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    Author(s): Sharon A. Winsauer; James A. Mattson; Michael A. Thompson
    Date: 1984
    Source: Research Paper NC-254. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Description

    Computer simulation was used to identify possible areas for improving the design and operation of feller/bunchers for thinning closely spaced plantations. Some of the variables considered were average stand diameter, tree spacing, thinning pattern, operational machine speeds, and shear head accumulating capacity.

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    Citation

    Winsauer, Sharon A.; Mattson, James A.; Thompson, Michael A. 1984. Feller/bunchers in plantations thinnings: factors affecting productivity. Research Paper NC-254. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

    Keywords

    simulation, machine characteristics, stand characteristics, computer, felling

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