Mechanical harvesting uses a combine, or sugarcane harvester. The Austoft 7000 series, the original modern harvester design, has now been copied by other companies, including Cameco / John Deere. The machine cuts the cane at the base of the stalk, strips the leaves, chops the cane into consistent lengths and deposits it into a transporter following alongside. The harvester then blows the trash back onto the field. Such machines can harvest 100 long tons (100 t) each hour; however, harvested cane must be rapidly processed. Once cut, sugarcane begins to lose its sugar content, and damage to the cane during mechanical harvesting accelerates this decline.
• Cost of harvesting is comparably less as manual harvesting. Different parts of a machine will be mounted on strong chassis.
• The wheels will be attached to this chassis so that it can be moved in the farm.
• The battery is mounted on the chassis which provides the power to the motor running at high RPM.
• The motor, in-turn, is connected to the saw chain.
• The battery is chargeable using solar panels mounted on the chassis .