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Yarding Cost for the Koller K300 Cable Yarder: Results from Field Trials and Simulations

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Abstract:

This paper describes results from field studies and simulation that can be used to estimate the yarding cost for the Koller K300 cable yarder. Yarding costs can be estimated for clearcuts and light and heavy thinnings in eastern hardwoods. Yarding costs can be estimated with a handheld calculator, or the data can be incorporated into stump-to-mill desktop PC and mainframe computer programs. The results can be a valuable tool for loggers, managers, and planners considering the use of small-to medium-size cable yarders to extract timber from eastern hardwood stands. North. J. Appl. For. 13(4):5-9.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505

Publication date: 1997-03-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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