Harvest Mass Management Scheme

Published: Monday, 10 September 2018 at 10:46:39 AM

The Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) has been developed to assist the grain industry with the difficulties loading grain from a paddock.

The HMMS is not a concessional loading scheme. A Transport Operator is expected to aim for statutory mass limits when loading their vehicles off a paddock. However, given there are no weighing facilities on paddocks and there are known variations in grain densities, the HMMS allows for a margin of error during the loading process. 

With the assistance of the Grain Receiver, the loads can be adjusted accordingly for the next delivery, which eliminates serious overloads and works toward achieving fully compliant loading practices for the remainder of the harvest season.

The scheme commences each year between the first day of October and finishes on the last day of February. To join HMMS, operators are reminded to register with the relevant grain receiver.

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