Fendt 412 VARIO farmer 400 series

farmerman

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Leicestershire
Evening men

just wondering what’s people thoughts are on this particular model range the fendt farmer 400 series 1999-2006

I keep seeing the odd 412 with a loader on they look a handy bus but almost always with big hours on 10k plus.

I do own a 716 favorit and been one of the best machines we’ve owned shes grand.

Is the smaller sibling just as good ? any potential problems areas ?

thanks
 
I’ve used a 415 and it was a cracking tractor. Would have one before a 714/716, ideal on a combi drill or sprayer. They were well ahead of the trend of today producing a high hp 4 cylinder tractor
 
Personally can’t rate them highly enough!
No TMS or electric spools on a farmer range but still have a twin speed 50k vario, exhaust brake and suspension etc.
Unfortunately they (including mine) are all over 10,000 hrs these days but I’ll not trade it in anytime soon.
 

Suckndiesel

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Location
Newtownards
I’ve used a 415 and it was a cracking tractor. Would have one before a 714/716, ideal on a combi drill or sprayer. They were well ahead of the trend of today producing a high hp 4 cylinder tractor

Why would you want a 415 over a 716? Have a 412 and 716 here and apart from the 412 being a bit more reliable the 716 is a far superior tractor in every way, more stable and smoother on the road, easier on fuel and better steering lock. Maybe a 415 addresses some of these things but I’ve no experience with them.
 

German

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Mixed Farmer
Whoever actually ever has a problem with electric spools 🤷‍♂️

Lots of trouble with the bosch spools SB23 , way sensor cracks and spools are free.
1000€ for a spare. If all of them go you will pay 5000€ at least ridicoulus
paid less for a new gearbox on my Massey in the 90s
There is a german that is rebuilding them with a 3d printer and carbon tubes.
 

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