Analysis of rubber-tired skidder cycle times on steep-slope hardwood sites
Biller, C.J.; Baumgras, J.E.
Paper, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (86-1610): 17
Regression equations are presented to estimate cycle time for a 69 kW rubber-tired skidder operating on a steep-slope hardwood site. The machine studied operated on bulldozed skidroads, winching trees as far as 45.7 m to the skidroad. Applications of these equations demonstrate the effect of skid distance and tree volume on skidding cost.