Cane trucks ready to go round the clock
AFTER winning the contract to transport cane for the NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative last year, SCT Logistics can't wait to begin this season's harvest, according to contract manager Bob Briggs.
Mr Briggs said the harvest would begin at the Broadwater mill on June 7, before moving to Condong and Harwood about a fortnight later.
He said the cane delivery trucks would run 24 hours a day, seven days a week until December, and would transport roughly 2.5 million tonnes.
Mr Briggs said the company, which won the 10-year contract from Mills Transport last year, had introduced some new equipment for this year's har- vest.
"Each prime mover will be fitted with a GPS system that will be interfaced with a vehicle scheduling computer system," he said.
Mr Briggs said the technology, which was designed for exclusive use by the NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative, would help ensure maximum harvest- ing efficiency.
"It allocates pick-ups from the farm either close by the mill or one further away, depending on how the crushing rate is going at the mill," he said.