Cavan man makes history after breaking Guinness World Record for reversing a tractor and trailer

A Cavan man has confirmed his place in history after breaking the Guinness World Record for reversing a tractor and trailer.

Patrick Shalvey broke the world record on RTE One’s ‘Big Week on the Farm’.

Shalvey, whose family is hosting ‘Big Week on the Farm’ on its dairy farm in Cootehill broke the existing world record for reversing a tractor and trailer by an additional 2.8km.

Footage of the attempt and GPS tracker information were sent to Guinness World Records for verification and, on last night’s show the Guinness World Records adjudicator Jack Brockbank confirmed that the record had been broken.

Shalvey reversed the tractor and trailer for a total of 20.16km, breaking the previous record of 17.36km.

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