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Dare to Compare John Deere CommandPRO vs Fendt Multi-Function Joystick

Learn how the John Deere CommandPRO stacks up to the Fendt Vario Multi-function Joystick for 6R series tractors.

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CommandPRO

Fendt Joystick

Transmission Characteristics

John Deere IVT

  1. Four mechanical modes to provide continuous power at all speeds while also reducing fuel consumption.
  2. Fully automatic range shifting when going from the field to the road.
  3. Automatic park lock engages automatically when the drive leaves the seat and disengages automatically when commanding any direction of travel.

Fendt Vario

  1. Two mechanical modes. Less fuel efficient at low-speed and high-torque applications.
  2. Manual range shifting when going from the field to the road.
  3. No automatic park lock available.

Transmission Joystick Control

The basic operational strategy of CommandPRO is similar to the Fendt Vario. However, CommandPRO includes several unique features to provide even more value to the operator:

  • The top speed and zero speed can be reached with one push or pull, which is essential for road transport.
  • Inching control is available for low-speed, precise operations like attaching/detaching implements.
  • The joystick and the pedal mode are active at the same time, providing the operator with flexibility on the go.

John Deere CommandPRO

  1. Three set ground speeds, two set engine speeds, and one driving range.
  2. There are multiple ways to change saved set speeds. You can use the buttons on the CommandPRO, the scroll wheel, or the display.
  3. The IVT transmission has only one driving range for all speeds.

Fendt Multi-Function Joystick

  1. Two set speeds for ground, engine and driving ranges.
  2. The only way to set and save set speeds is within the display.
  3. The operator must switch between field and road by pressing a button.

Reconfigurability

John Deere CommandPRO

  1. 11 reconfigurable buttons.
  2. The 6R electronic loader joystick can be reconfigured with functions on its two axis and five buttons.
  3. John Deere Settings Manager offers an intuitive and easy setup of the machine for less experienced operators, which means less time for required setup. You can also save and quickly recall settings or profiles for different operators, implements, or applications.

Fendt Multi-Function Joystick

  1. 10 buttons.
  2. Cannot be reconfigured this way, only has 2 axis.
  3. Does not offer this versatility.

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The future of 6R tractor operation has arrived. Learn more about CommandPRO in the videos below.

Multi-Function Control Lever

How To Change Directions 

How To Adjust, Activate and Resume Set Speeds

Still have questions? Visit your nearest PrairieCoast equipment location or call us toll free at 1-877-553-3373 

CommandPRO  Tractor Cab View