Part of the team’s working day includes meetings in the evening to discuss equipment and expanding the fleet. Everyone on the team contributes to the discussion. At the end of 2016, they decided to look for a “head tractor”, a maintenance tractor which could be used for any type of work on the company premises, and which Anton Reetz could use to maintain his motocross course. The decision had actually already been made, they planned to go for a small 160 HP machine and front-end loader. Yet before contracts were signed, Frank-Carsten Kapke, sales consultant for Raiffeisen Technik North-East, and Daniel Wolf, Fendt plant representative in Mecklenburg- West Pomerania, caught wind of the plans and brought a demonstration model to the yard.
The Fendt 514 Vario was too small, but impressed with its features and quality, and so the originally-planned purchase was put on ice. The Agrarservice Rügen team decided that the Fendt 720 Vario was just the right size for a main tractor. The purchase contract was signed – for the time being. By the time the machine had been delivered in February 2017, the contract had been amended twice. Initially, the reason for this was to upgrade to the ProfiPlus, but the second change came about largely as the result of a half-serious idea among the team, as confirmed by Anton Reetz, to order the tractor in its own exclusive livery, namely Fir Green in combination with chrome.