The four models are the Fendt IDEAL 7, 8, 9 and 10. The Fendt IDEAL 7 is a single-helix rotor, while 8, 9 and 10 are dual-helix rotors with different 3D wave pan designs. The internal working of the dual-helix rotor system provides the grain quality of a hybrid machine with the capacity and throughput of a rotary machine. The Fendt IDEAL 7 has an AGCO Power engine while the 8, 9 and 10 feature different MAN engines.
Launching in the South African market from April 2021, the Fendt IDEAL 10 will be the most advanced combine harvester available on the market, reports Mr Hall. Unveiled at Agritechnica 2019, this trend-setting machine does away with conventional steering wheel control and is instead equipped with the IDEALdrive steering system as optional on all track versions.
The Fendt IDEAL 10T has a new MAN 16.2-litre engine that meets Stage V European emissions standards and Tier 3A locally, it has a maximum output of 790 hp, which is 143 hp more than the second-largest Fendt IDEAL 9 model. The top model has a new cleaning system boasting 15% more cleaning capacity.
Thanks to the Cyclone Cleaning System, the grain drops down to the top sieve through two curved double-drop steps. The curved shape allows the heavy grains to gather in the lower section, while the lighter parts accumulate above. The curved steps provide a wider air outlet that can significantly increase the air volume for an even more efficient cleaning process.