La Claas Lexion 580 World Champion Combine

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La Claas Lexion 580 World Champion Combine
Saturday, April 4, 2009Description :
Under the supervision of a Guinness Book of Records judge, the Claas Lexion 580 harvested 532 tons of wheat in eight hours. The Claas Lexion 580 combines the previous record by 18%.

The Claas Lexion 580 equipped with all modern technologies such as the automatic GPS Pilot, a 10.50 meter bar and rubber tracks Terra Trac, achieved the record on the farm of Kevin Yates, British, near Sleaford, On the side of Nottingham.

Harvest conditions were not optimal in 2008 in Great Britain because of bad summer weather. It was only on Tuesday 16 September 2008 that the skies cleared on the east of England, thus enabling Challen to begin his record attempt under the supervision of Guinness book judge Carlos Martinez.

At precisely 12:02 was given the departure of the Claas Lexion 580. At halftime, at 16:02, the combine had already harvested 270 tons of wheat. After 6 hours and 45 minutes, the record of 451 tons dating only a few weeks was beaten. And after exactly eight hours, at 20:02, the balance showed 532.14 tons.

Conditions were constantly checked according to the Guinness book rules: grain moisture, grain quality, loss rate and stubble height. The straw was chopped and spread over the entire working width thanks to the Claas Radial spreader.



A Claas Lexion 580 - not even the Claas Lexion 600 - achieved a world record in grain harvesting

The average hourly output of the Claas Lexion 580 was 66.51 tons, fuel consumption per tonne of just 1.35 liters. An average grain moisture of 16.2% made the conditions more difficult, but demonstrated the performance of the Hybrid TM system according to Claas. The harvest was carried out on six different fields, which proves that the performance was achieved under practical conditions.

The Claas Lexion 580 has the automatic Pilot GPS, which allowed the combine harvester, guided by satellite, to follow its track perfectly. Thanks to the Telematics information system, all the staff of the farm were able to follow the record harvest on the Internet live.

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