cane is prepared for milling by three sets of revolving knives.
The first set of 42 blades, driven by a 690 hp. multi-stage
Terry turbine, is located 24" from the carrier and will
act as a cane leveler. The second set of 69 blades, driven
by a 1,800 hp. single-stage Murray turbine is located 1/2"
from the carrier. The third set of 69 blades, driven by a
1,500 hp. multi-stage Terry turbine, is located 1/2"
from the carrier. All sets revolve at 700 rpm. The first set
is 60 inches in diameter and the second and third sets are
72 inches in diameter. These knife sets were added in 1980,
1981, and 1994.