Contractor Niko Marquardt from Schleswig-Holstein is one of the first Fendt customers, who has been able to use the Katana 65 forage harvester for harvesting grass and maize immediately after the market launch. After 300 drum hours in grass and some 100 hectares of maize, he draws up a positive balance.
The late summer sun shines warmly on the asphalt of the village road to Bebensee. Everything is quiet. Almost like holidays. The quaint village lies in the middle of Schleswig-Holstein and is surrounded by lakes and wide, flat grassland. A light east wind brings sea air. The sound of an engine can be heard from afar. It quickly comes closer. A bit later, a large, dusty forage harvester, a Katana 65, comes driving up the road. It turns into the yard belonging to the contractors Marquardt GmbH & Co. KG and brakes. The machine comes to a stop. It is impressive, alone through its modern design and large, roomy Visio5 cab. Other values cannot be seen immediately. They are found under the bonnet: 650 hp, innovative V-Cracker and a drive train with ECO/Power modes.