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Development of regional stump-to-mill logging cost estimatorsAuthor(s): Chris B. LeDoux; John E. Baumgras
Source: In: Stokes, Bryce J., ed. Proceedings of the southern regional council on forest engineering; 1989 May 3-4; Auburn University, AL; Auburn, AL: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionPlanning logging operations requires estimating the logging costs for the sale or tract being harvested. Decisions need to be made on equipment selection and its application to terrain. In this paper a methodology is described that has been developed and implemented to solve the problem of accurately estimating logging costs by region. The methodology blends field time and motion data, simulation analysis, non-linear regression models, and detailed feedback loops.
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CitationLeDoux, Chris B.; Baumgras, John E. 1989. Development of regional stump-to-mill logging cost estimators. In: Stokes, Bryce J., ed. Proceedings of the southern regional council on forest engineering; 1989 May 3-4; Auburn University, AL; Auburn, AL: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station.
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