Eivind Hellum has recently invested in a Fendt 211 Vario in its narrow variation for use in the production of cherries. This enterprising svelvik farmer has been driving a Fendt 208 for 10 years, and thinks that it is a good thing to stick with equipment that works.
“I bought a Fendt 208 V with 85HP around 10 years ago, and I’ve been very pleased with it. This has primarily been used for grass cutting in the orchard, fertilising and spraying and for grinding twigs. Now I need a slightly larger tractor for pulling a tow sprayer, and the choice came down to a Fendt 211 Vario with an 110HP engine and a width of 1.36 metres. This is perfect for my needs,” explains Eivind Hellum from Svelvik in the north of Vestfold. He runs the company Svelvik Moreller together with his brother Gjermund and son Viktor. Production is vulnerable to the effects of the weather and wind, and therefore he is dependent on his equipment working at all times.
“Fendt is very good quality and very little goes wrong with the tractors. Tractors available in such narrow versions are perfect for fruit production. This allows us to get in-between the trees. The PTO front and back is also very practical in restricted areas.