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Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby LA Eric » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:28 am

I took some videos of the cane harvest this weekend. This was taken in my backyard about 40 feet from my house on the adjacent property. Took a video from inside the harvester as well as several outside. Hope you all enjoy as I'm sure many of you never get to experience this! My cousins still operate this farm which originally was run by my grandfather and his brothers. This is the last time this particular tract of land will be harvested. Progress and subdivisions continue to take over our little Bayou community. :( I guess sugarcane will be a thing of the past in the next 10-20 years. So sad.









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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby Mr E » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:13 pm

Thanks, Eric! Very cool. I'd love to see that up close and personal. :{_}:
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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby randallc » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:04 am

Neat, thanks for sharing. So goes the use of the lands.
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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby Tezell » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:28 am

Thanks Eric. I have never seen anything like that before.
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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:17 am

Reminds me a lot of when we used to chop corn for silage, except we used the leaves too.
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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:33 am

Very interesting, thanks for sharing,
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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:27 am

A lot different then the old movies where they burned the fields then chopped the canes by hand.

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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby Super A » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:57 am

I didn't realize caseIH built a cane harvester. Figured a short-line company did that. VERY interesting!
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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby Bigdog » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:48 am

Very interesting!
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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby LA Eric » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:52 pm

Super A wrote:I didn't realize caseIH built a cane harvester. Figured a short-line company did that. VERY interesting!
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We have a John Deere facility locally and my cousins were using the JD harvesters up until last year. They say this machine cleans a lot better than JD and weighs 5,000 lbs less. Its computer system is further advanced and has more engine and hydraulic power. Also $85,000 less in cost.

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Re: Sugarcane Farming Up Close

Postby redfin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:55 pm

Nice video set Eric.


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