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Title: Techniques for the wheeled-skidder operator

Author: Hartman, Robert L.; Gibson, Harry G.; Gibson, Harry G.;

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Pap. NE-170. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 18 p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: How much production a logger gets from a logging job may depend heavily on his skidder operators. They are key men on any logging job. This is one conclusion that forestry engineers at the USDA Forest Service's Forestry Sciences Laboratory at Morgantown, West Virginia, came to after studying the operation of u-heeled skidders in mountainous Appalachian terrain. Out of these studies we can suggest ways that new or experienced skidder operators might improve their operating ability and thus increase their production. This information might also be helpful to logging contractors in training their skidder operators for more efficient production.

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Hartman, Robert L.; Gibson, Harry G. 1970. Techniques for the wheeled-skidder operator. Res. Pap. NE-170. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 18 p.


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