Fendt e100 Vario trac­tor

Farms & Farm Machinery - - News -

AGCO brand Fendt has won a sil­ver medal from Agritech­nica for its world-first all-elec­tric trac­tor called the e100 Vario.

This model is an all-elec­tric com­pact trac­tor with 50kW power out­put, which can op­er­ate for up to five hours un­der nor­mal op­er­at­ing con­di­tions.

This trac­tor will be used for the first time in 2018 in lim­ited numbers.

The en­ergy source is a 650-volt high-ca­pac­ity lithium-ion bat­tery with a ca­pac­ity of around 100kWh. The bat­tery is charged ei­ther via a stan­dard CEE out­door socket or by a di­rect-volt­age su­per­charg­ing op­tion.

With a stan­dard plug, the bat­tery can be recharged up to 80 per cent in just 40 min­utes. In ad­di­tion, en­ergy can be re­cov­ered through an elec­tric mo­tor.

The Fendt e100 Vario al­lows the use of con­ven­tional as well as elec­tri­fied im­ple­ments. The elec­tric trac­tor is fit­ted with two AEF-com­pli­ant power in­ter­faces for elec­tri­cal equip­ment. A short-term boost of up to 150kW for the im­ple­ments can be pro­vided by the bat­tery.

A stan­dard PTO con­nec­tion is also avail­able, as well as the nor­mal hy­draulic sup­ply to im­ple­ments. There­fore, the Fendt e100 Vario can be used with ex­ist­ing equip­ment with no ad­di­tional caveats, but is also equipped to reap the ben­e­fits of us­ing elec­tri­cal im­ple­ments.

Pre­cise, dy­namic con­trol is en­abled thanks to the elec­tri­cal drive. The max­i­mum torque for the ground and PTO drives is sup­plied from a stand­ing start.

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