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Comparison of forwarder cut-to-length and skyline yarder cut-to-length
systems in a natural, eastern Oregon stand
by E. Drews, B. Hartsough, J. Doyal, and L. Kellogg
Two harvesting systems were compared for reducing fuel loadings
in overstocked conifer stands; forest managers also set a high priority
on minimizing soil disturbance. Both systems employed cut-to-length
harvesters. One used a forwarder and the other a small skyline yarder.
Both systems produced very similar and acceptable results in terms
of fuels and soil disturbance, but at different stump-to-mill costs:
$42/green ton for the forwarder versus $72/green ton for the yarder.