Harvesting short rotation woody crops with a shear

  • Authors: Cardoso, Wellington; Mitchell, Dana; Gallagher, Tom; and de Souza, Daniel.
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Proceedings of the Global Harvesting Technology

Abstract

A time and motion study was performed on a skid steer equipped with a 14-inch tree shear attachment. The machine was used to install initial coppice harvesting treatments on three stands across the south. The study included one willow and two cottonwood sites. The stands averaged from 2 to 4 years old. Approximately 200 trees were shear harvested from each of the stands. This paper examines the operational characteristics for the felling operation.

  • Citation: Cardoso, Wellington; Mitchell, Dana; Gallagher, Tom; and de Souza, Daniel. 2014. Harvesting short rotation woody crops with a shear. In: Proceedings of the Global Harvesting Technology, 2014 Council on Forest Engineering Annual Meeting. June 22 – 25, 2014. Moline, IL. 6 p.
  • Keywords: harvesting, felling, coppice management, SRWC
  • Posted Date: September 12, 2014
  • Modified Date: May 4, 2015
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