International Sugar Journal

Delivering the Herbert 10 tonne cane wagon † [Full subscriber]

A series of developments over four years has facilitated delivering the Mk V version of the 10 tonne cane wagon to the Herbert River District. The initiating event for this development was the deteriorating condition of the bin fleet and the introduction of green cane harvesting to the Herbert district. Green cane harvesting reduced the mass of cane in a cane bin and increased cane transport costs by requiring more cane bins to transport the same cane mass to the sugar mill. As a result, replacing the deteriorating bin fleet with a like design was an ineffective investment of funds.…

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