International Sugar Journal

Comparison between bin tonnages and yield monitor predictions* [Full subscriber]

Abstract This paper details the investigation undertaken to track harvested cane from the field to the mill and to compare this information with yield monitor data. The testing was conducted late in the season in the Childers region in 2016. The harvester evaluated was a 2015 model John Deere 3620 that had been equipped with both a prototype yield monitoring system (Jensen et al., 2013) and a JD yield monitor. Only cane that was cut into haulouts that were a straight tip into the rail wagons was tracked. No topping up of bins was permitted. The bin numbers were noted…

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