2019-02-19Press release

AGCO/Fendt wins the AE50 Award in US for best new large combine

With its annual AE50 Award, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognise the best innovations in engineering and technology for agricultural, food and biological systems. The new Fendt IDEAL large combine was among this year's prize winners at the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference in Louisville (Kentucky).

2019-02-19Press release

AGCO/Fendt wins the AE50 Award in US for best new large combine

With its annual AE50 Award, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognise the best innovations in engineering and technology for agricultural, food and biological systems. The new Fendt IDEAL large combine was among this year's prize winners at the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference in Louisville (Kentucky).

“AGCO is thrilled to be recognized once again for our advancing technologies, which help farmers around the world address their real-world production challenges," says Brad Arnold, Vice President, Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services. “We’re particularly proud that these honors are for product lines with extreme diversity, which speaks to our vision to serve customers across all facets of agriculture. As the needs of farmers continue to change, we remain committed to developing state-of-the-art solutions for their new challenges.”


An expert panel of experienced engineers selected the outstanding products based on their level of innovation, significant technical progress and impact on the market. The judges were impressed with the technical USPs of the Fendt IDEAL large combine:

“The Fendt IDEAL Combine is the first “clean-sheet” design of an axial combine in 30 years. In Fendt tradition, it is loaded with innovations that provide in-field efficiency, unfailing uptime, simple operation and excellent grain quality. An easy-to-use touch-screen tablet allows operators to select preferences for minimizing grain damage or loss and material other than grain in the bin. The IDEALharvestTM system automatically makes on-the-go adjustments to maintain pre-set harvest parameters and gives the operator real-time crop flow visualization. With an optional 485-bushel grain tank, the industry’s largest, and the IDEAL Streamer™ 6.0 auger, which empties the grain tank at 6.0. bu./second, users spend less time unloading and more time harvesting. The combine is available in Class 7, 8 and 9. Headers include the 9255 DynaFlex™ draper in 25-, 30-, 35- and 40-foot models and the 15-foot 4300 pickup head. Both chopping and non-chopping 3300 Command Series corn heads are available.”