Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (76 KB bytes)

Title: Deriving Forest Harvesting Machine Productivity from Positional Data

Author: McDonald, T.P.; Taylor, S.E.; Rummer, R.B.;

Date: 2000

Source: Presented at the 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 005011, ASAE

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Automated production study systems will provide researchers a valuable tool for developing cost and impact models of forest operations under a wide range of conditions, making the development of true planning tools for tailoring logging systems to a particular site a reality. An automated time study system for skidders was developed, and in this study application of the system was compared to clock measurements on two skidders. Results showed that the system worked well in both gross and elemental time study, but that there were unexplained differences in some time elements, especially grappling times. Application of the system was somewhat complicated, and required knowledge of the site that could not be obtained before logging began, making the automated system more useful as a post-processing, rather than a realtime, monitoring tool.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


McDonald, T.P.; Taylor, S.E.; Rummer, R.B. 2000. Deriving Forest Harvesting Machine Productivity from Positional Data. Presented at the 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 005011, ASAE

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.