PREBUNCHING TO REDUCE HELICOPTER LOGGING COSTS

This paper describes one effort to quantify rates and costs of helicopter production for thinning young-growth Douglas-fir in Oregon. The logs in a small sale (21 acres) were skidded to landings within the sale area by horses (prebunching), and then flown about 2,400 feet across a steep canyon by helicopter. The helicopter moved about 5,050 board feet per flight-hour and 3,320 board feet per total work-hour.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of American Foresters

    1016 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Dykstra, D P
    • Aulerich, D E
    • Henshaw, J R
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 362-364
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM