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Keeping Mud Off the Highway During Wet-Weather Logging

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Mud transfer from soil-based logging roads to paved public highways by log trucks operating during muddy conditions is a major problem for southern logging contractors. Mud transfer can result in fines, traffic accidents, lawsuits, and loss of production. Four devices that could be attached to a log trailer to remove mud from the trailer's dual tires were designed, constructed, and field tested. A simple and inexpensive "bar and scraper" was found to be particularly effective, removing 85% of the mud accumulated during the control phase of the study. South J. Appl. For. 15(1):50-53.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Bear Island Paper Co., Powhatan, Virginia

Publication date: 1991-02-01

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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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