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Cost and production analysis of the Bitterroot Miniyarder on an Appalachian hardwood siteAuthor(s): John E. Baumgras; Penn A. Peters; Penn A. Peters
Source: Res. Pap. NE-557. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAn 18-horsepower skyline yarder was studied on a steep slope clearcut, yarding small hardwood trees uphill for fuelwood. Yarding cycle characteristics sampled include: total cycle time including delays, 5.20 minutes; yarding distance, 208 feet (350 feet maximum); turn volume, 11.6 cubic feet (24 cubic feet maximum); pieces per turn, 2.3. Cost analysis shows yarding costs will range from $18.00 to $36.00 per cunit, depending upon crew efficiency and yarding conditions.
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CitationBaumgras, John E.; Peters, Penn A. 1985. Cost and production analysis of the Bitterroot Miniyarder on an Appalachian hardwood site. Res. Pap. NE-557. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
Keywordstimber harvesting, cable yarding, logging, cost
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