Harvesting hope – photo feature

Threshing crews from across North America set a new world pioneer harvest record at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin, Man., July 31 during Harvesting Hope: A World Record to Help the Hungry. The 139 antique threshing machines harvested a field simultaneously for 15 minutes to break the previous record set by 111 machines in St. Albert, Ont. Seventy-five acres of winter wheat were bound and 30,000 sheaves cut. The machines could thresh a combined 17,000 bushels of wheat per hour and driven by 6,100 horsepower of engine capacity. Proceeds from the event were split between the museum and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. |  Sandy Black photo

Threshing crews from across North America set a new record for the “most threshing machines operating simultaneously” at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin, Man., July 31 during Harvesting Hope: A World Record to Help the Hungry.

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Nearly 8,000 spectators watched as the massive threshing machines roared to life to harvest 3,750 bushels of wheat.

Photography by Sandy Black.

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