MTDC Staff, . 1983. Bitterroot Miniyarder for Light Forest Materials. 8351 2305. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 2 p.
At the request of the Bitterroot National Forest, the Missoula Technology and Development Center developed a small yarder that makes it cost effective to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels while making residues available for firewood. This tech tip highlights the features and specifications of the compact, two-drum skyline yarder that weighs only 1,600 pounds fully rigged.
Keywords: biomass, collection, forest management, fuel reduction, handling