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Modeling and simulating two cut-to-length harvesting systems in central Appalachian hardwoods

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Wang, Jingxin; LeDoux, Chris B.; Li, Yaoxiang

Year Published

2003

Publication

In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of Council on Forest Engineering. Forest operations among competing forest users; 2003 September 7-11; Bar Habor, ME; Corvalis, OR: Council of Forest Engineers. 1-5

Abstract

The production rates and costs of two cut-to-length harvesting systems was simulated using a modular ground-based simulation model and stand yield data from fully stocked, second growth even aged central Appalachian hardwood forests. The two harvesters simulated were a modified John Deere 988 tracked excavator with a model RP 1600 single grip sawhead and an excavator based Timbco 425 with an ultimate 5600 single grip sawhead. The forwarder used in the simulations was a Valmet 524 with 8-foot log bunks. Production rates and costs were simulated for a range of stand conditions. The results should be valuable to managers, planners, and loggers considering the use of CTL and forwarding systems in the region.

Citation

Wang, Jingxin; LeDoux, Chris B.; Li, Yaoxiang. 2003. Modeling and simulating two cut-to-length harvesting systems in central Appalachian hardwoods. In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of Council on Forest Engineering. Forest operations among competing forest users; 2003 September 7-11; Bar Habor, ME; Corvalis, OR: Council of Forest Engineers. 1-5

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