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.

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

Excel 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)

Excel 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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Green Ton Converter
Green Ton Converter

Web-based Application

A web application allowing convertion between $/green ton and $/dry ton. This converter was developed in cooperation with the Forest Business Network and is hosted on the Forest Business Network website.

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Machine Rate Calculator
Machine Rate Calculator

Excel Spreadsheet

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

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