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Common Characteristics of Six Successful Mechanized Small-Tree Harvesting Operations in the South

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Southern forest industry personnel were surveyed to identify successful small-tree harvesting (thinning or prelogging) operations. Eighty-seven percent of the operations identified utilized a feller-buncher/grapple skidder harvesting system, and six operations of this system type with a range of capital investment were chosen for further intensive study. Selected cost and production measures of comparison are presented, and common characteristics are summarized for the six operations studied. South. J. Appl. For. 12(4): 222-226.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Publication date: 1988-11-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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