In a mechanized system collecting 3200 T per day, the job can be completed with 4 harvesters working 24 hours a day. To operate them 12 drivers would be required (taking the three shifts into account) in addition to the drivers for the hopper trailers, plus mechanics, etc. totalling about 75 workers. To harvest the same volume using manual cutting, as well as the 400 cutters, you would also need porters and others, totalling about 479 workers.
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