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Using a Makeri Harvester to Thin a Natural Loblolly Pine Stand for the First Time

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The Makeri, a small tracked harvester, was performance tested in the first commercial thinning of a 14-year-old natural loblolly pine stand (Pinus taeda L.) in the flatwoods of Louisiana. Productivity of the machine in winter conditions on wet, poorly drained soils was studied. Results from work sampling and a time study indicated a 73% utilization rate and an hourly output of 45.9 trees or 88.1 ft³.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research associate, School of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge 70803-6202

Publication date: 1984-08-01

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