Monday, 10 November 2014 11:49

New Holland reclaims world record

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A world-record 797.656 tonnes of wheat in eight hours. A world-record 797.656 tonnes of wheat in eight hours.

NEW HOLLAND Agriculture has reclaimed a Guinness World Record title by harvesting 797.656 tonnes of wheat in eight hours with the world’s most powerful combine – the 653hp CR10.90. 

 “We are extremely proud to have recaptured the title… shattering the previous record by more than 120 tonnes,” said Hedley Cooper, head of harvesting product management. 

“This shows the unsurpassed capacity and productivity of the CR10.90, especially as the current record of 675.84 tonnes was broken after just six hours and 36 minutes.”

The record was set on August 15 at HR Bourn and Sons farm in Grange de Lings, Lincolnshire, UK. The field was sown with Santiago wheat in the autumn of 2013 before it was chosen in May 2014.

Harvesting, starting at 11:17am, was done in changing weather, the temperature varying from 18-21°C and light showers from 17:30 onwards. 

The CR10.90’s average throughput was 99.7 tonnes/hour and peaked at 135 tonnes/hour in a crop yielding an average 9.95 tonnes/ha and an average moisture content of 16.2%. The record was achieved using 1.12L of fuel per tonne of grain harvested, with the straw chopper engaged throughout the day.

The day’s activities were overseen and verified by Mr Pravin Patel, the official Guinness World Records adjudicator, helped by Alan Robson, chaplain for agriculture of Lincolnshire as the second independent witness. 

The CR10.90 has New Holland’s Twin Rotor technology – twin pitch high performance rotors combined with the maker’s Dynamic Feed Roll system (DFR).

Powered by the award-winning Cursor 16 engine (653hp), the CR10.90 is also compliant with the Tier 4B emissions regulations, using ECOBlue HI-eSCR technology.  On the turf was the maker’s SmartTrax rubber track system with Terraglide suspension.

 The 10m metre unloading auger and 142L/min unloading speed made quick work of the constantly filling grain tank. The CR10.90 was also equipped with IntelliSteer integrated auto guidance, which ensures accuracy of 1-2 cm, optimising the effectiveness of the 13.7 metre 840CD draper-header during each pass. 

New Holland is imported in New Zealand by C B Norwood Distributors Ltd.  


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