The new Fendt IDEAL combine is the first “clean-sheet” design of an axial combine in the industry in 30 years. It sets a new standard for harvesting automation, blending Fendt’s tradition of engineering innovation with the most advanced operating technology, to deliver what producers around the world told AGCO they want in a combine — in-field efficiency, unfailing uptime, totally simple operation and better grain quality.
“We know harvest is a critical time, experienced operators can be hard to find and every bushel from every acre counts,” says Caleb Schleder, tactical marketing manager for combines. “The Fendt IDEAL is a game changer because it is highly automated, but easy to operate. We created this combine to bring our customers peace of mind that they can go to the field, run steadily all day long and get the crop harvested with great efficiency and minimal downtime.
“We’re backing that up with best-in-class customer support through the Fendt Gold Star Customer Care Plan,” says Schleder.
After seven years of vigorous testing in the most extreme conditions in a variety of crops, the Fendt IDEAL combine joins the proven and popular Gleaner® transverse rotary combine and the Massey Ferguson® 9500 Series axial combine in AGCO’s harvesting portfolio. The Fendt IDEAL will be available in Class 7, 8 and 9, to match the harvest capacity needed by any operation. Headers featured for small grains and canola include the 9255 DynaFlex™ draper head available in 25-, 30-, 35- and 40-foot models and the 15-foot 4300 pick up head. Additionally, the CommandTM Series corn head will be compatible with the Fendt IDEAL combine.