Factors That Affect Fuel Consumption and Harvesting Cost

(Dr. Tom Gallagher, Auburn University)

Project funded jointly by WSRI and the National Council on Air and Stream Improvement documents machine productivity and fuel consumption across a range of conditions and types of equipment to determine what variables impact the level of fuel consumption.

KEY FINDINGS: Presentation and FRA Technical Release 15-R-23 summarize fuel consumption data gathered from felling, skidding, and loading operations on several logging jobs throughout 14 states.