The fuel consumption of equipment during forest harvesting operations is still not well known and existing measurement technologies are largely untested. Considering forest industry’s need, many countries have developed and compared tools to quantify, control and analyse fuel consumption to create suitable analysis methods. Despite environmental and economic concerns on the fuel consumption of various harvesting machines due to emissions and increasing fuel costs, there are not many studies available on this topic. This bulletin aimed to collect the relevant information through reviewing previous studies in different countries.
Industry Bulletin - Australian Forest Operations Research Alliance (AFORA) / Vol. 15, pp.1-4