Determining the shape of the productivity function for mechanized felling and felling-processing

  title={Determining the shape of the productivity function for mechanized felling and felling-processing},
  author={Rien Visser and Raffaele Spinelli},
  journal={Journal of Forest Research},
Productivity studies in forest operations are often carried out on new equipment, or on equipment being used in new conditions. Understanding how stand and terrain parameters impact the productivity of harvesting machines is important for determining their optimum use. Such information is normally presented as a productivity or efficiency function; that is, a regression equation that best represents the data. Most studies establish that piece size is the dominant predictor that impacts overall… Expand
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