AGCO Corporation, Duluth, Georgia, announced its new Fendt IDEAL combine is the first clean-sheet design of an axial combine in the industry in 30 years. It blends 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. After seven years of vigorous testing in a variety of crops, the Fendt IDEAL combine joins the proven Gleaner transverse rotary combine and the Massey Ferguson 9500 series axial combine in AGCO’s harvesting portfolio. 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 Command series corn head will be compatible with the Fendt IDEAL combine. Equipped with the IDEALharvest system, these machines offer real-time visualization of crop flow inside the combine. A combination of specialized sensors determines what is grain and what is not and directs the IDEALharvest system to change the combine settings to achieve the operator’s pre-set harvest strategy. A touch-screen tablet allows the operator to select preferences for minimizing grain damage, loss and material other than grain in the bin. In addition, the IDEALharvest system compensates for sudden changes such as crop density and field slope, adjusting to maintain machine performance and grain quality. The new dual helix processor is 24 inches in diameter and nearly 16 feet long. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.agcocorp.com.

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