With the new Lotus, Fendt introduces a unique tedder for large and medium farms, perfect for preparing forage. The popular Twister tedder range is joined by a top-end fitted model, the Fendt Twister 11010 DN.
For the ultimate base forage, all Fendt Lotus models are equipped with Fendt performance tines. These tines are more flexible than conventional tines – the dragging tine position means the outer tine is always faster than the inner tine, which allows for a better ground adjustment. Performance tines also protect the sward from damage. The tine position and shape guarantee the best pick-up action for the mowed crop, to effectively turn even wet and heavy forage. The tine position also allows for particularly high working speeds. This means that the Fendt Lotus achieves up to 15% higher area output than tedders with traditional tines.
The special tine attachment with a changeable angle means you can easily adjust the drop distance. It can also be used to adjust the edging device. The tines at the outer rotor are placed in the innermost position for a clean field edge and a perfect distribution of the mower. If all the tines are placed in the innermost position, night swaths can also be generated at a slightly reduced speed – without an extra night swath drive.
The dragging tine position prevents an over aggressive acceleration of the mower. With a rotor speed of between 400 and 450 rpm, the Fendt Lotus is also extremely gentle on the harvested crop while still providing the acceleration needed for effective distribution. This is all thanks to the position of the double performance tines, the special angle of the tines and the steep position of the rotors – for huge acceleration and the best tedding action in its class.
With high running times, reliable technology and a long service life, the Fendt Lotus tedder is designed to be particularly stable. The frame construction is well thought-out, the joints are finished in cast, sturdy enclosures and the struts of the hoop guard design are extremely solid. The drive shafts are equipped with double cross-joints, so the tedder can rotate flexibly. The double cross-joints are completely maintenance-free. The large rotor plates with flat and extra strong tine arms not only offer the best power connection, but also increase the lifespan by a long way.
The fitted model Fendt Lotus 770 offers with a working width of 7.70 m and the Stabilo tracking device always keeps the tedder on track. There is no rocking when working in unfavourable mowing or field conditions. The tracking device also has an automatic locking system, which ensures a particularly high level of safety and stability during road transport. With a stable 3-point fitting, the Fendt Lotus is equipped with 4 pivot points and 2 connecting bars. Its trapezium design creates a virtual pivot point in the middle of the tractor. The Stabilo tracking system has a larger lever and effortlessly keeps the tedder on track. It also simplifies cornering and headland work. As well as its high stability, the frame is marked above all by its long service life and maintenance-friendly design.
The Fendt Lotus 770 comes equipped with hydraulic transport-mode conversion as standard.
Fendt Lotus 1020 T and 1250 T
The drawn Fendt Lotus 1020 T and 1250 T stand for impact power and performance Fendt claim – even in difficult conditions. With this in mind, the tedders are equipped with a solid drawbar to ensure smooth running and continuous tedding power. The fitted frame with a back-set pivot point also stabilises the driving behaviour and gives the Lotus a high level of manoeuvrability, thanks to the short frame length. The excellent tracking behaviour significantly increases operating and driving comfort. The drawn Lotus models even tackle turns with confidence.
With a working width of 10.20 m and 12.50 m respectively, the drawn Lotus tedders achieve the highest output while being gentle on the soil and harvested crops.