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Productivity and Cost Comparison of Two Different-Sized SkiddersAuthor(s): John Klepac; Robert B. Rummer
Source: Written for Presentation at the 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 00-5015
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionProductivity and cost of two skidders, Timberjack models 460 and 660, were evaluated while operatin in a loblolly pine plantation performin a clearcut harvest in the Southeastern US. Productivity without delimbing was 46.7 tonnes per PMH for the model 460 and 51.7 tonnes per PMH for the model 660. Cost per tonne was $1.70 for the model 460 and $1.90 for the model 660. The model 460 utilized 67 percent of its grapple area, compared to only 56 percent for the model 660.
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CitationKlepac, John; Rummer, Robert B. 2000. Productivity and Cost Comparison of Two Different-Sized Skidders. Written for Presentation at the 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 00-5015
Keywordsharvesting, skidders, production, costs
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