Paper presented at the 19th IUFRO World Congress, August 1990, Montreal, Canada

Cable Yarding in Southern Africa: An Analysis of its Productivity and Possible Procedure for its Improvement

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 156, issue 1, 1991 , pages: 44–48
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1991.9629086
Author(s): R.M. de LabordeInstitute for Commercial Forestry Research, South Africa


The demand for timber in southern Africa is increasing and this is resulting in the afforestation of areas which require cable yarding when harvested. The demand for cable yarders, essentially fixed skylines, is therefore increasing rapidly. Stress is being placed on the productivity of skylines since about half the timber has a piece size of under 0,2 m3.

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