It’s official! New Holland Agriculture has set a new World Record by harvesting an impressive 16,157 bushels of soybeans in eight hours with the CR8.90 combine.
The record-breaking performance, which took place on April 5, 2017 at the Villa Panambi farm in the Bahia State of Brazil, was certified by independent adjudicator RankBrasil.
“Setting the world record for harvesting 16,157 bushels of soybeans is an achievement we’re very proud of and it demonstrates the power and productivity of the CR8.90”, stated Dan Valen, Director of Product Marketing North America. “Similar to the CR10.90 smashing the World Record for wheat harvesting in 2014, the CR8.90 delivered an exceptional performance in setting this record. Both of these accomplishments reinforce the New Holland CR Series and Twin Rotor technology as best-in-class, worldwide.”
On record setting day, moisture was high due to ¾ inch rain at 5:00 am, and temperature ranged from 77 to 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Harvesting started at 10:30 am and finished at 5:30 pm, having harvested approximately 222 acres. CR8.90’s average throughput was 2,020 bushels/hour in a crop yielding an average of 72.6 bushels/acre, and 17 percent average moisture content. The record-setting performance and efficiency was achieved by harvesting 73.5 bu of soybean per gallon of fuel and entirely overseen and verified by an official adjudicator from independent organization RankBrasil, which certified the record.
The CR8.90 follows on the footsteps of the range topping CR10.90, which proved it is the world’s highest capacity combine when it captured the World Record for harvesting an impressive 29,321 bushels of wheat in eight hours in 2014 – a title it holds to this day.