Raking in a record

Kuhn four-rotor gyrorake GA 15131 breaks world record

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WORLD RECORD: The Kuhn four-rotor gyrorake GA 15131 was hitched to a John Deere 6250R tractor.

WORLD RECORD: The Kuhn four-rotor gyrorake GA 15131 was hitched to a John Deere 6250R tractor.

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The Kuhn four-rotor gyrorake GA 15131 has broken the raking world record

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Raking a whopping 188.9 hectares in eight hours has garnered manufacturer Kuhn a new world record.

The record breaking Kuhn four-rotor gyrorake GA 15131 was hitched to a John Deere 6250R tractor on a dairy farm in the hilly Central Jutland region of Denmark, with farm owner Mikael Skeldal in the drivers seat.

German agricultural institute, the DLG, confirmed the record, which represented an average raking speed of 23.6 hectares an hour.

A statement from Kuhn said its gyrorake was capable of working widths between 9.5 and 14.7 metres, and featured an individual rotor lift which allowed the driver to efficiently avoid obstacles despite variable paddocks.

"Kuhns's GA 15131 gyrorake offering a working width of 9.50 to 14.70 metres is the basis of an ultra-high-performance harvesting chain," the statement said.

"Its exclusive 100 per cent hydraulic drive allows perfect adaptation of the rotor speed to the forage type and yield whilst minimising maintenance tasks.

"The windrows are of very high quality thanks to the boost function, which increases the speed of the front rotors by 20pc compared to the rear ones in order to form a homogeneous and airy windrow."

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