Three Things We Think Are Pretty Cool About This Tractor
16 Nov 234 min 11 sec

There is a lot to admire about this

Fendt 936 Vario

 that is being trialed at Miles Farms. We've pinpointed three specific elements that may not be main selling points in the brochure, but nonetheless caught our attention.

00:00 Hey, David Mason coming at you from Miles Farms, from McGee, Arkansas, where this Fent 9 36 Verio has been on trial for the last 30 days. 00:08 That's right. The Miles Brothers has been running this, putting it through its paces and I'm geeking out saying, Hey, what do I need to know about this? Three things you think that are pretty cool. 00:15 One of 'em starts with the hydraulics. Yeah, explain. Yeah. So really excited about this and this is every vent tractor, but every vent tractor has a separate transmission and hydraulic reservoir. 00:25 So what does that mean? Well, if these hoses fall on the ground, right. Not saying a farmer never cleans his hoses right. 00:31 But if for whatever reason didn't clean the connection, this is separate reservoir. So there's no possibility for cross-contamination. Yeah, 00:39 I know that growing up, every time that we were hooking up is, hey, make sure you wipe that out. But let's face it, 00:43 dirt dust gets in there because you're hooking up, re hooking up implements. Sometimes this happens. Why do I care? 00:48 It seems like the machinery still worked fine and I know there was dust and dirt that contaminated our hydraulics. 00:53 A teaspoon of dirt, A teaspoon of dirt and a 55 gallon drum of oil is considered contaminated. So with this, with this standard feature that we have on every F tractor, 01:02 this eliminates all that. We have separate reservoirs again for the transmission and the hydraulics. Got it. Okay. David, 01:07 let's move on to the front 'cause there's something pretty cool you wanna show me up there? Let's do 01:10 It. Alright, David, here we're at the front of the Fent 9 36. We got a front three point hitch, not something we used to see in the old days. 01:18 We're seeing it a little bit more, but still not very common. And it comes pretty much factory direct. Uh, why do I need this? 01:24 Yeah. So for, in this instance, we're using it for front ballast for weight to get more power to the ground. However, there's a lot of different options that you can use with this, 01:31 with a front PTO or the front three point hitch where we're able to do really two passes, uh, with, with, with one, one pass of the tractor. Yeah. I 01:38 Know that the dairy farmers will put a great big hay mower conditioner on the front of this and fly through the fields, 01:43 but here at Miles Farms they don't have the first field of alfalfa. How could they use this? 01:47 Yeah, so for this instance in here, uh, with cotton, uh, you know, there's certain things that we can do with cotton, 01:51 with hauling bales with the front and one with the back as well. Um, but then also maybe perhaps run a a, you know, 01:57 a with a harrow out the front as well. And then you've seen guys doing this where they're actually putting a hair on the front. Absolutely. Okay. Is there a weight capacity on this? 02:03 Is there something that, uh, is there a limiting factor? Yeah, if we're on this 900 series, uh, it's 12,000 pounds on the front. 02:09 Well that's Still plenty of cotton bales and plenty of hay mower condition. Alright, we've been to the back of the tractor waiting for the hydraulics. 02:14 We've been to the front of the tractor for the front end three point hitch. Now let's go to the middle of the tractor for item number three that I think is 02:20 pretty cool about this tractor. Yeah, let's go. Hey Lane, what's going on man? What's up? 02:29 Alright, so he's got an air, he's got an air hose in his hand, which we're gonna get to later. 02:33 But also you said something about the 30 day trial you've had with this tractor. You said Damien is comfortable. Talk to me. 02:39 Yeah, man, this thing's, this thing's really comfortable. I mean, as far as uh, riding, I mean it's real smooth. The, uh, the air ride cab, 02:47 air seat, I mean, probably one of the smoothest tractors I've ever driven. Uh, a chair's a chair seat to seat, you're sitting in a cab, a chair condition, 02:54 how bad can it be? And they're saying no, I'll tell you what, this one's a little more comfortable. Why? 02:58 Well, you know, it's all about the ride we got from front suspension, cap suspension, 03:01 of course the seat as well with the air condition and heat in that seat. And then of course the air as, as he was, as, 03:07 as he was showing where you're able to blow out that cab to help clean it out. It's something. So 03:10 There's an air hose up there that we just saw. He's out there blowing dust out of the thing. Uh, it seems pretty cool, but is it necessary? It's kinda like doing tri doing, doing tricycle uh, 03:19 wheelies. Is it really necessary? But then you say, I don't know, maybe it is Something different for us. I mean, we don't actually get, you know, 03:24 have that in what we're running right now. Uh, air hose in the cabs, more of a convenience, kinda like a big truck, 03:30 but just the air system in general brakes the ride. Uh, the, the hookups in the back, I mean, it's, it's a neat feature to have. 03:37 Does the air, David, besides the stuff that's going on in the cad, there's something in the back, something in the front. What do I need to know? 03:43 We said three cool things. This is number three. What's the air in the back do for me? Well, so a couple different options there, but from an air trailer braking, uh, 03:50 that, that's option as well. Um, and then of course as, as Lane was talking about with the air ride seat here. Okay, he's laying miles. 03:56 He's been kicking the tires and trialing the Fent 9 36 Verio for the last 30 days. He's David Soday with Fent. I'm Dave Mason. 04:03 I think we're gonna get outta here before he starts blowing dust again.