AGCO introduces a new 30-foot (9.2 m) model of the Fendt Momentum planter line, making its capabilities available to a wider range of operations. The full range is available now from 30 to 60 foot with liquid and dry fertilizer systems and in 12-23 row configurations with 30 and 15 inch (75 and 37 cm) spacing respectively.
“We’ve worked hard to expand our product lineup in North America, and we’re excited to bring greater flexibility to farmers with the Momentum planter line,” said Arthur Santos, marketing manager for Fendt planters at AGCO. “This addition allows family-owned farms and smaller operations to experience the best in agronomic planting, increasing their yields and improving their bottom lines.”
Introduced to North America in 2020, Fendt’s Momentum planter was designed from the ground up to provide optimal seed depth and spacing, regardless of variations in soil moisture or type, residue levels, terrain or operating speed. With its “Vertical Contouring Toolbar”, Momentum can follow the topography of the terrain, providing 52 inches of vertical planting range. Its SmartFrame technology puts each row unit in the best possible position for row cleaning, downforce, furrow creation, seed placement and closing.
The 30-foot Fendt Momentum planter also provides high capacity for seed and fertilizer, allowing farmers to plant more quickly without requiring frequent machine reloading. It carries 100 bushels of seed and can handle up to 800 gallons of liquid fertilizer with its newly designed tank, which will be unveiled in 2024.
To eliminate pinch rows, the Momentum leverages an in-line tandem wheel design and Very-High Flexion (VF) tires, which provide the flotation advantage of tracks with the high road speed of tires. It can also be equipped with Fendt’s central tire inflation system, which automatically adjusts tire pressure to reduce compaction.
The Momentum planter is designed by a global engineering team and manufactured in Beloit, KS USA.