Productivity and costs of Feller-Buncher and forest processor in stands of Eucalyptus in first cut
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Simões, Danilo [UNESP]
Fenner, Paulo Torres [UNESP]
Esperancini, Maura Seiko Tsutsui [UNESP]
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The rationalization of forest harvesting and minimization costs is a constant search by the managers involved in this process, making them decide practices which are economically viable to optimize that operation. This study aimed to evaluate technically and economically the performance of feller-buncher and the forest processor in stands of Eucalyptus in first cut. The technique analysis included time and movements, productivity, efficiency operational and mechanical availability. The economic analysis included the parameters operational cost, harvesting cost and energy consumption. Aiming the optimization the cost of forest harvesting, the system composed by feller-buncher and processor forest presented itself as a technically and economically viable alternative to harvesting eucalypt in first cut or stands that do not have bifurcated trees.
Forest harvest, Process optimization, Time and movements
Ciencia Florestal, v. 24, n. 3, p. 621-630, 2014.