Mill starts up slow due to rain
DUE to last week’s rain shutting down the mill the first bin of cane for crushing was tipped at 10:30am on Tuesday. The boilers were slow in getting up to temperature after the long weekend and some time was due to the shredder and the incorrect placement of a hammer, however, the lost time on start-up proved insignificant compared to the cleaning carrier and the onset of wet weather causing the early shutdown. The final crushing total for week 16 was 9758.03 tonnes at the crushing rate of 284.3 tonnes an hour. This was against the weekly budget of 28,000 tonnes. The Mossman mill has lost a full week of production due to wet weather for the season. The tonnes crushed for the week were 9758; the CCS for week was 12.55; total cane crushed to date is 419,984 tonnes; the CCS average to date is 12.55 and this year’s crop estimate is 535,000 tonnes.