Two new models are added to Fendt's forage harvester fleet
Fendt is extending its forage harvester fleet with the addition of two new models – the 850hp Katana 85 and 500hp Katana 50, launched at Agritechnica last week.
The 850hp Fendt Katana 85 is powered by a 21 litre, V12 MTU engine, with a larger radiator than the Katana 65 for extra cooling capacity. Developed along the same lines as the smaller Fendt Katana 65 forage harvester, the new machine is also equipped with a 720mm diameter cutting cylinder – the largest currently available on the market.
Fendt also continues with its strategy for the V-Cracker that employs individual V-shaped meshing discs on two parallel-running rollers, which provides twice the cracking length than that available from conventional rollers.
Meshing the discs together produces different speeds on their inside and outside, which results in highly efficient and thorough cracking of maize kernels. The discs can be replaced if necessary. Fendt claims a big advantage provided by its system is the ability to quickly change between grass and maize, and vice versa.
After activating the system on the Varioterminal, the V-Cracker is the quickly rotated back behind the discharge blower, electro-hydraulically and at the touch of a button in the maintenance area. At the same time, the grass chute is brought into position.
The Visio5 cab, developed specifically for the Fendt forage harvester, includes the familiar integrated 10.4in Varioterminal and joystick operating systemas found on Fendt Vario tractors and the Katana 65.
The cab's large glass area offers an unobstructed view to the header, as well as the intake and discharge areas, which eases operation and adjustment, providing operators with a perfect view in all directions.