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IN PICTURES: 104 self-propelled foragers all working in the same field!

New world record set in Ireland sees more than 100 self-propelled foragers clear just under 100 acres in less than ten minutes. Pictures by Chris McCullough.


Aerial shot by Ray Mallon.

The 'Charity Case' crew celebrate the completion of the event.

Leading the pack to the finish line was the Charity Case.

The refurbished Charity Case put in a good performance.

Foragers from all over Ireland descended on the County Meath site.

Not much right-hand blowing going on here.

The organisers estimated there was over €30million-worth (£25m) of machinery and 65,000 horsepower working at once.

Some poor person has to buckrake all this!

A cracking 50,000th special edition Case IH Maxxum 5150.

A fine example of a classic Mengele Mammut 7800.

Sorry chaps, that doesn't count as a self-propelled forager.

Warming up the crowds, the choppers perform a 'fly by' before commencing the record attempt.

About 3,300 spectators came to witness the record attempt.

A Fendt Black Beauty heads up a Kane silage trailer.

Kane Trailers, based at Ballynahinch, attended the event with its rare vintage New Holland forager and a Ford 7810 Silver Jubilee attached to one of the company’s own trailers.

Contractor Leo Dixon from Enfield with his 2001 Claas 860 forager.

Michael McKeown, snr, with son Paul and grandson Michael are dairy farmers and brought their 1976 Hesston 7650 from Co Meath.

Gerard Malone from Westmeath with his 2014 Claas 950 Jaguar which he only took delivery off the day before the record attempt.

Colin Boles from Co Meath with his three year old son Noah take a look at some of the foragers at the record attempt.

Showing the 'big boys' how it's done, these two lads put on a good show with their scaled down machines.

Alan Foster, right, is joined by friends and family with his 2005 John Deere 7400 forager at the start of the record attempt.

113 tractors and trailers were drafted in to cart the grass.

Tractors and trailers ready for action.

A New Holland FX forager joins the line-up.

One of the newer foragers at the event, a John Deere 8500i.

Raphael McCaughey travelled from Castleblaney in his 2007 Claas 870 to be part of the record attempt.

A John Deere 7400 forager on standby.

A rare Fiatagri Hesston 7725 forage harvester.

Dixon Bros' Claas Jaguar 860.

Poised and ready, a Claas Jaguar Green Eye sits poised and ready.

Still life in this old dog yet - a Claas Jaguar 655 SL.

One of the stars of the show was this refurbished Case IH 7400 forager. Affectionately known as the ‘Charity Case’ it was bought by a group of friends to raise money for charity.

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A new world record has been set in Ireland after 104 self-propelled forage harvesters worked simultaneously in the same field for just over five and a half minutes.


The massive feat was held in a 40.5 hectare (100 acre) field on the O’Sullivan dairy farm near Kiltale in County Meath and is set to raise thousands of Euros for charities.


Along with the 104 foragers there were 113 tractors and trailers entered to haul the silage to the pit as part of the ‘Great Grass Event’ on Saturday, May 6.

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