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Impact of harvesting machinery on soil physical parameters : evaluation of ProFor model in three main forestry regions of South Africa
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
Timber harvesting operations in plantation forestry in South Africa are rapidly being mechanised. However, movement of forest machines over the soil increases the potential for soil compaction and disturbance. In an effort ...
The use of time study, method study and GPS tracking in improving operational harvest planning in terms of system productivity and costs
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study aims to quantify the benefits of implementing an operational harvesting plan in forest harvesting operations. This is to be achieved by comparing productivity and costs from unplanned and ...