2020 fendt 720

Finn farmer

Member
Foot throttle or hand throttle for revs, joystick to alter vario position.

Did a day corn cart on a non tms 716 for someone this harvest, after being used to tms for 15 years - felt completely weird, and a lot more work to get it to drive any sense, constantly listening to engine note. Fuel saving alone with TMS on will be noticeable for sure.
Driving without Tms kinda makes the Vario look bad and beats the purpose they were built for. :scratchhead:
 

Zetor

Member
Location
Northumberland
the first fendt i had was a 2003 716 and it had no tms so i guess i just got used to that way of driving.
Oh well I’m glad I’m not the only one.
when I’m empty I use TMS but when loaded I use stick mode seem to have much more control over the tractor in stick mode.
I started with a early none TMS 716 now have a 2019 720 it’s not startling but seem ok for power
 

Suckndiesel

Member
Location
Newtownards
Oh well I’m glad I’m not the only one.
when I’m empty I use TMS but when loaded I use stick mode seem to have much more control over the tractor in stick mode.
I started with a early none TMS 716 now have a 2019 720 it’s not startling but seem ok for power
Same here, heavy load behind I’d rather be in stick mode and use the cruise control and foot thottle.
 

CORK

Member
If doing draught work like ploughin would it not be better to use in stick mode?
I only use the stick to change direction, I’ve never used it to change speed (ever).
When not in field work I just use pedal and the shuttle.

What would be the best method for ploughing? I currently have TMS on, pedal mode for speed and use stick to change direction and engage cruise control.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I only use the stick to change direction, I’ve never used it to change speed (ever).
When not in field work I just use pedal and the shuttle.

What would be the best method for ploughing? I currently have TMS on, pedal mode for speed and use stick to change direction and engage cruise control.

The beauty of a vario transmission is you can do what you like. Personally if I’m ploughing for a day the only pedal that gets touched is the clutch to turn it on. I would have TMS on and use the stick to change speed and direction. If your happy with your setup crack on and don’t worry.

You even get another option on a gen 6 with direction changes on the little joystick 😁

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CORK

Member
The beauty of a vario transmission is you can do what you like. Personally if I’m ploughing for a day the only pedal that gets touched is the clutch to turn it on. I would have TMS on and use the stick to change speed and direction. If your happy with your setup crack on and don’t worry.

You even get another option on a gen 6 with direction changes on the little joystick 😁

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Only a 516 here but would prefer if it would pull the 5f reversible and heavy trailed press a bit faster at times :ROFLMAO:
Just checking in case I was missing a particular trick. Have to go 700 series next time!
 

Zetor

Member
Location
Northumberland
Far kinder on vario box using it in TMS and peddle mode, as well as tractor brakes. Can be the difference between replacing and not having to replace one, so my tech told me.
Completely disagree, vario is constantly changing ratios in tms and the engine is either full throttle or off, much kinder in stick mode & no one needs to be hard on brakes in a Fendt.
Sold my 716 on original vario & brakes at 14000hrs all I do is drag heavy trailers around.
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
Completely disagree, vario is constantly changing ratios in tms and the engine is either full throttle or off, much kinder in stick mode & no one needs to be hard on brakes in a Fendt.
Sold my 716 on original vario & brakes at 14000hrs all I do is drag heavy trailers around.
Can only repeat what has been said from a very good tech and have a few more hours than that on varios..
We do more than drag trailers.
 

D14

Member
hi. just wondering if anyone has experience of a 2020 fendt being a little lazy? its has plenty of power on hills and in field but it just doesnt have the getup and go of my last 720 a 2016 model. it feels almost like the turbo isnt kicking in on time or something. maybe its all in my head but i just find that i have to rev it up flat out to get it up and going.

2014 720 was very lazy off the line compared to the 820 (old style) one it replaced.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
On a Fendt do u have to select pedal or stick like it was/perhaps still is on MF?

No idea about a Massey but on the Fendt you have options

TMS is the button that allows the gearbox and engine to communicate and sort the revs depending on the requirements of the driver/machine. Most drivers would leave this on most of the time.

With TMS on you can select with a button joystick or pedal. So engine revs and forward speed controlled together by whichever you want.

With TMS turned off. The foot pedal only controls engine revs and the stick direction and speed. There is also a hand throttle

There is a lot of other stuff that can be set through TMS on the screen. Early vario tractors did not have the TMS bit.

Hope this explains it
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