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    Author(s): Raymond L. Sarles; William G. LuppoldWilliam G. Luppold
    Date: 1986
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-577. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 23 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Description

    Analyzes technical and economic factors for six conventional logging systems suitable for operation in eastern forests. Discusses financial risks and business implications for loggers investing in high-production, state-of-the-art logging systems. Provides logging contractors with information useful as a preliminary guide for selection of equipment and systems. Discusses economic effects of harvesting systems on future stumpage prices and longrun supply of roundwood material.

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    Citation

    Sarles, Raymond L.; Luppold, William G. 1986. Technoeconomic analysis of conventional logging systems operating from stump to landing. Res. Pap. NE-577. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 23 p.

    Keywords

    harvesting, logging, economics, systems analysis, equipment analysis

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