By: Aimee Cope
, Farm Journal
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Seven Acre Per Minute Harvest
Aug 21, 2009
On Aug. 15, it took three hours to get 175 combines in place across a single field to asset a new Guinness World Record. The official record is for the most combine harvesters working simultaneously in a single field.
Fifteen minutes after the assembled machines started, 100 acres of wheat had been harvested. That equalled out to be the once-in-a-lifetime work rate of seven acres per minute.
Organized by Combines 4 Charity, the event included late model machines as well as vintage harvesters. Each combine entry donated $1,400+. With additional money contributed from the 8,000 spectators the event raised $429,120 for four charities.
The previous record was set in Australia with 57 harvesting machines.
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