Claas sets world record for wheat harvest


OMAHA, Neb. — CLAAS achieved a new world record for the most wheat harvested in eight hours by harvesting more than 24,832 bushels (675.84 t) of wheat.

Helmut Claas and his daughter Cathrina Claas-Muhlhauser were presented with the document by Jack Brockbank, official representative of Guinness World Records, at the Agritechnica farm show in Hanover Germany, earlier this month.

319 acres

The new world record was set by running a Lexion 770 Terra Trac combine harvester equipped with a Vario 1200 40-foot (12- meter) head in fields near Swaby, Lincolnshire, U.K.

The record was set during the first eight hours of a 20-hour harvesting trial.

The 20-hour trial was conducted on four fields with the assistance of two harvester drivers. The total area harvested was over 319 acres and total yield was more than 50,000 bushels.

Total grain losses ranged from .31 to .5 percent.

All weights were verified by public weighbridge and observed by a Guinness World Records representative.

The 20-hour harvest trial began early in the morning despite moisture content at 18 percent. Throughput remained consistently high despite moisture content ranging from 14.5 -18 percent throughout the day.

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