When Phillip Vroegh traded four John Deere tractors for four comparably sized Fendt models nearly two years ago, he got more than he expected. Or maybe we should say “less than he expected”. At least that’s what he found when it came top aying the fuel bills.
Vroegh, who operates Sunny Point Farms, a prominent dairy located near Noel, Nova Scotia, expected a more comfortable ride and the smooth performance of the Fendt CVT transmission. He had experienced those features when Central Equipment Company demonstrated the Fendt models before the purchase. He had also been told about their reputation for fuel economy. Still, it came as a pleasant surprise when his annual fuel savings totaled around 10,000 liters (2,642 gallons) in the first year of ownership.