Kuhn sets raking record

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Record-setting gyrorake covers 188.9ha in eight hours on Danish property



A Danish farmer has set a global record for hayraking 188.9 hectares of his property in eight hours, using a Kuhn GA 15131 four rotor gyrorake towed by a John Deere 6250R tractor.

Farmer Mikael Skeldal used the tractor’s AutoTrac guidance system, intuitive Gen4 CommandCenter and the ergonomic CommandPRO joystick while completing the feat on the family dairy farm in Braedstrup, in Denmark’s hilly Central Jutland region.

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The achievement was confirmed by Deutsche Landwirtschafts Gesellschaft (DLG) – the German Agricultural Society, which said the result represented an average of 23.6ha covered per hour.

Kuhn says the DLG Institute – which tests farm machinery and sets standards worldwide – had carried out several measurements to confirm the time, surface, and quality of work.

"The windrow profile, losses and forage characteristics have been identified and qualified in a technical report to be published shortly by the DLG Institute," Kuhn says.

The company added the individual rotor lift of its GA 15131 gyrorake had helped Skeldal avoid obstacles despite varying paddock shapes, while the CCI1200 ISOBUS terminal helped him avoid downtime by making better rotor adjustments.

"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 company says.

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

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