Everybody helps, and it would not be possible any other way. Because all the field service is done by the family itself. Their 19-year-old daughter Michaela and parents Armin and Elisabeth Truppe help to make sure the farm is a success. Today, the Gurk Valley is bathed in sunshine. It is time for the second cut, but at the Truppe farm, nobody is under stress. Several days without rain have been announced and most of the harvest is already brought in. Tractors swarm out. Young Michaela skilfully takes the Fendt 516 Vario ProfiPlus (2016) out of the barn. Thanks to its manoeuvrability and strong steering ratio, the compact tractor is ideal for the narrow Truppe farmstead. The good ratio of power to fuel consumption also played a role when buying the 165-hp machine, says Richard Truppe.
Today he will be mowing several hectares of grassland, but first he instructs senior boss Armin Truppe, who is driving out to turn hay with the Fendt 310 Profi (2015). Everything is running well, thanks to the newly installed Fendt VarioGuide guidance system in the 516 Vario. That was important to him, he expects a significant increase in efficiency and operator relief in the “workplace”. That means lower consumption of fuel and pesticides on the conventionally cultivated areas and comfortable driving in the panoramic cab with multiple suspension. The tractors are in operation about 1600 hours a year. The investment in a sophisticated driver environment pays off.