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Stand, Harvest, and Equipment Interactions in Simulated Harvesting PrescriptionsAuthor(s): Jingxin Wang; W. Dale Greene; Bryce J. Stokes
Source: Forest Products Society. Vol. 48, No. 9
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionWe evaluated potential interactions of stand type, harvesting method, and equipment in an experiment using interactive simulation. We examined three felling methods (chain saw, feller-buncher, harvester) and two extraction methods (grapple skidder and forwarder) performing clearcuts, sheltenvood cuts, and single-tree selection cuts in both an uneven-aged natural stand and uneven-aged planted stand. Elementai time, distance traveled, travel intensity, and hourly productivity were estimated for each combination of stand type, harvesting method, and equipment. This technique provides a useful tool for comparing alternative systems in a range of harvesting situations.
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CitationWang, Jingxin; Greene, W. Dale; Stokes, Bryce J. 1998. Stand, Harvest, and Equipment Interactions in Simulated Harvesting Prescriptions. Forest Products Society. Vol. 48, No. 9
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