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New Holland sets soybean harvest record

Record was certified by adjudicator in Brazil

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

New Holland Agriculture set a new world record by harvesting 16,157 bushels of soybeans in eight hours.

The record was set on April 5 on the Villa Panambi farm in the Bahia State of Brazil, near the South Atlantic Ocean. The record was verified by an adjudicator from RankBrasil.

Details of the record-setting day include:

  • Moisture was high due to ¾ inch of rain at 5:00 a.m.,
  • Temperature ranged from 77 F (25 C) to 82.4 F (28 C),
  • 222 acres were harvested, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and finishing at 5:30 p.m.,
  • The combine’s average throughput was 2,020 bushels/hour in a crop yielding an average of 72.6 bushels/acre, and 17 per cent moisture content, and
  • Farmers harvested 73.5 bushels of soybeans/gallon of fuel.

Farmers used a New Holland CR8.90 combine to set the record.


“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,” Dan Valen, director of product marketing, North America, said in a release.

“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.”

The CR8.90 joins the CR10.90 as a record-holder.

In 2014, the CR10.90 harvested 29,321 bushels of wheat in eight hours on a farm in Lincolnshire, England – a record which still stands.