Their results also indicate that harvest intensity affects grapple skidding productivity but not cable skidding productivity.
A total of 300 cycles for chainsaw felling and 150 cycles for cable skidding were observed in the field.
ijklmn] = nth observation of the elemental times, cycle time, or hourly production of cable skidding,
5 stems per turn while volume per turn for cable skidding ranged from 29.
Cable skidding delay was only observed 24 times during the field study.
Hourly productivity of cable skidding was between 80 ft.
Estimates of hourly costs of chainsaw felling and cable skidding were computed using the machine rate method (Miyata 1980).
Skidding cycle time and travel loaded time as well as cable skidding productivity were primarily affected by turn payload but skidding distance was another major factor that also influenced elemental times and productivity.