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    Author(s): Bryce J. Stokes; D.L. Sirois
    Date: 1986
    Source: In: Proceedings of the Southern Forest Biomass Workshop; 1985 June 11-14. Gainesville, FL. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida. P. 62-67.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    A chipper-forwarder system offers an alternative for biomass harvesting. Components are a small feller buncher for felling and bunching, and a chipper-forwarder that chips at the pile and transports the chips to roadside. In a case study on a mixed pine and hardwood site in Georgia after conventional hawesting, production rates and cost estimates for a prototype chipper-forwarder were developed. At a forwarding distance of 153 m the cost of chipping and fowarding was estimated to be between $15 and $25 per dry tonne depending on initial investment assumptions.

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    Stokes, Bryce J.; Sirois, D.L. 1986. Evaluation of Chipper-Forwarder Biomass Harvesting Concept. In: Proceedings of the Southern Forest Biomass Workshop; 1985 June 11-14. Gainesville, FL. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida. P. 62-67.

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