Tractor of the Year 2020
Winner of the Tractor of the Year 2020 award was the Fendt 942 Vario. The new 942 series for the first time reaches more than 400 hp (298.3 kW). This model impressed the jury also for the level of connectivity it offers which permits full remote control of several functions.
It includes an optimized MAN 9 L engine which is based on a low-regime concept (Fendt ID) that delivers high power performance at a low rpm. In this way the engine smoothly works at a specific max torque level at a minimum consumption level.
The innovative hydraulic system includes two separated high-flow circuits, while the VarioDrive Transmission splits and delivers the torque to the two axles for optimized traction in the field and on the road.
Dana Inc.'s Spicer 980 independent suspended axle is featured on the Fendt 942 Vario tractor. Its front suspended axles deliver enhanced speed and operator comfort for compact tractor applications as well as tractors with increased performance requirements. Dana also offers independent suspension axles for open-field tractors up to 375 kW (500 hp).
"Tractor manufacturers are increasingly challenged to deliver vehicles that provide superior productivity and operator comfort while minimizing the environmental impact through high fuel efficiency and reduced soil compaction," says Aziz Aghili, President of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies. "The results of the 'Tractor of the Year 2020' competition demonstrate how Dana's advanced technologies are helping manufacturers strike a balance between often competing goals."