On Saturday (15 August 15 2009) a new Guinness world record was achieved in Platin, Duleek, Co. Meath, Ireland.

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A record number of 175 combine harvesters cut simultaneously in one field. Although conditions were damp early in the morning, the sun and a light breeze meant things could get under way and by 5pm the 175 combines began to roar.

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The massive cavalcade began to edge through the wheat, meaning the 140-acre field was harvested in just 15 minutes.

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Raising money for four charities, Barnardos, The National Rehabilitation Hospital, Gary Kelly Cancer Support and Self Help (Africa) – the record-breaking 175 easily beats the previous record of 57.

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If you’d like to donate to Combines for Charity – click on the website: www.combines4charity.com

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The winning team including Michael Lawlor, combine manager (holding certificate) and Katie Forde, Guinness Book of Word Records adjudicator.