The load is collected, box by box. On its spring-loaded front axle, it glides through the rows of trees, over the traverses to the entrance of the orchard. This is where it transforms into the road vehicle – under the same conditions. “It's the combination of the hydraulics, spring-loaded front axle and step-less Vario gearbox that makes this narrow-gauge tractor the best purchase for box logistics,” says Jan Kalbitz, CEO of the fruit-growing business. And so apple variety upon apple variety is picked, sorted by commercial and industrial produce, sold, stored or processed onsite. How much will be left at the end of a year? Every penny counts.
If the quantity is good, the price is bad. If there are few apples, you can get a good price for quality produce, while industrial produce is processed into purée, juice, etc. The price per kilo for that is usually way down low. This is another reason why Obstland Dürrweitzschen AG has chosen Fendt. The slightly higher purchase price keeps the follow-up costs low and makes them manageable. The reliability of the tractors proves it – no breakdowns, low maintenance and low diesel consumption. And you need support during peak hours, two service partners are on hand to ensure that the harvest resumes quickly within a very short period of time.