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Title: Development and analysis of SRIC harvesting systems

Abstract

This paper reviews several machine combinations for harvesting short-rotation, intensive-culture (SRIC) plantations. Productivity and cost information for individual machines was obtained from published sources. Three felling and skidding systems were analyzed for two stands, a 7.6-cm (3-in) average d.b.h. sycamore and a 15.2-cm (6-in) average d.b.h. eucalyptus. The analyses assumed that whole trees were chipped at roadside. Costs and production were summarized for each system. The systems were: (1) Continuous-travel feller-buncher, skidder, and chipper; (2) 3-wheel feller-buncher, skidder, and chipper; (3) chainsaw, skidder, and chipper. In the 7.6-cm stand, system productivities were 9.9, 7.3, and 7.5 BDLT/SMH, and costs were $20.9, $20.8, and $18.0 per BDLT for the three systems, respectively. System production rates for the 15.2-cm stand were 24.3, 10.2, and 12.5 BDLT/SMH, and costs were $8.7, $10.9, and $13.2 for systems 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Southern Forest Experiment Station, Auburn, AL (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
140302
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-200-5768-Vol.1; CONF-9308106-Vol.1
ON: DE93010050; TRN: 93:003926-0033
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. biomass conference of the Americas: energy, environment, agriculture, and industry, Burlington, VT (United States), 30 Aug - 2 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]; Related Information: Is Part Of First Biomass Conference of the Americas: Energy, environment, agriculture, and industry; Proceedings, Volume 1; PB: 796 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; HARVESTING; SHORT ROTATION CULTIVATION; HARVESTING EQUIPMENT; EVALUATION; PRODUCTIVITY; COST; TREES; PRODUCTION

Citation Formats

Stokes, B J, and Hartsough, B R. Development and analysis of SRIC harvesting systems. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Stokes, B J, & Hartsough, B R. Development and analysis of SRIC harvesting systems. United States.
Stokes, B J, and Hartsough, B R. Fri . "Development and analysis of SRIC harvesting systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/140302.
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