Fendt hooks into tedder market

Since AGCO’s purchase of the Lely grassland business there has been a question mark over the future of products such as the mowers, rakes and tedders. But at the pre-Agritechnica press launch in Marktoberdorf this week, Fendt announced it will be reintroducing three Lotus models.

by Mervyn Bailey

2 Jul 2019

Martin Hamer from Fendt UK and Ireland says they are focusing on the most popular models with the mounted 770 and trailed 1020 and 1250, but didn’t rule out other widths if there is sufficient demand and capacity at the factory. The Lotus will be offered alongside the Fella derived Twister. Like the mowers and rakes the Lotus will be made at Feucht in Germany since AGCO did not purchase the Lely factory in the Netherlands.

As before the Lotus 770 is a six-rotor machine, each with six tine arms while the 1020 and 1250 are eight and 10 rotor and have seven arms per rotor. One of the key differences to many other tedders on the market is the use of the hook tine which is said to be especially beneficial in wetter, heavier crops.

The Lotus models will also be sold under the Massey Ferguson banner.