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Kinematics, blade shapes and edges for alternative basecutter configuration.
Conventional double-disc base-cutters use rectangular blades which cut the cane using a direct impact cut, which has been shown to damage the cut cane and impose high forces on the stool. Previous work has investigated the ...
A successful campaign to minimise harvesting losses within the Queensland sugar industry
Following increasing evidence of costly losses during harvesting operations, BSES commenced an extension program in 1992 aimed at reducing harvesting losses by one-third (2% cane) by 1995. The program adopted an industry-wide ...
Effects of cane harvester basecutter parameters on the quality of cut
Rotary basecutters of current harvesters damage the stool and stalks, resulting in some cane loss and a possible reduction in yield of the ratoon crop. A single basecutter disk was used to investigate the quality of cut ...