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AGCO Africa recently launched the Fendt IDEAL range, as well as the first group of Fendt dealerships in South Africa. The new range pays attention to efficiency, grain and straw quality, reliability and user-friendliness. In addition to this, the range includes revolutionary sensor technology for optimal machine setting. “The range delivers perfect results under any harvesting conditions,” says Robbie Hall, product marketing manager of Gold Harvesting, AGCO Africa.

The Fendt IDEAL 10 is the most advanced combine harvester available on the market.

The Fendt IDEAL range is available in a wheeled, single or dual platform. PL is the designation for Para-level for extreme hillside harvesting, while the T (track) is available in 30″ and 36″. 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.

The Fendt IDEAL 10 is the most advanced combine harvester available on the market, according to 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. To read more about the new range, see the Fendt product range brochure here or read the full press release about the range here.

New Fendt dealerships

Dealer proposals for new Fendt dealerships rolled in soon after an expression of interest notice was published in October 2020, inviting all investors with an appreciation of the engineering mastery, innovation implementation and service leadership of the Fendt brand. This was an essential phase in AGCO’s New Way Forward strategy to connect with customers in the region.

Eight dealer proposals stood out, and it was no surprise that they were from agri-preneurs who were already part the AGCO family as dealers. This certainly demonstrates the confidence in AGCO, Africa’s new customer-centric approach from all our current dealers.

Here is the list of the new Fendt dealers in South Africa:

  • BHBW – Bothaville, Free State.
  • BHBW – Hoopstad, Free State.
  • Drakensburg Agricultural Services (DAS) – Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • JWL Landbou – Ermelo, Mpumalanga.
  • JWL Landbou – Standerton, Mpumalanga.
  • OVK – Bethlehem, Free State.
  • Tradestuff – Hartebeesfontein, North West.
  • Valtrac – Parys, Free State.  – Press release, AGCO