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Performance of a cut-to-length harvester in a single-tree and group selection cut

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Huyler, Neil K.; LeDoux, Chris

Year Published

1999

Publication

Res. Pap. NE-711. Radnor, PA. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 6 p.

Abstract

Presents production and cost data for a mechanized and cut-to-length (CTL) harvester used in a single-tree and group-selection cut on the Groton State Forest in central Vermont. For trees whose average volume (size) was 7 to 18 ft3, production ranged from 464 to 734 ft3 per productive machine hour (PMH). The cycle time for processing trees into bunches to forward to a landing ranged from about 1 minute to 1.72 minutes per tree. There was little above-ground residual stand damage. The cost of the CTL harvesting system was $146.72 per PMH.

Keywords

harvesting, production, costs, cut-to-length

Citation

Huyler, Neil K.; LeDoux, Chris. 1999. Performance of a cut-to-length harvester in a single-tree and group selection cut. Res. Pap. NE-711. Radnor, PA. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 6 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NE-RP-711.

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