Lexion harvests 676t in 8hrs for new world record

During an endurance performance test conducted in Lincolnshire, England, in early September, a Claas Lexion 770 TT established a new combine harvesting world record for wheat of 675.84t, by maintaining an average harvesting rate of 85.5t/hr over eight hours.

This new record is 22.5pc higher than the previous record, established in 2008 by a New Holland CR9090 in Germany.

The record was set as part of the endurance performance test during which the Lexion 770 TT harvested more than 1,400t of wheat in 20 working hours. The combine was a standard 586hp Lexion 770 TT, equipped with TERRA TRAC rubber tracks and a 12m wide Vario header.

The test was conducted on four fields of wheat totalling 183ha at Haugh, near Louth. Two varieties of wheat were harvested, Conqueror and Duxford, which averaged 9.7t/ha with a peak yield of 13t/ha and moisture contents of 16-18pc.

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