Fendt has launched a new electric tractor designed for use in vineyards, orchards and greenhouses. The battery powered e107 V Vario benefits from Fendt’s Vario transmission and the FendtONE operating system. The power unit produces 90 horsepower which enables it to reach up to 40km/h.
The 100kWh battery will power the e107 V for between 4 and 7 hours and it will charge from 20% to 80% in just 45 minutes. AGCO is already working on a ‘range extender’ to offer longer operating times in the future, however, the tractor already benefits from a foot switch that enables the tractor to regenerate and recycle power.
At just 1.07 metres wide and 2.45 metres high, the e107 is compact and is exceptionally quiet, and being electric it will appeal to operators looking to achieve carbon neutral or negative status and farms able to create electricity through wind, water, or AD.
The e107 V has three operating modes – Eco, Dynamic and Dynamic+. Eco is for lower power applications and Dynamic is for more power intensive work, with the + function only used to make additional power available for a limited period when the tractor is under strain. The battery also benefits from Fendt’s thermal management which prevents extreme temperatures affecting tractor performance.
Existing Fendt customers will be pleased to know that the e107 V is compatible with all current Fendt implements and there is both a front and rear PTO. There are three fully-fledged attachment spaces and up to six independent hydraulic valves in the centre, as well as four hydraulic valves in the rear.