I read this article today. There is an Ideal 10 coming. It says it will have 790 hp from a 16.2l MAN engine. There will be a redesigned cleaning system, under the dual Helix rotors and it will be joystick control, as in NO steering wheel. Should be ready for the harvest in 2021
No steering wheel that is so stupid. I don't care how good the machine is I will never buy one. If that fu***ng joy stick works like they do in video games I would have one bent up combine.
I understand what you are saying SK Farmer and thought that exact thing to at one time, look how many farms are getting skid steers, most now are sold with one joystick for driving/turning. Or how many farmers have a joystick to control their ag loaders on their big tractors, theyíve trained one hand to be as gentle as one hand pushing pulling at old hyd levers, or one hand to do work of two and possibly one foot in there to creep ahead toward something or under something!
I though 6-8 years ago wouldnít it be nice to get rid of steering console all together so combiner can get FULL view of table while combining straight or pickup, possibly catch something before going into combine also. Always those couple blind spots right in front of you while sitting back. Now with auto steer and grain carts steering wheel is only held on to for less then 20% of the hours we put on in a year anyways. Just my two cents on this.