FENDT GO ALL-ELECTRIC
MERLO has some exciting launches lined up for Agritechnica including important innovations in the Multifarmer Range with a complete new family member in the medium duty section. The new Multifarmer Medium Duty 34.7 and 34.9 are both available in three versions; a standard version; a CVT version; and a CVT version with cab suspension.
Due to the compact dimensions, the new 34.7 and 34.9 will be able to work in narrow spaces where bigger machines would be limited in moving around.
These models also have the Category 2 rear three-point linkage – 4,000kg of lifting capacity and a mechanical rear PTO. Thanks to the EPD now the operator is allowed to choose between three different working modes: heavy duty, speed control and self-accelerating joystick. AGCO Fendt have won a silver medal from Agritechnica for its world’s first all-electric tractor called the Fendt e100 Vario.
A compact tractor with 50 kW power output, e100 Vario can operate for up to five hours under normal operating conditions.
The tractor will be used for the first time in limited numbers in 2018 initially on selected farms and in local municipalities.
The energy source is a 650 V high-capacity lithium-ion battery with a capacity of around 100 kWh.
The battery is charged either with 400V and up to 22kW via a standard CEE outdoor socket, or by a supercharging option with direct voltage. With a standard CCS type 2 plug, the battery can be recharged up to 80 per cent in just 40 minutes.
In addition, energy can be recovered thanks to the use of an electric motor. The Fendt e100 Vario allows the use of conventional as well as electrified implements.