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Arable farmer and contractor Andrea Sandrini in front of the Fendt IDEAL 8T.

So far, no other machine has been able to match the grain quality of the Fendt IDEAL.

Andrea Sandrini, farmer and contractor, Italy - Fendt IDEAL 8T

So far, no other machine has been able to match the grain quality of the Fendt IDEAL.

Clean grain and smart technology

For over 20 years the Sandrini family from Nogarole Rocca, Verona in Italy has been one of Fendt's customers. With 300 ha of their own land and 1,200 ha under contract, they have been using a Fendt IDEAL 8T on their land since the 2019 harvest. Now that the Fendt IDEAL has already harvested 500 ha, the Sandrini family is taking stock.

The Fendt IDEAL T8 in a corn field.

"The separation and cleaning system of the Fendt IDEAL have been decisive for us. So far, no other machine has been able to match the grain quality of the Fendt IDEAL," praises Andrea Sandrini. "The grain must be harvested as cleanly as possible with maximum throughput and as quickly as possible, because time is money for us as contractors. That's why we took a close look at the grain quality and area performance of the Fendt IDEAL and are extremely satisfied," explains the farmer and contractor.

Close-up of Andrea Sandrini in the cab of a Fendt IDEAL T8.

The Fendt IDEAL is used for different types of grain, so a quick change of the front equipment is also an important aspect. "We harvest wheat, barley, maize, soybeans and sunflowers with the Fendt IDEAL and some areas are difficult to cultivate. That's why the TrakRide was the best solution for us to combine the area performance of the machine with soil protection," explains Sandrini.

"Fendt machines are machines of the highest quality for us and we have been loyal Fendt customers for 22 years, which is why we trust the brand. We bought our first Fendt tractor in 1997 and now own a total of nine tractors. We also trusted the brand when purchasing our combine harvester and have therefore purchased the Fendt IDEAL 8T," explains Andrea Sandrini. All of the pilots like the comfortable cab, the precise separation and cleaning system and the simple operation of the machine. The TrakRide is convincing in the field and on the road and the grain quality has also left a lasting impression. "We are really impressed with the large combine harvester so far. Sometimes the operation is still a bit new to us but it is really easy to understand. The machine is also very versatile," the verdict says.