The Purdue Traction-Cable Running Skyline System
Author: Perkins, Robert H.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 73, Number 8, 1 August 1975 , pp. 481-485(5)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:There is a need for a skyline logging system engineered to operate under the conditions of cut-volumes, timber size and values common to Appalachian-type terrain found in various regions of the United States. An experimental running skyline system, using the traction-cable principle to achieve drum interlock, has been developed to operate within these economic and operational constraints. Mechanical details of the system and results of a logging production study are presented.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Publication date: August 1, 1975
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