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    Large variations in timber harvesting cost and revenue can result from the differences between harvesting systems, the variable attributes of harvesting sites and timber stands, or changing product markets. Consequently, system and site specific estimates of production rates and costs are required to improve estimates of harvesting revenue. This paper describes computer software developed to help perform these tasks: ECOST, PROFIT-PC, THIN, and GB-SIM. The applications discussed provide information needed to identify appropriate harvesting technology for specific applications and provide the cash flow information needed to evaluate forest management alternatives.

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    Baumgras, Dr. John E.; LeDoux, Dr. Chris B. 1992. Computer software to estimate timber harvesting system production, cost, and revenue. The Compiler 10(4):28-32

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