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On-Board Log Truck Scales: Application to Southern Timber Harvesting

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Case studies of electronic on-board log truck scales were conducted with cooperating logging contractors in Georgia and Virginia. The scales were found to accurately predict gross vehicle weight with less than 1.0% error. The cooperating contractors were able to reduce net load weight variance by 0.52 tons and 1.14 tons, respectively. The investment in on-board scales produced an internal rate of return of 24.3% for the Georgia logger and 9.8% for the Virginia logger. South. J. Appl. For. 11(2):112-116.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Buckeye Cellulose Corp., Oglethorpe, GA

Publication date: 1987-05-01

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