The output of the CaneThumper® can vary between places since it is very dependant on the local conditions and the managing of the farmer. For the Philippines with 1.5m row spacing the following output can be achieved:
This table is based on the speeds we were harvesting measured with a GPS. We got up to cutting speeds of 1000m/hr. Considering that a ha at 1.5m row spacing is 6667m then 1 ha would take 6.7hrs.
Why should a philippine farmer buy a CaneThumper®?
- Decrease harvest cost down to as little as 50 Pesos per ton.
- Use any available labourers to cut the cane at an output of over 5tons per person per day.
- Management tool that helps lowering the cut to mill delay since it cuts so quickly and so raises the recovery of sugar for the farmer
- Offers a lower cut that will give the farmer more yield at a higher sugar content.