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Summary

Fuel cost is a major factor when operating forestry machines, and it is important for conscientious owners to maximize the value of this necessary expense. The purpose of this study is to identify the impact of the rapid cycle system (RCS) on fuel consumption and productivity. RCS automation technology is one of the options offered on John Deere’s 900MH and 900M series of harvesters, and is standard on the 800M and 900M series. For the purposes of this study, the functions used by the operator are all boom functions accessed via a single joystick. The feller head trajectory runs parallel to the ground even on slopes. Additional functions are available on feller bunchers.

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