2018 Canada Farm Progress Show
AGCO Corporation introduced its new Fendt® IDEALTM combine to Prairie Province producers during the 2018 Canada Farm Progress Show. The introduction to producers, dealers and media was the combine’s first public appearance in North America.
Robert Crain, senior vice president and general manager, says the IDEAL combine is part of the Fendt Family because Fendt products are the most productive and technologically advanced in the ag industry. The Fendt IDEAL combine is a real game changer in the industry because no one has the features this combine has.
Creation and Development
AGCO created the Fendt IDEAL combine based on what producers around the world needed most. Products such as in-field efficiency, unrelenting uptime, radically simple operation and better grain quality. The Fendt IDEAL has gone through seven years of the most vigorous testing and been proven in the most extreme conditions in a variety of global crops.
The combine will be available in Class 7, 8 and 9. Headers include the 9255 DynaFlex™ draper head available in 25-, 30-, 35- and 40-foot models and the 15-foot 4300 pick up head. Also, the CommandTM Series corn head will be compatible with the Fendt IDEAL combine.
The Fendt IDEAL combine makes operation easier, optimizes machine performance and ensures top grain quality. Equipped with the IDEALharvestTM system, these machines offer real-time visualization of crop flow. A combination of specialized sensors determines what is grai, and directs the settings to achieve the operator’s pre-set harvest strategy. The combine also makes on-the-go adjustments to maintain established harvesting parameters.
An easy-to-use touch-screen allows preferences for minimizing grain damage, loss and material other than grain (MOG) in the bin. In addition, the IDEALharvest system compensates for sudden changes such as crop density and field slope.
Several new features help producers optimize grain harvest and deliver cleaner, high quality grain. The redesigned rotor on the IDEAL combine is gentler on both crop and straw. The new dual helix processor is 24 inches in diameter and nearly 16 feet long, almost 2 feet longer than the competition. In addition, this dual helix processor design allows you to operate at a slower speed, requiring less power to operate.
Productive Time Saver
The industry’s largest grain tank is set at 485 bushels and the innovative IDEAL StreamerTM 6.0 auger, boasts the industry’s fastest unloading rate at 6.0 bu./second. Now, growers will spend less time unloading grain and more time harvesting. The Streamer 6.0 is standard on the class 9 and optional on class 7 and 8. The available Streamer 4.0 unloads at 4 bu./second. Both are gentle on grain and require less power than older auger systems.
Overall Fendt IDEAL Combine
Producers always ask for more uptime. This is the focus of the Fendt IDEAL combine. This new piece of equipment will fall under the Fendt Gold Star Customer Care Plan. The Gold Star Plan keeps overall costs under control by giving growers better value and more uptime. The Fendt IDEAL will offer an enhanced service/warranty package including 24-hour uptime assurance to ensure IDEAL owners have maximum uptime during critical harvest window.
Many features and technologies will help producers maximize their productivity and their efficiency in the field.
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