One of the concerns residents have concerning cane haulage relates to the use of “backroads” for heavy trucks. Why are heavy trucks used on small backroads? Cane properties are staked out across the Tablelands, and cane farmers use the same minor access roads that residents and other primary producers use. Cane is harvested into large cage “bins” which are moved by tractor up to a transfer point at the edge of a farm property. From here the roughly-chopped cane “bats”…