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    Author(s): Edward L. Adams
    Date: 1976
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-344. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    A new method of weight-scaling truckloads of mixed hardwood sawlogs systematically adjusts for changes in the weight/volume ratio of logs coming into a sawmill. It uses a conversion factor based on the running average of weight/volume ratios of randomly selected sample loads. A test of the method indicated that over a period of time the weight-scaled volume should average within 3.5 percent of the actual volume.

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    Adams, Edward L. 1976. The adjusting factor method for weight-scaling truckloads of mixed hardwood sawlogs. Res. Pap. NE-344. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.

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