Fendt's large combine series – the Ideal – is being expanded to include a new top-of-the-range 790hp model, which has no steering wheel!

This top-end model gets its oomph from a new MAN 16.2-litre engine which meets the Stage V European emissions standard and on top of that the range-leading Ideal 10 will also feature a new cleaning system plus the Dual Helix separator, which are from the Fendt Ideal 8 and 9 models. This combination is said to increase throughput, without jeopardising grain quality and losses.

It will be the first harvester in the world which will be operated entirely without a steering wheel. With Fendt IDEALDrive steering, the machine is controlled proportionately to the movement of a joystick on the left or the operator, with all the same functions on the joystick on the right armrest. For easy access to the driver's seat, the left armrest can be folded up.

This fully law compliant steering system give operators an uninterrupted view of the front threshing attachments and a clear view of the road when in transit.

They are taking orders now for delivery next summer.