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Labour costs in diverse forest work conditions and utilization of wood harvesters

Janez Krč and Boštjan Košir (2004) Labour costs in diverse forest work conditions and utilization of wood harvesters. Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva (75). pp. 105-120. ISSN 0351-3114

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    In contemporary wood production technologies, there is an urgent demand for precise forest operation cost analyses. Some examples of cost calculation for mechanized cutting are analyzed. A new computer procedure for cost calculationis presented. The procedure enables forest operation cost calculation and analyses of productivity in different work conditions. Forest operation productivity for small and big harvesters in coniferous and deciduous stands can be selected. The program also enables analyses of influential factors which affect mechanized cutting costs. The most important influential factor is the operational degree of utilization, which is influenced by transfer of machines between work fields, size of work fields, cutting and tree volume. It is also possible to conduct sensitivity analyses of machine utilization expressed in working hours per year. Generally, sensitivity analyses showed that the labour cost differences are highest at the cutting volume of 40-50m3/ha and 0.3 m3 mean tree volume.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: mechanized cutting, cost calculation, utilization of machines, forest work conditions, machine transfer, model
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID=1437606
    Divisions: Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry > Section of Forest Techniques and Economics
    Item ID: 279
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 12:59
    Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 12:59
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/279

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