Mechanical Control Technology Development: Demonstration of Utility of HARVEST Model,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The HARVEST computer model was developed under the Mechanical Control Technology area of the APCRP. This past year, algorithms to calculate the total cost of a mechanical harvesting operation, including the determination of the optimum number of trucks needed for land disposal, have been added. Changes to allow simulation of all commercially available harvesting systems have also been implemented. This paper briefly describes the utility of the model in its present form. The HARVEST model has been described elsewhere so only a brief discussion of the model will be presented. Recent modifications and additions to the model are also described and a demonstration of the utility of the model in its present form is presented.