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Magnusson, Anders, 2011. Ekonomisk värdering av användandet av underbett på timmerbilar. Second cycle, A1E. Umeå: SLU, Dept. of Forest Resource Management



Holmen Skog has in some places in their operation area access to timber trucks with centre mounted scrapers. They make transportation more flexible and reduce reliance on contractors for road maintenance. The trucks with centre mounted scrapers have a higher tare weight, making them less productive and therefore they receive compensation with a 0.75 % increase on transportation price.

The purpose of this study was to investigate what actions a timber truck with centre mounted scraper can perform with acceptable quality in winter, and to examine if it is an economically profitable solution for the truck operator and charterer.

The study was done in three stages; interviews, performance analysis of the transportations carried out and an economic analysis with the help of Sven Erik Gilles spreadsheet tool. The study included the districts Delsbo and Hudiksvall. Data for the study included three years to reduce the seasonal effect.

In the study it was concluded that trucks with centre mounted scrapers primarily were used for clearing ice from roads, they also replace some sanding when the road is roughened and gravel material is brought to the surface. Among the advantages, the short time between identifying a need to performing an action was mentioned. The main disadvantage was considered to be the increase in tare weight. The performance analysis of transportations carried out showed that the trucks with a centre mounted scraper had served a larger number of unique timber orders than a conventional self loading timber truck. The economic analysis showed that current reimbursement does not fully cover the revenue loss incurred by having a centre mounted scraper.

The way the study was carried out it was not possible to economically evaluate the benefits of having a timber truck with a centre mounted scraper. Because of that it could not give an unequivocal answer to the question if there is an economically profitable concept for the charterer and the truck operator.

Main title:Ekonomisk värdering av användandet av underbett på timmerbilar
Authors:Magnusson, Anders
Supervisor:Wästerlund, Iwan
Examiner:Fjeld, Dag
Series:Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik
Volume/Sequential designation:338
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:SY001 Forest Science - Master's Programme 300 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Keywords:hyvelblad, timmerbil, underbett, timmertransport
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry production
Forest engineering
Deposited On:25 Aug 2011 05:58
Metadata Last Modified:07 Oct 2012 15:54

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