New Holland’s CR8.90 combine harvester has set a new World Record by harvesting 439.73 tonnes of soya beans in eight hours. Certified by independent adjudicator, the record-breaking attempt took place in the Bahia State of Brazil.

On record setting day, moisture was high due to 20mm rain at 5am, and temperatures ranged from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius. Harvesting started at 10.30am and finished at 18.30pm, and the CR8.90 harvested around 90ha. Average throughput was 54.97tph in a crop yielding an average of 4.88t/ha and an average moisture content of 17%. The record-setting performance was achieved using 1.84 litres of fuel per tonne of beans harvested.

The CR8.90 follows on the footsteps of the CR10.90, which captured the World Record for harvesting 797.656 tonnes of wheat in eight hours in 2014 – a title it holds to this day.