Fendt was an original owner-operated tractor manufacturer based in Marktoberdorf in the Allgäu. In 1997, the Fendt brand as well as the Fendt factory were, one of the world's largest supplier of tractors and agricultural machinery sold to AGCO Corporation. Fendt is a premium brand of the AGCO Corporation further, still tractors of this brand in market Oberndorf and in Asbach- Baeumenheim are produced.


The company founder Johann Georg Fendt comes from a family whose sons have emerged mainly as locksmiths and goldsmiths as well as in the manufacturing of tower clocks and lead trains ( Machines for the production of lead profiles for the glazier trade ) since the 17th century. He constructed from 1925 to 1927 in his machine shop and Bleizugfabrik in Oberndorf, Oberndorf market today ( Eastern Allgäu ), the first Fendtschlepper, who already possessed the essential characteristics of later models. In 1929, he paid his tractor with a diesel engine from Deutz and so built the first European diesel compact tractor with a 6 hp. He called the tractor Dieselroß and could sell it in 1930.

After the death of Johann Georg Fendt in 1933 his eldest son Xaver Fendt took over management of the company, company owner was Kreszentia Fendt, the Johann Georg Fendt's widow.

1935 Fendt supplied from the 100 tractor. In 1937 the company Xaver Fendt & Co. was registered as a limited partnership in the commercial register; Complementary were the brothers Xavier, and later Paul Hermann Fendt, the mother Kreszentia Fendt was a limited partner. Xaver Fendt put in this year from the master's examination in the locksmith trade. 1938 celebrated the 1,000 th built Fendt tractor, a F18 with 16 hp.

In 1953 Fendt Fendt GT with an equipment rack on the market. 1961, the 100,000 th Fendt was built, a Fendt Farmer 2 with 34 hp.

The 1977 model range a favorite with up to 150 hp ( later turbocharger and charge air cooling to 185 hp) ventured into new dimensions of performance. The top models in the series favorite 600, the favorite 622 LS and 626 LSA with 200 and 252 hp were rarely built and were mainly exported to Saudi Arabia, France, the Benelux countries and Australia. They are sought-after collector's items today. 1980, the best-selling 300 series was introduced, the 1984 GTA 300 followed. This was constructed according to the motto "Who looks better, can work better." Fendt 1985 rose to temporary market leader in Germany.

In 1994, with the series favorite 800 ( to 240 hp) and 500 favorites (up to 150 hp) completely revised series on the market. Leading the way were the axle suspension as well as 50 km / h top speed. In 1995 Fendt Xylon put the vehicle in front as a system for Agriculture, Nature Management and municipalities. (Never Meanwhile, just as the GTA)

In 1995, the Vario 926 was introduced with 260 hp at the Agritechnica. This was the first large tractor with hydrostatic leistungsverzweigtem continuously variable transmission with high efficiency.

1997 Fendt was acquired by AGCO; Fendt is continued by the group as a premium brand.

Expanded in 1999 Fendt product offering through a complete series of combines. This was due to the affiliation with the AGCO Corporation. In the further development of " full-line " came in 2002 a program of round and square balers it.

2002 Fendt sold the subsidiary Kempten Maschinenfabrik in the walnut group.

Since the Agritechnica 2005 Fendt manufactures with the new 900 series and the largest model Fendt 939 tractors in the PS class of more than 385 hp in standard tractors.

2011 was also presented at the Agritechnica the forage harvester Katana 65. Fendt is the only brand within the AGCO Corporation, which offers a forage harvester.

2013 Forage Katana was 85 with 850 hp presented .. This Fendt expanding its product range for large farms and contractors from.


Production sites are market Oberndorf, Asbach- trees home and Hohenmolsen. In market Oberndorf is the production of gearboxes and rear axles, assembly and development. The branch factory in Asbach- Baeumenheim manufactures comfort cab and body parts. In total, nearly 3,000 people are employed in the two works. The annual production is currently about 14,500 machines.

In addition to tractors and combine harvesters, balers and other farm equipment are marketed under the brand Fendt which are produced within the AGCO Corporation otherwise.

Product focus of Fendt is the development and production of continuous tractor transmissions. In 1996 it was fitted with the Type 926 Vario is the first time in a series tractor. In this so-called "Vario gearbox" is a power split transmission, which divides the power flow from the engine in a planet set in a hydraulic and a mechanical part. The hydraulic transmission part consists of Weitwinkel-Axialkolbenschwenkmotoren/Pumpen that enable a continuous adjustment. Consistently, a large part of the tractor series is equipped with this gear type. After 1996, with the 900 series in 1998, the 700 Vario, 2000, the 400 Vario and 800 Vario 2002 came on the market. With the introduction of the new 300 series, the Vario concept was first introduced for compact tractors - 2007 of 50,000 Vario tractor - a size 312 - shipped. The Help Guide is a color LCD screen. The speed of the tractor is controlled by a joystick or a driving pedal. In addition, the machines with cruise control and a load limit control feature.

Latest Development ( 2013) is a successor of products on the market since 1996 900 - series. With the new flagship Fendt Vario 939 and maximum power to 390 PS (ECE R -24) was increased. This machine has an axle suspension and cab. Launch was 2011. It is currently the fastest standard tractor (60 km / h) in the world. In addition to newer technology Fendt has developed in collaboration with Porsche also a new design. This includes, among other things, the x5 cab.

Since February 2009, is also the smallest series of Fendt - the 200 - available with Vario transmission, so Fendt has switched to 100 % on this technique.

Current product range

900 Vario

Since 1995, the 900 series, the top model of Fendt.

2011 brought Fendt then a facelift with a new operating concept and a new top model with 390 hp. In addition, a new engine with the exhaust stage 3b was used. This Fendt went into the SCR technology.

2014 Fendt has revised the 900 series. The current supplied by Deutz engine reaches from 1 January 2014 entered into force in the Tier IV final.


Since the introduction of the Field Day 2010 in Wadenbrunn belongs to the Katana 65 forage harvester for a production program. This is built in Hohenmolsen (Saxony -Anhalt).

In addition, Fendt presented at Agritechnica 2013 the Katana 85 forage harvester before. This has 850 hp or 625 kW.

Investment policy

In February 2006, the Board of Fendt announced that the measures announced by AGCO investment of 30 million euros, which would have meant a creation of up to 500 new jobs for the Fendt production sites Marktoberdorf and Asbach- trees home, are not carried out. Previously, AGCO had demanded of the workforce, the introduction of the 38.5 -hour week without pay, despite excellent profits. A service provided by the employee representatives temporary pay cuts the AGCO group appeared insufficient.

According to the Bavarian Ministry of Economics, the AGCO group until 2012 170 million euros to invest in the two Bavarian- Swabian sites Marktoberdorf and Asbach- trees home with the lion's share will flow with 130 million according to market Oberndorf. Thus, the production capacity of about 15 000 tractors will increase to 20 000. In addition, AGCO spoke of an employment guarantee until 2012. The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Martin Zeil, is convinced that the sites can be secured in the long run.