MTDC Staff, . 1981. Clearwater Yarder Operator's Manual. 8151 2602. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 18 p.
This manual provides information for operating and maintaining the Clearwater Yarder, a small cable yarding system that was developed by the Missoula Technology and Development Center. The three-drum yarder weighs 13,000 pounds, can pull loads weighing up to 3,500 pounds, and has maximum line speeds of 1,000 feet per minute. It can operate on steep slopes and at yarding distances of up to 800 feet. The manual includes 17 sheets of the mechanical drawings that detail how the yarder is constructed. Full-size drawings are available from the Missoula Technology and Development Center in Missoula, MT.
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