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    Author(s): Chris B. LeDouxChris B. LeDoux
    Date: 1985
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-566. Broomall, PA:. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 P.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Description

    Logging cost simulators and data from logging cost studies have been assembled and converted into a series of equations that can be used to estimate the stump-to-mill cost of cable logging in mountainous terrain in the Eastern United States. These equations include the use of two small and four mediumsize cable yarders and are appropriate for harvested trees ranging in diameter from 6 to 24 inches. Cost components can be determined easily with a hand calculator. A program that can be used with many desktop computers also is available that calculates the total stump-to-mill logging for specific logging conditions.

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    Citation

    LeDoux, Chris B. 1985. Stump-to-mill timber production cost equations for cable logging eastern hardwoods. Res. Pap. NE-566. Broomall, PA:. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 P.

    Keywords

    cable logging, yarding, stump-to-mill costs

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