Tools

Our research unit has developed a number of computer programs to assist in the planning and analysis of forest operations. Most of these were developed as DOS applications and are not currently supported. As new versions of software become available, they will be posted on this page. If you have any questions about any of these older programs, please contact the unit.

Cash Flow Calculator
Cash Flow Calculator

A spreadsheet to calculate discounted cash flow cost for a single machine on a before tax or after tax basis.

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Machine Rate Calculator: A Modified Approach
Machine Rate Calculator: A Modified Approach

Excel spreadsheet for estimating logging costs within the context of the adjusted equipment life, maintenance costs and fuel consumption. Please fill out the Machine Rate Calculator survey

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Forest Residues Transportation Costing Model (FoRTSv5)
Forest Residues Transportation Costing Model (FoRTSv5)

Spreadsheet

A spreadsheet calculator designed to help you compare alternative methods of moving biomass from a forest to wood-using facility.

FoRTSv5 Documentation →

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General Ground-Based Harvesting System Analysis (GenHarModel)
General Ground-Based Harvesting System Analysis (GenHarModel)

Spreadsheet

Excel spreadsheet for estimating total system cost based on stand characteristics, felling, skidding, processing, loading, roads and hauling, and operational factors.

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Machine Rate Calculator
Machine Rate Calculator

Spreadsheet

A spreadsheet template to analyze system balance, production rates, and costs.

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