John Deere awards

Little Harvest on the Prairie: 249 Combines Set a Guinness World Record in Canada

November 1, 2012

On October 9, 2012, a harvesting Guinness World Record was broken in Saskatchewan when 249 Canadian combine tractor drivers reaped 200 acres of oats in 12 minutes. This is certainly another one of the John Deere awards that won’t be forgotten. The event brought together a large community of tractor lovers, who cheered on the combines, viewed antique tractors, filled up on carnival food, and enjoyed wagon rides. Spectators and participants had hoped to beat the record for the most combines reaping a field at once, a title formerly held by Ireland with 208 tractors, and lined the fields in anticipation as tractors took off at a speedy 1.5 mph.