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Yarding cost for the Koller K300 cable yarder: results from field trials and simulationsAuthor(s): Neil K. Huyler; Chris B. LeDoux
Source: The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 14(1): 5-9.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThis paper describes results from field studies and simulation that can be used to estimate the yarding cost for the Koller K300 cable yarder. Yarding costs can be estimated for clearcuts and light and heavy thinnings in eastern hardwoods. Yarding costs can be estimated with a handheld calculator, or the data can be incorporated into stump-to-mill desktop PC and mainframe computer programs. The results can be a valuable tool for loggers, managers, and planners considering the use of small- to medium-size cable yarders to extract timber from eastern hardwood stands.
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CitationHuyler, Neil K.; LeDoux, Chris B. 1997. Yarding cost for the Koller K300 cable yarder: results from field trials and simulations. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 14(1): 5-9.
- Shift level analysis of cable yarder availability, utilization, and productive time
- Bucking logs to cable yarder capacity can decrease yarding costs and minimize wood wastage
- Analysis of harvesting opportunities for thinning eastern hardwoods on steep terrain
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