A case study of the influence of log deck configurations on loading with a self-loading log truck Public Deposited

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  • Intensive forest management requires efficient logging techniques to remain economical. Commercial thinnings and shorter rotations increase piece count inversely to piece size. Continued research aimed toward effective log handling processes is essential. The purpose of this study was to evaluate one case of a self-loading log truck (integral loader and truck) working in various decking configurations and piece sizes. Data obtained by the multimoment time study method where analyzed by multiple regression techniques. Loading production rates were determined from regression equations with the remainder of the total loading time computed by averages from 90 observations. Decking configurations were compared on a productivity basis. This study found excessive varation in loading times for large diameter logs. In small diameters, specific decking configurations reduced total loading times up to 20 percent. The results supported decking parallel to the road when visibility was good. Pre-sorting decks was found to be significant. Suggestions requiring additional research were made to better quantify the study method and economic limits.
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