The cab borrows heavily from the 700 Vario series, with a spacious operating environment and a new Varioterminal at the right armrest, which moves along with the driver seat. All controls are easily accessible from the operator joystick or dashboard on the armrest. A wide sweeping glass front provides plenty of visibility.

Combined with the new Fendt Profi loader, it is a machine that handles loader work with ease. Features include an integrated weighing system that monitors and documents the weight of individual bucket loads. A memo features recalls the precise position of the arm and attachment and can be recalled. A lift height limiter can restrict the range of the arm and attachment, perfect for producers doing loader work in confined areas or buildings with low ceilings.

Production of the Fendt Vario 500 began in earnest this fall. At a date to be announced in the future, AGCO does plan to add the 500 Series to its North American Fendt product line up which already includes the three largest Fendt series: the 700, 800 and 900 Series.