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 (1.9 MB bytes)

Title: Field trials of a short-rotation biomass feller buncher and selected harvesting systems

Author: Stokes, Bryce J.; Frederick, Douglas J.; Curtin, Dennis T.;

Date: 1986

Source: BIOMASS 11(3): 185-204. Great Britain: Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, Ltd.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: A continuous-speed felling and bunching prototype machine was evaluated in harvesting a three-year-old, short-rotation sycamore plantation. A small tractor, grapple skidder, and large chipper were evaluate along with the prototype machine as complete harvesting systems. Prediction equations, production rates, and costs were developed for each component of the systems. Production of the feller buncher was about 850 stems an hour (17.3 green Mg), and felling cost for the test was $3.29 green Mg-1. Total system cost `was about $11.50 green Mg-1. However, cost could be reduced with a smaller chipper. A survey of stump damage showed little damage from the feller buncher when it was operating properly. The tractor caused minimal skidding damage, less than that of the large skidder.

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:


Stokes, Bryce J.; Frederick, Douglas J.; Curtin, Dennis T. 1986. Field trials of a short-rotation biomass feller buncher and selected harvesting systems. BIOMASS 11(3): 185-204. Great Britain: Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, Ltd.

 


 [ 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.