AGCO Corporation has launched the latest Fendt IDEAL combine.
The 10, and 10T Fendt IDEAL combines have a maximum engine power of 790 HP, and up to 20 per cent more throughput capacity than previous models. The harvesting automation makes operation easier and helps ensure top grain quality.
The IDEAL 10 and 10t join the family of Fendt IDEAL 7, 8, and 9 models introduced in North America in 2018. Due to the increased horsepower of the MAN 16.2-litre engine and a 12 per cent increase in separation area, harvesting capacity of the IDEAL 10 is up to 20 per cent greater than the IDEAL 9.
Kevin Forth, AGCO tactical marketing manager for harvesting, says the AGCO engineers have designed substantially more power and cleaning capacity into the IDEAL 10, without increasing the size of the combine.
“Add the new IDEALdrive steering and TrakRide in combination on the model 10T combines, and these class 10 combines will deliver more bushels harvested per day and even easier operation during long days harvesting,” Forth explains.
With IDEALdrive, the left-hand steers the combine by moving the joystick left or right with a slight movement of the hand. The operator achieves accurate steering with less muscle activity, taking strain off wrists, forearms, shoulders, and back. The steering sensitivity adjusts based on the speed of the machine for optimum control whether the combine is harvesting or in transport mode. Controls typically found on the steering wheel or steering column are now on the joystick at the operator’s fingertips, and all other left and right-hand controls are within easy reach and designed with operator comfort in mind.
The combine maintains an 11.5 foot chassis width. It is equipped with wheels or the TrakRide system, and is available with 26-, 30-, or 26-inch-wide rubber tracks, which allow operators to match the track to their respective operations and glide over fields with challenging soil conditions.