Product Focus: Fendt 936

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Queensland farmer Tom Gooding says his Fendts help save fuel while getting power to the ground

Product Focus: Fendt 936
Tom Gooding says the fuel economy of his Fendt 936 has been outstanding

 

Queensland cropping farmer Tom Gooding and his Fendt 936s are said to be working wonders out west.

Running two Fendt machines on his 1,416 hectare cropping property (sorghum, cotton, wheat, barley, mung beans and chickpeas) in Queensland’s west, Gooding can’t get enough of his Fendt machines, thanks to their transmission and fuel consumption.

"Planting is one of the most important jobs on any cropping farm, and when using our eight-row, 60" Maximerge planter for cotton, I have been able to get our fuel averages below 12l/h," Gooding says.

"With any of our previous tractors it was a struggle to get below 23 – 24 l/h," he adds.

Fuel economy aside, when you think of a Fendt tractor, you predominately think of two things; its power and its Vario transmission.

The patented and world famous Continuously Variable Transmission is found in 250,000 Fendt machines worldwide and Gooding says it’s the best transmission he’s used.

"I have tried many different step-less tractors but nothing comes close to the Fendt engine and transmission control and getting the power to the ground," he says.

"The Fendt transmission is completely step-less in the field so no break in traction or loss of power occurs in heavy work."

The comfort is also a bonus for Gooding.

"The independent front axle suspension and airbag cab suspension allow me to work at a higher speed on rough terrain than my previous tractor," he says

Fitted with 710/75R42 tyres for cotton application, Gooding says he is happy with the power he gets to the ground.

And as most farmers will tell you, it doesn’t matter what the tractor brand you have, you must have good service – and that’s certainly what Gooding believes.

His two Fendts were provided by Fendt dealer, B&B Machinery in Toowoomba.

"The service is excellent from B&B Machinery and they know the Fendt product inside out," he says.

 

 

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