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Evaluation of chipper-forwarder biomass harvesting concept
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Bryce J. Stokes; Donald L. Sirois
Publication Year: 1986

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ANNOTATION: A chipper-forwarder system offers an alternative for biomass harvesting. Components are a small feller buncher for felling and bunching, and a chipper-forwarder that chips at the pile and transports the chips to roadside. In a case study on a mixed pine and hardwood site in Georgia after conventional harvesting, production rates and cost estimates for a prototype chipper-forwarder were developed. At forwarding distance of 153 m the cost of chipping and forwarding was estimated to be between $15 and $25 per dry tonne depending on initial investment assumptions.

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Stokes, Bryce J.; Sirois, D.L. 1986. Evaluation of chipper-forwarder biomass harvesting concept. Pages 62-67 In: Proceedings of the Southern Forest Biomass Workshop; 1985 June 11-14, Gainesville, FL. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida.