Fendt Ideal 8t vs Case 9240
had a fun day running the ideal 8t (class8) on a farm with a case 9240 (class9). the Case had a 35 foot Case draper head and the Ideal had a 40 foot true flex razor.
head vs head on flat ground both heads were similar in field loss but as soon as the head went over a ditch or knob the true flex shined. the flexible frame hugged the ground very well.
i let the customer do the talking and at the end of the day they said the Ideal was the same losses, 5 more feet of head doing more acres per hour with less fuel per hour on a class smaller machine. pretty impressive day for the Ideal. Would be neat to see when we have a few hundred hours in the Ideal seat learning little tricks to make it more productive.
Now you have to line up a 8800 claas and a X9
the X9 does not seem impressive for a class 11 machine when its already beat by class 9 Claas.
Got to run the 9t against deere s680 and 780 although more hp and a class bigger the big picture is that combine was able to quickly get a very nice sample and minimal losses compared to the deeres. we have more to run against this week but it will end the same way. so far everyone is very impressed when they drive the Fendt combine.
having a lot of fun with these combines. they are a different beast then the Claas and seem to require a lot more fine tuning of the shoe to get a good sample. give us more time and we will have it figured out.