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Offline deastman

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Processor rate versus Forwarder rate
« on: April 20, 2015, 04:42:29 PM »
Let's say on a $20/ton rate to process and forward 16' to 24' pulp, what do some of you C-T-L guys figure for a percentage of that rate for the processor  versus the forwarder?  50/50, 60/40 etc
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Re: Processor rate versus Forwarder rate
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 05:41:04 PM »
Never thought about it but the harvester seems to be the all around more expensive of the two machines to run.  I'd think 70-30 with 70% for the processor  :-\  Maybe  ??? :)
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Re: Processor rate versus Forwarder rate
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 06:18:02 PM »
There is a couple guys around my area that work together but separate. They each own one machine. I think they found the numbers to be at 63/37.
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Re: Processor rate versus Forwarder rate
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 06:40:38 PM »
That's the same as I was thinking.  The processor has to do a lot more work per cord than the forwarder does and my forwarder can usually yard a little more than I can process in a day in average conditions. Thinking about adding a subcontractor with a processor to help increase production this year but then that might be too much for my forwarder to keep up with and then I would need to find a bigger forwarder. Always seems to be a vicious circle trying to balance out production with what equipment you have versus how much more you could produce if you added more or bigger equipment
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Re: Processor rate versus Forwarder rate
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 08:09:50 PM »
I've heard forwarder work time should be around 2/3 harvester time.

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Re: Processor rate versus Forwarder rate
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 08:29:06 PM »
Around here the processor rate per tonne is generally double the forwarder rate per tonne.


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