When Fanie van der Walt was looking for a tractor with 300 hp or more in 2016, he came across the Fendt brand. Until then he had used a tracked machine that had come of age and was now interested in a wheeled tractor. As the Fendt brand has only just been introduced to the South African market, Fanie turned to his local AGCO dealer. For one season now, he has been the proud owner of the high-torque Fendt 1050 Vario with high performance and low fuel consumption. “The best thing about my decision to switch to Fendt are the fuel savings I make,” says Fanie enthusiastically. “I can't reduce the amount of seeds or fertiliser; they're fixed. But my Fendt 1050 Vario saves me half the amount of fuel I used to use with my old tractor. We're talking about savings of 1 million. South African rand per season, that's about 61,000 euros,” says the South African farmer.