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Highlead Yarding Productivity and Costs in Coastal British Columbia: Predicted vs. Actual

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Abstract:

A production equation taken from the literature was used to estimate productivity and costs for an ongoing highlead yarding operation. The equation was encoded in a deterministic simulation program, which was used to predict production rates and costs for a contractor yarding second-growth timber in coastal British Columbia. The equation yielded estimates of scheduled time and total costs within 3.4% of actual costs experienced by the contractor for two tracts of timber. The findings suggest that published production equations might have wider application than generally thought. West. J. Appl. For. 4(3):98-101, July 1989.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, University of British Columbia, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada V2X 7E7

Publication date: July 1, 1989

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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 Western Journal of Applied Forestry covers the western United States, including Alaska, and western Canada; WJAF will also consider manuscripts reporting research in northern Mexico that has potential application in the southwestern United States.
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