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The new FendtONE operator interface relies on up to three display screens.

FendtONE improves digital access

Improved operator interface makes tractor and implement control easier

Among the key trends influencing machinery design across all brands today is operator comfort. As part of that, making digital control and access simpler and more intuitive has figured high for engineering priorities as well. AGCO’s Fendt brand has been working on those priorities too. The latest result of that effort is the introduction of […] Read more

AGCO is introducing the 900 MT and 1100 MT tracked versions of its premium Fendt brand to North America.

Fendt expands its North American tractor offering

More model lines from AGCO’s Fendt

Fendt’s traditional home and main tractor manufacturing facility is nestled in picturesque Bavaria, in southern Germany, and it’s just a 35-minute cab ride at 210 kilometres per hour on the Autobahn from Munich’s airport. (Trust me on that.) The Marktoberdorf facility is extremely modern and builds the brand’s several wheeled tractor model lines. But here […] Read more


The new steering system increases the combine operator’s 
comfort and provides easy 
access to controls.

Joystick-controlled steering offered on IDEAL combine

IDEALDrive offers more operator comfort and better visibility

AGCO continues to improve its award-winning Fendt IDEAL combine. IDEALDrive is a joystick-operated steering system that will be available to North American farmers for the 2021 harvest season. The innovation is a direct result of the implementation of customer suggestions. How it works: IDEALDrive is a joystick-operated steering system that will be available to North […] Read more

Fendt takes (out) the wheel on new combines

Agco says it's first of majors to offer joystick steering

Agco has officially declared itself to be the first major farm equipment player to put joystick steering in a combine. The ag equipment manufacturer unveiled IdealDrive on Thursday during the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, billing the new steering system for its Fendt Ideal combines as “the first joystick steering system on a combine from […] Read more


The number of authorized Fendt dealers across Canada and the U.S. has doubled in the last 12 months.

AGCO doubles Fendt dealerships

AGCO operations ramp up North American focus on Fendt

If it feels like you’ve been hearing the Fendt name more than usual lately, you’re probably right. Of the four major brands acquired by AGCO since it was formed, Deutz-Allis (which was discontinued), Massey Ferguson, Challenger, and Fendt, AGCO is beginning to put more of its marketing eggs in the Fendt basket here in North […] Read more



In July AGCO introduced the 296 to 415 hp 900 Series row-crop Fendt tractors designed for the North American market.

Fendt introduces the 900 Series tractor

AGCO looks to dominate the premium high-horsepower tractor market

In late June Grainews joined a group of machinery writers that was given a preview look at Fendt’s newest tractors, the 900 Series Gen 6, which offers five models between 296 and 415 engine horsepower. To put it plainly, they are smaller versions of the unique 1000 Series tractors introduced a couple of years ago. […] Read more

AGCO revealed its newest combine design, the IDEAL, for the first time in North America in Regina, at the Farm Progress Show.

A combine surprise comes to Regina

AGCO brings a Fendt combine to North America’s Farm Progress Show

Standing in front of what everyone knew was a completely covered example of AGCO’s newest combine design, the IDEAL, Richard Kohnen, director of tactical marketing for AGCO, discussed the evolution of the combine design and the brand’s intent to create a combine platform capable of playing in a global market. Given that the company had […] Read more


There are manufacturers pursuing the battery vehicle drive route commercially, including Kramer of Germany.

Diesel electric versus battery power

Previous tractor electrification projects have focused on diesel-electric hybrids or the inclusion of electricity-generating capability on an otherwise standard diesel-engined tractor to power auxiliary systems and implements. Swiss manufacturer RigiTrac produced a research hybrid of its four-wheel drive tractor, powered by a 91 kW (126 hp) Deutz engine and with a 650V DC, 85 kW […] Read more

AGRMA is Switzerland’s ag machinery show. It takes place every two years. In 2016 it ran from November 22 to 28 in Bern, Switzerland.

New machinery in the mountains

Marianne Stamm visits Switzerland’s bi-annual ag machinery show, AGRAMA

The Swiss Farm machinery and technology show, AGRAMA, is over. My farming neighbours are back home dreaming about that shiny green 200 horsepower Fendt or John Deere tractor with all the newest gadgets. Some will turn the dream into reality. Although I’ve enjoyed operating farm machinery since I was a kid, I’ve never been one […] Read more