When the Fendt brothers, along with their father Johann Georg, started making tractors in the same forge, they were not even aware of the big changes that tractor technologies would have to go through this century. The direction was definitely from the very beginning: New technical solutions, efficiency and reliability should convince customers. So in 1930, the first European small tractor with 6 hp, with a mounted plow and a mower independent of the running gear, arose.
But all this will come later. Entrepreneurs faced a well-known problem - where to find buyers for their products? From the very beginning it became clear that only reliability and, no less important, the best price can truly convince customers. All this could be achieved only by applying new technical solutions. So, in 1930, the first European small tractor with a capacity of 6 horsepower emerged, with a mounted plow and a mower independent of the running gear.
There was a small revolution - for the first time, small peasant farms were able to afford to use equipment. Despite the fact that the 19th century has long been a thing of the past, almost everywhere they still plowed on horses.
Production has been constantly improved. In 1938, the 1000th F18 Dieselross tractor was produced with 16 horsepower. With the Dieselross F 22 tractor in 1938, a new era begins in tractor production. Fendt delivers tractors ahead of their time: a number of their distinguishing features - a two-cylinder engine, a radiator and a gearbox with 4 high-speed gears - will only be widely introduced in the 50s.
World War II turned everything upside down. In 1942, an unexpected barrier arose for manufacturers: they introduced a restriction on diesel fuel and a ban on the use of diesel tractors. This pushed the company to new achievements - tractors with a capacity of 25 horsepower with a wood-fired gas generator were developed.
After the war, after all the difficulties and setbacks overcome, the company began to grow rapidly under the leadership of the brothers Hermann, Xaver and Paul Fendt.
Today, the Fendt brand is an advanced technology from a leading supplier for customers with the highest demands, which provides the possibility of stable development on the border between heaven and earth. At this border, the forces of nature meet with the professional competence of customers and the latest technology of the company. Fendt customers are quicker than others to benefit from the latest technologies that increase efficiency, allowing them to orient their business to the future.