2020-10-07Press release

The large combine harvester range welcomes the Fendt IDEAL 10

First unveiled at Agritechnica 2019, the large combine harvester Fendt IDEAL 10 is now on test runs. With the Fendt IDEAL 10, Fendt offers a standard combine harvester that does not require conventional steering wheel control. Equipped with the IDEALdrive steering system, this machine sets new standards.

2020-10-07Press release

The large combine harvester range welcomes the Fendt IDEAL 10

First unveiled at Agritechnica 2019, the large combine harvester Fendt IDEAL 10 is now on test runs. With the Fendt IDEAL 10, Fendt offers a standard combine harvester that does not require conventional steering wheel control. Equipped with the IDEALdrive steering system, this machine sets new standards.

Fendt IDEAL 10 – It's time for new dimensions

The new top-end model of our large combine harvester series is equipped with a new MAN 16.2-litre engine and meets European emissions standard stage V. With a max. output of 790 hp, a new cleaning system and a larger version of the familiar Dual Helix separator, the Fendt IDEAL 10 promises even more power and output.

Even more power, output and comfort

The new Fendt IDEAL 10 not only gives 143 hp more than the second largest model, the IDEAL 9, this latest top model has the added feature of a new cleaning system and 15% more cleaning capacity. With the Cyclone Cleaning System, the grain drops down to the top sieve through 2 curved double-drop steps. Thanks to the curved shape, the laws of physics see the heavy grains gather in the lower section while the lighter parts accumulate above.

The curved steps provide a wider air outlet, which can significantly increase the air volume and make the cleaning process even more efficient. With two drop levels, most of the short straw and chaff is separated on the first level. The remaining non-grain components are separated on the second. With cleaning happening over four sections on the Fendt IDEAL 10T, IDEALbalanceTM has been optimised to suit. 2 return floors ensure even distribution and coverage across the preparation floor.

The Rotor Dual Helix, already known from the Fendt IDEAL 8 and 9, comes in a bigger size for the Fendt IDEAL 10. Two additional separator concaves add 12% to the concave surface area of the Fendt IDEAL 10T. With a separation area of 4.54m2, the combine harvester boasts an even higher separation capacity for even greater throughput.

Innovative rather than conventional

Since the development and production of self-propelled harvesters, a world without a steering wheel is very hard to imagine. The steering wheel on the combine harvester has served its purpose, but does have its disadvantages. The new IDEALdrive steering system replaces the steering column altogether. With IDEALdrive steering, the machine is controlled proportionally to the movement of a joystick located on the left armrest. The functions of the joystick on the right armrest are the same as before. The left hand steers while the right hand controls the speed.

This new machine control system means the driver has a perfect view to the front, and a direct view of both the cutting unit and the feeder of the inclined main crop elevator. The unique system complies with all European vehicle and traffic regulations.

The joystick control IDEALdrive will be rolled out for the 2021 model year and can be fitted as an option for all tracked machines of the IDEAL series 7-10.