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Equipment Comparison

APPENDIX 3
Equipment Comparison: Costs and Productivity

Table 1 presents, for each piece of equipment in the guide, current purchase price and representative productivity rates and costs per hectare for sites in north central British Columbia. The equipment price was obtained from the supplier. Productivity rates are the result of controlled time studies (Maxwell 1989), (Hedin 1990), (Dorian 1989), and (Hunt 1992). Cost figures are estimates and should be used as a rough guide only.

Table 1. 1993 equipment costs and typical production rates


Equipment name


1993 price ($)

Productivity*
(ha/hr)

Treatment cost
($/ha)

Power disc trenchers

78,000-80,000

     

- Skidder mounted

 

range .8-1.7

average

170

     

range

135-220

- Crawler mounted

 

range .6-1.1

average

300

     

range

200-400

Leno scarifier

 

range .57-1.38

average

110

     

range

85-200

Bräcke scarifier

       

- 2 row

55,000

range .8-1.2

average

150

     

range

125-175

- 3 row

80,000

range .82

average

n/a

     

range

n/a

Bräcke 290 mounder

95,000

range n/a

average

n/a

     

range

n/a

Bräcke 390 mounder

145,000

range n/a

average

n/a

     

range

n/a

Donaren 870H 2-row

96,500

range .91

average

228

hydraulic mounder

   

range

176-263

C&S reforestation plow

6,800

range .57-.86

average

390

(ripper plow)

   

range

330-435

Eden rake

18,000

range .23-.61

average

225

(3-m skidder model)

   

range

150-300

Force rake

18,000

range .23-.61

average

225

     

range

150-300

CFE slash rake

13,900

range .40

average

n/a

     

range

200-450

Brush rake

9,000-18,000

range .21-.37

average

280

     

range

200-450

KMC mover 1100

178,550

     

KMC mover 2100

198,550

     

KMC 4-way blade

12,500

range n/a

average

n/a

KMC 6-way blade

16,500

range .30-.76

average

400

     

range

280-750

Anchor chain drag

9,000

range .64-1.66

average

125

(4 sections, medium weight)

   

range

80-175

Sharkfin (3 barrels)

18,500

range .58-1.69

average

150

     

range

100-200

Excavators

100,000-140,000

     

- patch scarify

 

range .22-.35

average

550

     

range

500-600

- mounding

 

range .15-.35

average

700

     

range

600-800

* The productivity values are given in scheduled operating hours. Production values above cannot be directly compared between implements because of differences in prime movers and site condition (e.g., powered trenchers on crawlers are often used on more difficult sites than trenchers on skidders).


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