Farm machinery distributor Farmhand is lending its support to a world-record attempt to collect 100 acres of grass inside 10 minutes, utilising as many self-propelled foragers as required. The attempt will be part of the Combines4Charity ‘Great Grass Event’ which takes place near Trim, Co Meath, on May 6.
According to its marketing director, Stephen Scrivener, Farmhand will play an important role in a number of respects. “Recognising that harvesters participating in the world-record challenge will need a well-prepared swath, Krone will be doing all the mowing, tedding and raking of the 120-acre field, the day before the event,” Mr Scrivener said.
At the 2012 Combines4Charity fundraising event in Duleek, over 200 working combines were amassed in one field. Charities set to benefit from this year’s FBD-sponsored undertaking include Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre in Drogheda; children’s charity Barnardos; and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, where many of those injured in farm accidents are treated.
“We are delighted we can help out for an event that is so worthwhile and that promises to be a great day out. In lending our further support to the event, we will be motivating our entire dealer network and, through them, our many customers across the country in the hopeful expectation that attendance will be increased and the target of attracting 100-plus harvesters, each generating €500 or more for good causes, will be attained,” Mr Scrivener added.