors for the front and rear axles, distributing power with an intelligent, automatic all-wheel drive to ensure maximum traction.
The system enables a pull-in effect on the front axle, reducing the turning circle on headlands or in narrow areas. Another key feature is that the front hydromotor decouples over 25kph, significantly reducing fuel consumption and engine speed on the road – the unit can reach 60kph at just 1,450rpm.
A closed-centre, load-sensing hydraulic system has been fitted, offering 165 litres per minute as standard, with 220 litres available on Profi and Profi+ models. Notably, the company has integrated flat-face couplers into the rear, enabling coupling under pressure and reduced dirt ingress. The rear lift has a capacity of 11,050kg, with 5,300kg available at the front.
In the cabin, the FendtONE onboard/offboard system has been fitted, with two or three digital displays, configurable keys across the levers and armrest and a standardised, wireless task management system that works both in the cab and in the office. This is in addition to the wide range of Fendt precision farming systems that are available across the range.