303 combines set new Guinness harvest record in Canada

303 combines. That’s the new Guinness World Record for most combine harvesters working simultaneously in a field, following a successful record attempt in southern Manitoba, Canada on August 4th. Organizers of the Harvest for Kids event south of the town Winkler were aiming for 300 combines to raise awareness and funds for the NGO Children’s Camps International (CCI). “It was an amazing day,” notes a grinning Dave Thiessen, national director of CCI Harvest for Kids. Combines of all makes and models — ranging from a straight-cutting 1957 Massey to brand new machines — lined up and harvested in two rows that spanned nearly a mile on the east and west sides of the field, meeting with a roar and a cloud of dust in the middle of the field. Thiessen says there were between five and six hundred volunteers involved the event. About 15,000 people attended. Harvest for Kids and Children’s Camps International broke their own record of 244 combines, set during a similar event in Saskatchewan in 2012. Read more. And go here for more pictures

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