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Harvester to optimise cane operations

Andrew Fischer, director of North Clarence Cane Harvesting Co-operative and Campbell Underwood, sales representative for Chesterfield Australia. Image: Contributed

The canegrower owned and operated North Clarence Harvesting Co-operative has taken delivery of a new John Deere harvester.
Following a number of good seasons and a robust future outlook, the harvesting co-operative has given Chesterfield Australia its first sale of a new cane harvester since opening its doors in Maclean last year.
Director of the North Clarence Harvesting Co-operative, Andrew Fischer, said: “Adding this advanced new harvester to our fleet ensures we continue to operate our harvesting business at its optimum level, delivering returns to our growers and our local industry.”
Chesterfield sales representative Campbell Underwood and lead mechanic Keith McLaren, handed over the keys to the new harvester at the co-operatives’ Chatsworth facility.
Mr Underwood said: “We are very excited to develop this relationship with the local sugar industry and look forward to working with the North Clarence Harvesting Co-operative as the season ramps up.”
The Clarence cane harvesting season is set to commence in mid-June, with yet another strong crush anticipated.