Skip to Main Content
Economic comparisons of haul road construction versus forwarding versus longer skid distancesAuthor(s): Michael D. Erickson; Curt C. Hassler; Chris B. LeDoux
Source: In: 1992 international winter meeting, American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 92-7513. Nashville, TN: St. Joseph, MI.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (863.98 KB)
DescriptionThere currently exists no set of basic guidelines for Appalachian loggers to use in the decision making process for selecting the best way to harvest a tract of timber. Specifically, guidelines are needed for deciding between the alternatives of constructing truck haul roads to access an area or other alternatives such as skidding or forwarding timber longer distances, thereby limiting road construction costs. The results of this study indicate that several interrelated factors influence the choice of system to be used. These factors include road building costs, harvest volumes, skid distances, and machine operation costs.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationErickson, Michael D.; Hassler, Curt C.; LeDoux, Chris B. 1992. Economic comparisons of haul road construction versus forwarding versus longer skid distances. In: 1992 international winter meeting, American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 92-7513. Nashville, TN: St. Joseph, MI.
KeywordsTimber harvesting, Economics, Skidders, Forest roads, Forwarders
- A decision algorithm for determining safe clearing limits for the construction of skid roads
- PROFIT-PC: a program for estimating maximum net revenue from multiproduct harvests in Appalachian hardwoods
- L-O-S-T: Logging Optimization Selection Technique
XML: View XML