South African Equipment and Systems Costing Model

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EU COST Action single machine costing model

The Costing Model was developed for the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)  Action FP0902 ('Development and harmonization of new operational research and assessment procedures for sustainable forest biomass supply') and specifically as part of WG3's mandate. It will serve the purpose of calculating harvesting machine costs per cubic meter (m3), Productive Machine Hour (PMH), Scheduled Machine Hour (SMH), day, week, month or year. The model is comprehensive and will serve the purposes of both experienced foresters and contractors alike. The model requires specific cost-related inputs from which it generates relevant costing information.

Download this model here.