New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the Guinness World Records title, harvesting 29,308.84 bushels of wheat in eight hours with the 653 hp CR10.90 Elevation combine.
"We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost [30,000 bushels] of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record by more than [4,409 bushels]," said Hedley Cooper, head of Harvesting Product Management.
The record demonstrates the capacity and productivity of the CR10.90 Elevation, Cooper said, especially as the current record of 24,832.87 bushels was broken after just six hours and 36 minutes.
The record was set on Aug. 15, 2014, at H.R. Bourn and Sons Farm in Grange de Lings, near Wragby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. The field was sown with Santiago wheat in the autumn of 2013 before it was chosen in May 2014 for the record-breaking attempt, which meant that it represented real-world growing conditions.
The record-breaking day's harvesting, which started at 11:17 a.m., was characterized by changing weather conditions, with the ambient temperature ranging from 64-70°F and light showers occurring from 5:30 p.m. onwards.
The CR10.90's average throughput was 3,663 bushels an hour and peaked at 4,960 bushels per hour in a crop yielding an average of 148.1 bushels per acre and an average moisture content of 16.2%.
The record was achieved using a mere 1.12 liters of fuel per tonne of grain harvested (124.6 bushels/gallon) with the straw chopper engaged throughout the day.
The entire day's activities were overseen and verified by Pravin Patel, the official Guinness World Records Record Adjudicator, who was assisted by Alan Robson, Chaplain for Agriculture of Lincolnshire as the second independent witness.
The record-breaking CR10.90 Elevation is equipped with New Holland's Twin Rotor technology featuring Twin Pitch High Performance rotors combined with the Dynamic Feed Roll system, which proved indispensable in breaking the record especially as the weather conditions deteriorated in the late afternoon, New Holland said.
Powered by the Cursor 16 engine, which develops some 653 hp, the CR10.90 Elevation is also compliant with the Tier 4B emissions regulations. Traction was provided by the SmartTrax rubber track system with Terraglide suspension.
Source: New Holland