World record maize harvest

Claas Lexion Terra Trac breaks Guinness World Record


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The Claas Lexion 760 Terra Trac harvester, equipped with a 16-row corn front, averaged 135 tonne an hour, or one truckload every 12 minutes.

The Claas Lexion 760 Terra Trac harvester, equipped with a 16-row corn front, averaged 135 tonne an hour, or one truckload every 12 minutes.

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Claas Lexion Terra Trac breaks Guinness World Record

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A US family owned operation has set two new Guinness World Records.

Stewart Farms Partnership from Illinois harvested 1,111 tonnes of maize in eight hours, followed by a further 1620t in 12 hours.

Achieved with a Claas Lexion 760 Terra Trac harvester, equipped with a 16-row corn front, the team averaged 135 tonne an hour, or one truckload every 12 minutes. 

A spokesperson for Claas said harvest commenced at 9 am in less than ideal conditions, with 12 mm of rain falling the previous day, despite which Stewart Farms smashed a previously held 10 hour record from 2010.

“The grain bin was emptied at precisely eight, 10 and 12 hours,” it said. 

“The 1379  recorded at the 10-hour mark represents a six per cent improvement on the 2010 record, which was attributed to ongoing improvements to the Lexion platform.

“Compared to its 2010 counterpart, today’s Lexion 760 features significantly higher power, a more efficient cooling system, a larger grain tank and several operator assistance systems.”

The story World record maize harvest first appeared on Farm Online.

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