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Title: Simulating cut-to-length harvesting operations in Appalachian hardwoods
Author: Wang, Jingxin; LeDoux, Chris B.; Li, Yaoxiang;
Source: International Journal of Forest Engineering. 16(2): 11-27.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Cut-to-length (CTL) harvesting systems involving small and large harvesters and a forwarder were simulated using a modular computer simulation model. The two harvesters simulated were a modified John Deere 988 tracked excavator with a single grip sawhead and a Timbco T425 based excavator with a single grip sawhead. The forwarder used in the simulations was a Valmet 524 machine with 2.4-meter log bunks. Production rates and costs were examined for a wide range of even-age oak forest stand conditions.
Keywords: cut-to-length, production analysis, computer simulation, system modeling, timber harvesting, Appalachian hardwoods
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Wang, Jingxin; LeDoux, Chris B.; Li, Yaoxiang 2005. Simulating cut-to-length harvesting operations in Appalachian hardwoods. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 16(2): 11-27.
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