• 15-OCT-2014

New Holland Agriculture Smashes the Current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Most Wheat Harvested within Eight Hours with the CR10.90 Elevation Combine


  • Record-breaking performance: 797.656 tonnes (29,309 bushels) in 8 hours
  • The record-breaking CR10.90 Elevation: packed with advanced harvesting technology
New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, harvesting an impressive 797.656 tonnes  (29,309 bushels) of wheat in eight hours with the world’s most powerful combine: the 653 hp CR10.90 Elevation.

“We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost 800 tonnes (30,000 bushels) of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record by more than 120 tonnes (4,409 bushels),” stated Hedley Cooper, Head of Harvesting Product Management. “This record demonstrates the unsurpassed capacity and productivity of the CR10.90 Elevation, especially as the current record of 675.84 tonnes (24,832.87 bushels) was broken after just six hours and 36 minutes!”

Record-breaking performance
The record was set on August 15, 2014 at H.R. Bourn and Sons Farm in Grange de Lings, near Wragby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. The field was sown with Santiago wheat in the autumn of 2013 before it was chosen in May 2014 for the record-breaking attempt, which meant that it represented real-world growing conditions.

The record-breaking day’s harvesting, which started at 11:17 a.m., was characterized by changing weather conditions, with the ambient temperature ranging from 64-70°F and light showers occurring from 5:30 p.m. onwards. The CR10.90 Elevation’s average throughput was 99.7 tonnes/hour (3,663 bushels/hour)  and peaked at 135 tonnes/hour (4,960 bushels/hour) in a crop yielding an average of 9.95 tonnes/ha (148.1 bushels/acre) and an average moisture content of 16.2%. The record was achieved using a mere 1.12 liters of fuel per tonne of grain harvested (124.6 bushels/gallon) with the straw chopper engaged throughout the day.

The entire day’s activities were overseen and verified by Mr. Pravin Patel, the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Record Adjudicator, who was assisted by Alan Robson, Chaplain for Agriculture of Lincolnshire as the second independent witness.

The record-breaking CR10.90 Elevation. Packed with advanced harvesting technology
The record-breaking CR10.90 Elevation is equipped with New Holland’s unique Twin Rotor® technology featuring Twin Pitch High Performance rotors combined with the Dynamic Feed Roll™ system (DFR), which proved indispensable in breaking the record especially as the weather conditions deteriorated in the late afternoon.

Powered by the award-winning Cursor 16 engine, which develops some 653 hp, the CR10.90 Elevation is also compliant with the Tier 4B emissions regulations, using advanced ECOBlue™ HI-eSCR technology to meet them.  Traction, in the changeable conditions, was guaranteed thanks to the unique SmartTrax™ rubber track system with Terraglide™ suspension.

The extra-long 10-meter (34-foot) unloading auger and super-fast 142 liters/second (4 bushels/second) unloading speed made quick work of the constantly filling grain tank. The CR10.90 was also equipped with IntelliSteer™ fully integrated auto-guidance, which ensures accuracy of 1-2 cm (0.4-0.8-inches) optimizing the effectiveness of the 13.7 meter (45-foot) 840CD draper header during every pass, the whole day long.

“The Guinness World Records title has further reinforced the CR10.90 Elevation combine as New Holland’s flagship harvesting product, and cemented its position as the world’s leading combine harvester,” stated Carlo Lambro, Brand President of New Holland Agriculture. “The recordbreaking combine, built in our Centre of Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem, Belgium, is the world’s first Class 10 rotary combine and exemplifies the excellence of Twin Rotor® technology, developed by New Holland 40 years ago. We are offering our customers the best possible solutions and continually improving our Brand’s performance and results in the combine business.”

Key record statistics
Total time harvested
8 hours
Amount of wheat harvested
797.656 tonnes  (29,308.84 bushels)
Average tonnes (pounds) per hour
99.7 tonnes/hour (3,663 bushels/hour)
Peak capacity
135 tonnes/hour (4,960 bushels/hour)
Area harvested
80.2 hectares (198 acres)
Fuel used / tonne grain
1.12 liters
Bushels harvested /gallon of fuel     
124.6 bushels              
Average moisture
Average yield
9.95 tonnes/ha  (148.1 bushels/acre)