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Sunday 21 January 2018

Trim bid for world silage making record

The Krone Big X harvester will participate in the world silage cutting record attempt in Trim
The Krone Big X harvester will participate in the world silage cutting record attempt in Trim
Derek Casey

Derek Casey

Machinery distributor Farmhand will be lending its support to the forthcoming Combines4Charity 'Great Grass Event' which takes place near Trim on May 6 next.

The main objective of the day will be a world record attempt to collect 100 acres of grass inside 10 minutes utilising as many self-propelled foragers as may be required to achieve the result.

According to their Marketing Director, Stephen Scrivener, Farmhand will play a forefront role in a number of key respects.

"Recognising that harvesters participating in the world record challenge will need a well-prepared swath, Krone will be doing all the mowing, tedding and raking of the 120-acres field, the day before the event," Mr. Scrivener said.

Remembered for its 2012 fundraising event in Duleek, when over 200 working combines were amassed in one field, Combines4Charity will be going all-out to exceed all previous charity fund-raising efforts.

Charities set to benefit from this year's FBD-sponsored undertaking include Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre in Drogheda, children's charity Barnardos and the NRH National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire where many of those injured in farm accidents are treated.

"We are delighted we can help out for an event that is so worthwhile and which promises to be a great day out," said Mr Scrivener.

"In lending our support to the event, we will be motivating our entire dealer network and, through them, our many customers across the country.

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"We are hopeful that attendance will be increased and the target of attracting 100 plus harvesters, each generating €500 or more for good causes, will be attained," he added.


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