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Old 03-09-2014, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We at the present time run John Deere tractors and at present we have a 5065,5083,7230 and a 7430. My younger brother recently discovered the Fendt tractor at school and we went to look at some at a dealer not to far from us. They do look impressive and have a good warranty, Do any of you have a Fendt and can tell us if they are as good as they sound or do they have problems later on. When it comes time to replace one of the Deere's we might consider going over to Fendt and try one. Deere is a good tractor but our oldest one is only a 2007 hardly old enough for us to know. We still have grandfather's Massey Ferguson 165 here and it still does a full days work and if our Deere's can last that long we would be very happy. Thanks guys,hope someone can help us out.

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Anybody ran my tractors like that I would run over them with said tractors...

Fendts do seem to very interesting, I'd like to try one or two here also.
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No dealers even close to here that I know of but it would be interesting to see how they hold up in dairy use for us. I'm not sure how they're priced either but I would venture to guess they cost more?
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yeah, not that smart, but fit the conversation. lol Apparently this happened in southern Alberta.
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The price depends on how motivated your dealer is. When I was looking at adding more land, I was looking at prices on Case, Deere, Fendt, and Massey, whatever model corresponds to a 300hp FWA, with the 50kph transmission and full auto steer pretty much spec'd the same across the board. The massey and fendt dealers were the same place, and they would much rather sell a fendt. That said they were about $10,000 less than Deere and case was $5000 than The Fendt. The price difference Between the fendt and Massey was negligible. However I'm sure that if I dealt with a Massey only dealer, the price on the massey would have been $5-10,000 less than the case.

The guys who first started using the fendts locally are Dairy's. And it seems that once they start using them, they stay with them.
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We run two Fendt tractors,a 712 and a 930. The 712 is a 2001 model with 5-6000 hrs and never a stitch of trouble. The 930 we bought used at 3500 hrs and had some troubles with the lights but the dealer fixed them up. Love both tractors and would not consider anything but Fendt to replace them. We also have JD and Case tractors but the Fendt is by far the cheapest to maintain and run. Biggest problem we have is teaching new guys how to operate them.
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Thanks guys for your information on them.That JD 9 series being pulled around by that Fendt which i assume is also a 9 series was impressive,being the Deere had dual tires and the Fendt didn't. The only one on our farm we would need to keep away from it is our dad, he hates these new tractors run by computers
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The reason the Fendt will pull the dear is the difference between the powershift transmission and the Vario transmission.
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I personally have not driven a Fendt, my brother has and he says they will outwork any of our Deere's but then he was running a 924 Fendt, which is 240 Hp.Our biggest Deere is a 7430 which is about 75 HP lower then the Fendt. I do like the warranty on them and cabs are very will put together.
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