Sugarcane harvester

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A sugarcane harvester

A sugarcane harvester is a large piece of agricultural machinery used to harvest and partially process sugarcane.[1]

The machine, originally developed in the 1920s, remains similar in function and design to the combine harvester. Essentially a storage vessel on a truck with a mechanical extension, the machine cuts the stalks at the base, strips the leaves off, and then cuts the cane into segments. These are then deposited into either the on-board container, or a separate vehicle traveling alongside. Waste material is then ejected back onto the field, where it acts as fertilizer.[2][3][4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "Sugar-Cane Harvester Cuts Forty-Tons an Hour" Popular Mechanics Monthly, July 1930
  2. ^ http://www.zelmeroz.com/album_rail/ctn/ctn_07.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.bae.ksu.edu/precisionag/Papers/Fiber%20Optic%20Yield%20Monitor%20for%20a%20Sugarcane%20Harvester.pdf
  4. ^ http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-1109102-124123/unrestricted/Benjamin_thesis.pdf
  5. ^ "Sugar cane harvester machine loading wagons (4)". Ufdc.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  6. ^ "Sugarcane Harvester - Most viewed - Photo (JPG) - IAN Image and Video Library - Free High Resolution and Vector Environmental Science Images". Ian.umces.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-26.

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