Skip header and navigation

5 records – page 1 of 1.

COFE meeting, January 14, 2016: Winch assist developments in the U.S. Pacific Northwest

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40113
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Date
February 2016
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Date
February 2016
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Winches
Harvesting
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2016 n.5
Language
English
Abstract
Traction-assist (also called winch-assist, or tethered-assist) technology for steep-slope harvesting and forest operations has increasingly been implemented worldwide over the past four to five years. Industry involvement and the need for relevant information in western Canada have dramatically expanded in the last year alone. FPInnovations attended the Western Region Council on Forest Engineering (WR.COFE) seminar in January 2016, where one of the technical sessions focused on steep-slope tethered-assist technology. More than 300 attendees received updates from an academic (Oregon State University), a manufacturer (Summit Attachment & Machinery), a contractor (Technical Forest Solutions), a regulator (Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and a cable logging specialist(Brian Tuor)
Documents

InfoNote2016N5.pdf

Read Online Download
Less detail

New Zealand steep terrain harvesting technologies with potential application in Western Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40078
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Date
2015
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Date
2015
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Steep slopes
Harvesting
Productivity
Safety
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.52
Project n.: 301010255
Language
English
Abstract
This report presents several technologies developed for steep terrain harvesting in New Zealand. The information was collected from on-site visits conducted in early 2015 by the author. Many of the innovative technologies presented here were developed under the auspices of the steep terrain program designed to improve safety and productivity in forest harvesting operations under the FFR vision of “No worker on the slope, no hand on the chainsaw”
Documents
Less detail

Winch-assist forwarder: best practice manual

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52697
Author
Donald, Ken
Boswell, Brian
Amishev, Dzhamal
Hunt, Jim
Date
December 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Donald, Ken
Boswell, Brian
Amishev, Dzhamal
Hunt, Jim
Date
December 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
69 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Steep slopes
Forwarders
Productivity
Winches
Series Number
Special publication SP-535
Language
English
ISBN
9780864885838
ISSN
19250509
Abstract
Forestry machines are constantly evolving thanks to technological advancements. As these changes happen, our best practices must change accordingly to ensure optimal safe production and efficiency. For many years, we have used various equipment to bring wood to the road, such as cable yarders, hoe chuckers, and even forwarders on semi-steep ground without the assistance of cable winches. However, there is an increasing need for forwarders to follow harvesters on steeper ground with short pitches. Logging on steeper ground with shorter slopes using winch-assist harvester/forwarder tandems has been taking place in several European countries, Australia, and South America for more than a decade. This manual contains techniques and procedures that will take you through every stage of the forwarding process, including planning, loading, travelling, handling the boom, and unloading.
Documents
Less detail

Winch-assist harvester: best practice manual

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52594
Author
Donald, Ken
Boswell, Brian
Amishev, Dzhamal
Hunt, Jim
Date
June 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Donald, Ken
Boswell, Brian
Amishev, Dzhamal
Hunt, Jim
Date
June 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
70 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Steep slopes
Harvesting
Productivity
Winches
Series Number
Special publication SP-533
Language
English
ISBN
9.78086E+12
ISSN
1925-0509
Abstract
Machines and equipment are constantly evolving thanks to technological advancements. As these changes happen, our best practices must change accordingly to ensure optimal safe production and efficiency. For many years we used tracked carrier harvesters with tilting platforms that are able to perform well in semi-steep ground without the assistance of cable winches. However, as harvesting has continued to take place on steeper ground with short pitches, large cable yarders have not been economical to use and the slopes too steep for normal conventional steep ground harvesters. Conventional type harvesters with an ability to work steeper ground with shorter slopes were needed in B.C. This style of logging has been taking place in several European countries, Australia, and New Zealand for a number of years, with equipment manufacturers from around the world now having or developing machines with computerized cable winches that work with existing conventional harvesters in such a way that they can safely perform on steeper ground. Wheeled machines are well suited as winch-assist winches as they have better contact with the ground, tend to burn less fuel, and are lighter, quieter, and smaller, creating less ground disturbance. Keeping these machines productive and cost- efficient is achieved by using best practice operating techniques along with appropriate, daily maintenance.
Documents
Less detail

Wire rope integrity in winch-assisted harvesting operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49796
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Boswell, Brian
Matute, Pamela
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Boswell, Brian
Matute, Pamela
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Steep slopes
Harvesting
Winches
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
This guide provides machine operators who work in winch-assisted harvesting operations with best practices guidelines for handling wire rope. It offers guidance on damage prevention, inspections, end connectors, storage, and rope management during harvesting operations. Following these best practices is essential in order to maximize the service life of the rope and to prevent accidents.
Documents
Less detail