AGCO had plenty of reasons to celebrate at Agritechnica, not only was the Fendt 942 Vario named tractor of the year, the company also picked up best utility tractor for the Fendt 314 Vario along with two silver medals for machinery innovation.
Unveiled to the Australian market earlier this year at Gunnedah's AgQuip, the Fendt 942 Vario is the 6th generation of the companies popular 900 series.
Judges of the award commended the Fendt 942 Vario specifically for its telematic connectivity, MAN engine and its low-speed Fendt iD system which aims to manage torque and fuel consumption at low speeds.
Fendt product manager for Australia and New Zealand Donny Cloney said the company was incredibly proud of the achievement.
"To be recognised by such a well-respected and prestigious show reflects the outstanding engineering that was put into the development of this new generation of Fendt 900 tractors," he said.
Mr Cloney said the new Fendt 900 series had been showing impressive performance during a demonstration run across the Australia.
"These demonstration programs give us the best opportunity to show the potential of the range, there's nothing quite like taking a machine of this calibre out into the field and seeing the performance, efficiency and cost savings that this range delivers" he said.
AGCO and Fendt management board chairman Peter-Josef Paffen said the research and development engineers deserved praise for the award.
"It takes many years to develop new machines, with plenty of sweat and tears from our engineers," he said.
"The fact that today we take home two awards from an independent panel of judges is testament indeed to our Fendt employees."
The Fendt 314 Vario was recognised by the judges as the best utility tractor of the year, based on the machines versatility, with the judges specifically praising the machines power management system and connected cabin display.
AGCO also picked up two Agritechnica silver medals for innovation this year, the first for an automated tractor and implement control system, developed by Fendt in conjunction with implement manufacturer Braun.
The second was for the AGCO Ideal Drive steering system, integrated into the manufactures cross-platform Ideal harvesters.
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