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MartinM 489002 367 A versatile Tractor indeed either
A versatile Tractor indeed
As promised more pics from my last summer job. I arrived on this farm and was not to impressed with Fendt tractors, although never driven one before. Cab to small, to light to do any "real" work, to complicated. This summer it was more or less "MY" tractor, only a few days when I wouldn't run it.
The good thing was, this tractor was the one doing all the different jobs. Do a little this, do a little that. That way it almost never got boring. But see for yourself.

Hauling home grain. The wheat was lodged very badly and the combine was unable to pick it all up. Especially as this is a rocky field.

Notice the houses in the backround with the traditional roof for northern Germany.
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Side view.

Darn, I left the door open. I hate it when that happens while taking pictures.

Big tyres on the trailer, little payload, came in really handy as this summer was very wet. We were not cutting big ruts that way.
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Waiting for the grain to dry, we started discing some stubble.
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Hauling grain again. This time the cart would gather the grain from the combine and dump it on the waiting trailers. My job was to exchange trailers fast enough not keep the combines waiting. 50 kph road speed and 260 hp are a big help. ;-)
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Cut the wheat after all and started to do some serious tillage, so better get the weight in the front attached.
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Ok, not all THAT serious tillage ;-)

The small ripper was used to rip up headlands and small or wet areas where the big one wouldn't go. You don't need the weight but it drives a lot smoother with it.
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From behind

Yeah I know, 260hp and a 3m ripper? Don't ask, I was feeling bad myself. But for doing headlands and so on, it was a nice combination. Missing a roller in the back, it leaves a fluffy surface which is not ideal for the following Vaderstad drill.

The field would be worked and drilled. The big ripper would then go another field and start working there. This one would do headlands to take some of the compaction out which was caused by turning around. Afterwards they would be drilled.
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On the sprayer. A good dose of round up will take out the canola which already came up. That way the slugs have nothing to eat also. The box in the front link carries some gear and chemicals. The sprayer is a 5000 litre Amazone with a 30 m boom, a very nice unit.
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Onto another odd job. This field was tiled and the ditches needed to be filled before any tillage could take place. Soooo we hooked the Fendt to yet another powersucking tool.......
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.... this massive blade :-D But what do you do, when this is your "small" tractor on the farm....

I like this shot because it just shows the different types of light during the day. This was early morning and the light is very pale.
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Ok we've fooled around log enough, better find some work to justify all those horses.
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A six furrow Lemken. Very nice combination which made ploughing a fun work to do.

Other than fields which were to be seeded with barley we ploughed this headland to fight compaction on this heavy ground. The ripper would not really penetrate the soil here, but the plough did flawlessly.
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To finish off this project we got the old powerharrow out of the hedge and I got to drill the headland :-D The field was rather big (60 ha) and it took me the best of one day to plough it and again almost one full day to drill it. The other drill was busy finishing another field, as rain was in the forecast. Just as both of us were finishing it started to pour down. What a nice day :-)
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In amongst the BIG boys. :-p Two Case Magnums made up the other part of the line up.
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You've seen this before?

Not quite. The back wheels both went flat within a couple of days so we put on these nice spraying tyres 18.4 something. The 620's before left some pretty good marks, but these? :-\ As there were only a couple of days left in the season anyway, it was not too bad.
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Last one. Just a nice view as the sun sets.

So did I get to like the Fendt after all?

Yes after having spent the better part of the two month on it, I can understand the hype that some people make about it. It doesn't have the most comfortable cab and it is small to work on, but the gearbox is easy to use and works great. For it's age it is a really nice tractor.

Feel free to ask.

Take care Martin
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A small kab? I don't get that. I mean, there's like just as much room as in the one of our 7600 and the G series of NH
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2 times I see:-P:-D
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hi MartinM.
In the third picture in the grid disks is that brand? Galucho? The color and shape gives me the idea.

thanks
Brás
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even the 620 tyres are way to small, i would say 600 front and 710 back, at least:-\
nice pictures though;-)
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nice pictures !
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Very nice photos & an interesting thread Martin :-)
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Thanks all for your comments.

@ Schizo: It's not like the cab is too small for me to fit into it, I'm just spoiled from the Magnums. I like the cab to be spacious. There were several things you start to like in a 8000 series or a Magnum and you miss in a Fendt. After all still better than say a 4955 but not up to industry standards, IMHO.

@Brás: Yes it's a Galucho. The disk is 6m/20ft wide and we pulled a vaderstad roller behind it. Extremly long when all folded up. :-D

@Gerbert: I know what you mean. The Magnums were equipped with all the rubber you can think of..... 750 for the front, 900 in the back and duals, too.......
But because of the different uses the Fendt had, especially ploughing, anything over 650 would have been too big.
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so whatelse on tractors was on that farm?
must be pretty big?
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a G series from NH...vriejt.
what has everyone got with the Gseries?its a 70 Genesis series from FORD
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