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    Author(s): Dennis Curtin; Bryce Stokes; Doug Fredericks
    Date: 1985
    Source: APA Tech. Rel. 85-R-18. Washington, DC: American Pulpwood Association. 2 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The FB7 is a first-generation prototype continuous feller-buncher manufactured by Hyd-Mech Engineering, Ltd. of Woodstock, Ontario. It was developed and funded by the National Research Council of Canada to harvest short-rotational bioenergy plantations of hybrid poplar. The development specifications were for stumps with diameters of up to eight inches and with a continuous harvesting speed of 1.5 mph in rows with trees ten feet apart. The carrier, an articulated, four-wheel drive tractor with a 60-horsepower, turbo diesel engine, was manufactured by Versatile Farm Equipment Company of Winnipeg, Canada.

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    Curtin, Dennis; Stokes, Bryce; Fredericks, Doug. 1985. Hyd-Mech FB7 short rotation hardwood feller-buncher test. APA Tech. Rel. 85-R-18. Washington, DC: American Pulpwood Association. 2 p.

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