During harvest, the cane harvester drives along each row and cuts the cane stalk off at the bottom of the plant. The long stalk is then cut into many shorter lengths called ‘billets’ (around 30cm).
Another machine known as a cane haul out drives alongside the harvester, collecting all the billets. Getting the cane to the mill once sugarcane has been harvested, it must be transported to a sugar mill as soon as possible. The longer it takes, the more sugarcane juice stored in the stalks will evaporate - so it is important that it arrives within 16 hours of being cut, to minimize deterioration.
The cane haul out collects billets until its full, then drives across the paddock to the road, where it unloads its contents either into a semi-truck (for road transport) or mill bins at local sidings on the nearest railway track (for train transport).
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