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Harvesting record smashed

  • Record breaking performance: 797.656 tonnes in 8 hours
  • The record-breaking CR10.90, with advanced harvesting technology.   
New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the Guinness World Records title, harvesting an impressive 797.656 tonnes of wheat in eight hours with the worlds most powerful combine; the 653hp CR10.90. We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost 800 tonnes of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record by more than 120 tonnes, stated head of harvesting product development, Hedley Cooper. This record demonstrates 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!Record breaking performance  The record was set on 15th August 2014 at HR 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 days harvesting, which started at 11:17am, was characterised by changing weather conditions, with the ambient temperature ranging from 18-21C and light showers occurring from 17:30pm onwards. The CR10.90s average throughput was 99.7 tonnes/hour and peaked at 135 tonnes/hour in a crop yielding an average of 9.95 tonnes/ha and an average moisture content of 16.2%. The record was achieved using a mere 1.12 litres of fuel per tonne of grain harvested, with the straw chopper engaged throughout the day.The entire days activities were overseen and verified by Mr Pravin Patel, the official Guinness record adjudicator, who was assisted by Chaplain for Agriculture of Lincolnshire, Alan Robson, as the second independent witness. The record-breaking CR10.90 is equipped with New Hollands unique Twin Rotor technology featuring Twin Pitch High Performance rotors combined with the Dynamic Feed Roll system (DFR), which proved indispensable in breaking the record especially as the weather conditions deteriorated in the late afternoon. Powered by the award-winning Cursor 16 engine, which develops some 653hp, the CR10.90 is also compliant with the Tier 4B emissions regulations, using advanced ECOBlue HI-eSCR technology to meet them. Traction, in the changeable conditions, was guaranteed thanks to the unique SmartTrax rubber track system with Terraglide suspension.The extra-long 10m unloading auger and super-fast 142 litres/minute unloading speed made quick work of the constantly filling grain tank. The CR10.90 was also equipped with IntelliSteer fully integrated auto guidance, which ensures accuracy of 1-2cms optimising the effectiveness of the 13.7m 840CD draper-header during every pass, the whole day long. The Guinness World Records title has further reinforced the CR10.90 combine as New Hollands flagship harvesting product, and cemented its position as the worlds leading combine harvester, stated brand president of New Holland Agriculture, Carlo Lambro. The record-breaking combine, built in our Centre of Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem, Belgium, is the worlds first Class 10 rotary combine and exemplifies the excellence of Twin Rotor technology, developed by New Holland 40 years ago. We are offering our customers the best possible solutions and continually improving our Brands performance and results in the combine business. 
Key record statistics


Total time harvested

8 hours

Amount of wheat harvested

797.656 tonnes

Average tonnes per hour

99.7 tonnes/hour

Peak capacity

135 tonnes/hour

Area harvested

80.2 hectares

Fuel used / tonne grain

1.12 litres

Average moisture


Average yield

9.95 tonnes/ha


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