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Check out the new Fendt Ideal - Built from scratch

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Sep 12, 2017

Time for something completely different. The Fendt IDEAL.

The Fendt IDEAL is a combine that has been developed from scratch. During development, AGCO worked closely with its global centres of expertise and developed each module so that it gives perfect results under any harvesting conditions. Special attention was paid to efficiency, grain and straw quality, absolute reliability, easy and logical user-friendliness, as well as a revolutionary sensor technology for optimal machine setting.

Fendt IDEAL combines in performance class 7, 8 and 9

IDEAL was developed to meet customer requirements both today and in the future, and was based on global market trends. A niche has been identified in the future-oriented market environment, which is why AGCO has developed this unique IDEAL combine in 3 models with 451, 538 and 647 HP. The Fendt IDEAL 9 and IDEAL 8 feature high-performance MAN engines, and the IDEAL 7 features an AGCO power engine. This ensures maximum output together with efficient fuel consumption.
Helix threshing unit and the separating system ensures the ultimate in grain quality.

Excellent grain quality and efficient acreage capacity are essential for the perfect harvest. That’s what the new Fendt IDEAL combines series offers with its unique Helix threshing unit and separating system. All grains are separated cleanly without negatively impacting on the straw quality, due to the longest rotor on the market today with its impressive 4.84 m length and 600 mm diameter. In order to handle the harvest with as much care as possible, and to ensure a constant load on the rotor, the intake augers, threshing bars and rotor fingers are arranged in a spiral around the rotor, in a similar pattern to DNA.

The processor requires much less power and significantly increases the output and machine efficiency with perfect straw and grain quality. It also features easy modification to suit any harvesting conditions. The IDEAL 8 and 9 work with the Dual Helix threshing unit with 2 rotors, whilst the IDEAL 7 works with the Single Helix threshing unit and 1 rotor.

IDEALbalanceTM : Two grain pans for optimal cleaning

Another innovation of the Fendt IDEAL combine is the installation of 2 grain pans at the front of the threshing unit, meaning that the front end of the preparation floor can already be filled with crop. The rear grain pan catches the material from the separation area, and distributes it in the rear area. The entire length of the preparation floor is therefore fully utilised, the crop evenly distributed, and efficiency maximised.

The bulge of the two grain pans also allow optimal and consistent output even on slopes. Losses on gradients of up to 15% are reduced in comparison with conventional combines. The driver benefits from not having to make additional adjustments.

Streamer with maximum capacity grain tank and hydraulic adjustment of the discharge rate

The Fendt IDEAL is equipped with the largest grain tank on the combine market today. It has a capacity of 17,100 l (+18% on current high-performance combines). The key to an effective harvest chain is the fastest discharge rate on the market at 210 l/s (32% faster than the nearest competitor). In order that the driver does not have to constantly drive back and forth to fill the wagon evenly, the Fendt IDEAL has a new ScrollSwing control. Using this, the discharge tube can be moved back and forth during transfer with great precision using the wheel on the multi-function joystick. The hydraulic adjustment of the discharge rate through the streamer gates also helps create the ideal, crop-protecting...
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