A long list totalling 61 patents shows that his visions are not just crazy ideas. When you sit across from the down-to-earth managing director, you quickly have the impression that everything that he does makes sense. At Fendt, the strategy has also always been to listen to customers and to offer them products tailored to their needs. Stehr, who bought his first Fendt 824 at the beginning of the 1990’s, was immediately enthusiastic about the performance capabilities of the green tractors from Marktoberdorf – even though they did not have a continuously variable transmission at that time. “Fendt was the first manufacturer to bring the sensational Vario transmission onto the market a bit later, and that is exactly what you need on a construction site,” he raves. The other advantages for him are clearly the high PTO power, since his implements are driven by the PTO, and also the excellent service provided by Fendt in Germany. Stehr, however, is a pragmatist. “I honestly have to say that the different tractor manufacturers have moved closer together in terms of quality and performance. There aren’t any really bad tractors nowadays,” his smiles. However, he still finds that the tractors from the Fendt brand and his implements fit together perfectly. Just like Fendt with its revolutionary continuously variable transmission, Jürgen Stehr is also a true pioneer with his specialty machines. The milling cutters and soil stabilisation machinery from the Vogelberg district are also in operation on construction sites in foreign countries. “Ninety percent of roads around the world are unpaved,” explains the visionary inventor, who now sells his machines to Australia, India and the African continent.