AGCO held the North American launch for its new IDEAL axial combine series in Regina, SK, on Tuesday, coinciding with the start of Canada’s Farm Progress Show. As we’ve covered previously on RealAgriculture (at Agritechnica in Germany here and the prior launch in Italy here), the IDEAL combine represents AGCO’s largest ever product development project,… Read More

Fendt sees a future where 12 small robots the size of drink coolers will replace a tractor and eight-row planter for planting corn. After completing the MARS (Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms) project with Ulm University of Applied Sciences and funding from the European Union, Fendt and parent company AGCO have decided to take the research… Read More

AGCO’s new generation of combine harvester made its first public appearance at Agritechnica in Germany last month. The result of the company’s largest ever product development project, the graphite-coloured IDEAL combine will be sold under AGCO’s Challenger, Fendt and Massey Ferguson brands. “We started from a clean sheet of paper. It’s a complete new combine…and… Read More

Automation is not be the only innovative path the agricultural machinery world is headed down. Fendt unveiled an all-electric tractor — the e100 Vario — this fall, and had it on display at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. “We’ve removed the diesel engine and the diesel tank and have installed an electric motor with a 100kWh… Read More

Real Agriculture first reported on the new Fendt 1000 Vario tractors at Agritechnica 2015 in Germany last November. Earlier this month, we were on hand for the North American debut at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. At the launch, Real Agriculture’s Bernard Tobin waded through a crowd of farmers to take a tour… Read More

Fendt fans will experience a unique combination of high performance and compact design when they climb into the cab of the new Fendt 500 Vario tractor. The German-engineered tractor integrates a range of features and innovations previously seen on Fendt’s higher-horsepower offerings into the 500 series of 125 to 165 HP tractors. “This is all… Read More