WARWICKSHIRE, England – By cultivating an area the size of a football field every two minutes, the world’s biggest tractor – a 570hp, AGCO Challenger MT875B – has set a world record.
In 24 hours, it cultivated a massive 644 hectares, or 1,591 acres, working with a set of 14-meter wide Gregoire Besson XXL discs.
The world record was established near Timisoara, Romania, with operator, Gregoire Besson’s Benoit Verdin, driving the tractor for the entire 24-hour period.
The discs were set to a minimum depth of 10 centimeters in medium to heavy clay loam soil.
The average workrate for this standard production Challenger MT875B tractor was 66 acres per hour. But it achieved this at a remarkably low fuel consumption of just 4.42 liters per acre – four soft drink bottles of fuel.
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