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.
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
Forest Residues Transportation Costing Model (FoRTSv5)
A spreadsheet calculator designed to help you compare alternative methods of moving biomass from a forest to wood-using facility.
General Ground-Based Harvesting System Analysis (GenHarModel)
Excel spreadsheet for estimating total system cost based on stand characteristics, felling, skidding, processing, loading, roads and hauling, and operational factors.
Machine Rate Calculator
A spreadsheet template to analyze system balance, production rates, and costs.