New Holland says it has set a new world record for soybean harvesting in Brazil — specifically the record for soybeans harvested in an eight hour period. (Yep, there’s apparently a record for that!)
The new standard was set on April 5 in the Bahia State, where a CR8.90 combine harvested 439.73 tons (16,156 bushels) of soybeans in eight hours.
With temperatures ranging from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius, the machine covered approximately 90 hectares (222.4 acres) from 10:30am to 6:30pm. The average throughput was 54.97 tons per hour (2,019 bu/hr), with an average yield of 4.88 tons/hectare (73 bu/ac) and moisture content of 17 percent.
CNH, the parent company of New Holland, says the record was certified by an independent adjudicator with RankBrasil.
New Holland also claimed the Guinness World Record for wheat harvest in 2014 when a CR10.90 combine harvested 29,306 bushels over eight hours in the UK.