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Applications of a stump-to-mill computer model to cable logging planningAuthor(s): Chris B. LeDoux
Source: In: Proceedings of the forestry microcomputer software symposium; 1986 June 30- July 2; Morgantown, WV. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University: 395-401
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionLogging cost simulators and data from logging cost studies have been assembled and converted into a series of simple equations that can be used to estimate the stump-to-mill cost of cable logging in mountainous terrain of the Eastern United States. These equations are based on the use of two small and four medium-sized cable yarders and are applicable for harvests of timber from 6 t o 24 inches in diameter. Cost components can be easily calculated on a hand-held calculator. A computer program that could be adapted to many desktop and microcomputers is available that will calculate the total stump-to-mill logging cost for a specified set of logging conditions. The paper focuses on the application of the stump-to-mill computer model to actual East Coast forest conditions.
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CitationLeDoux, Chris B. 1986. Applications of a stump-to-mill computer model to cable logging planning. In: Proceedings of the forestry microcomputer software symposium; 1986 June 30- July 2; Morgantown, WV. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University: 395-401
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