Resources by Robert M. Shaffer

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A Logger's Guide to Harvest Planning
Timber harvesting is an extremely complex operation. It involves several interrelated processes carried out over a large and sometimes highly variable area, often taking several weeks or months to complete. Since pay is based on production, operational efficiency is critical. In addition, today's logging contractor must comply with numerous laws and regulations affecting every facet of his business.
May 1, 2009 420-088
Farm Tractor Logging for Woodlot Owners
Farmers performing their own timber harvest on their woodlots is common in the Scandinavian countries. Using specialized logging attachments on modified farm tractors, they often log during the winter when their normal farming operations are suspended.
May 1, 2009 420-090
A Checklist for Efficient Log Trucking
Trucking is often the most expensive phase of a timber harvesting operation, accounting for as much as 40-60 percent of the total logging cost. Numerous state and federal highway laws also make trucking the most regulated part of a logging business.
May 1, 2009 420-094