A John Deere 6250R tractor equipped with a Kuhn four-rotor Gyrorake GA 15131, with a working width of 14.7m, has set a new windrowing world record.

The combination raked up 188.9ha of grass on four different fields in eight hours. The tractor’s lightweight, strength and ‘smart’ features kept productivity at the highest level, even in hilly conditions.

The record was set on a typical dairy farm in the Central Jutland region of Denmark, where the DLG Test Centre validated the record after carrying out several spot measurements during the attempt. Forage quality was confirmed, as well as an average output of 23.6ha per hour.

The tractors well-proven AutoTrac guidance system, intuitive Gen4 CommandCentre console and CommandPRO joystick enabled the 6250R to achieve a maximum operating speed of 22kph for a 32ha per hour output.

The tractor was driven by Mikael Skeldal, who runs the dairy farm with his family.