Agriculture – Case Study

Tomahawk Farms a large sugarcane and citrus estate near Malelane in South Africa, chose Multidrive as a solution for their infield to mill transportation.

The Multidrive driveline systems have been fitted to Mercedes trucks converting them to articulated 8X6 wheel drive.

The Multidrive improved traction and positive tracking avoids damage to the irrigation systems and cane stools during the infield harvesting. Equipped with four axle waggon steer trailers these vehicle combinations can carry the maximum legal load on the highway.

South African Sugarcane Research Institute state that there is a 20% potential saving with direct haulage from the field to mill. This when compared with conventional field collection using tractor trailer combinations and transhipping to haulage trucks for road transportation.