Cheaper Logs by Skidding Both Down Hill and Up Hill

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This article calls attention to possible reduction of logging costs by skidding both down-hill and up-hill to the same landing. The spacing of roads is thus widened and under certain conditions the decrease in construction costs exceeds the increase in skidding costs resulting from an up-hill pull. Ingenious formulae are presented with which to determine comparative costs and the most economical size and shape of the area to be served by a landing on both level and sloping ground. While there are limitations in any theoretical calculation, the methods used and formulae developed should be useful as a guide in most operations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: October 1, 1941

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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