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    Author(s): Dana MitchellJohn Klepac
    Date: 2017
    Source: In:Proceedings of the 2017 Council on Forest Engineering meeting, “Forest engineering, from where we’ve been, to where we’re going”. Bangor, ME. 7/30 – 8/2/17.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Description

    A study was installed on the George Washington National Forest to gather hardwood arvesting production data. The silvicultural prescription for the harvested unit was shelterwood with reserves. There was no biomass removal component included in this study. One purpose of this study was to gather baseline harvesting data for future comparisons of production impacts from harvesting similar stands with and without biomass included as a marketable product. The harvesting operation was comprised of traditional ground-based harvesting equipment (fellerbuncher and grapple skidder). The average felling cycle time was 55 seconds. The average production rate was 90 tons/productive machine hour. The average total travel distance per skidding cycle was 753 feet, with an average production rate of 45 tons/productive machinehour.

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    Citation

    Mitchell, Dana and John Klepac. 2017. Biomass removal study on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. In: Proceedings of the 2017 Council on Forest Engineering meeting, “Forest engineering, from where we’ve been, to where we’re going”. Bangor, ME. 7/30 – 8/2/17. 5 p.

    Keywords

    Production rates, cycle analysis, hardwood harvesting, ground-based harvesting

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