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Pop quiz – you have one driver and one combine, with eight hours of work ahead of you. How many soybean bushels do you think you could harvest?
If you wanted to give a record-breaking answer to that question, you’d say 16,157 – that’s how many bushels a single operator harvested during an eight-hour window earlier this April at the Mingori Brothers Farm in the Bahia State of Brazil.
Using a New Holland CR8.90 combine, the record-breaking endeavor covered 222 acres of soybeans (an average of 72.6 bu. per acre) and hauled in an average of 2,020 bushels per hour.
Watch a recap of it all below.