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An implementation guide for mechanized single-tree selection using 33-m trail spacing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40741
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
June 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
June 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Tree lengths
Trees
Systems
Skidders
Sampling
Selection
Productivity
Hardwoods
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 5
Language
English
Abstract
Harvesting with 33-m trail spacing was proposed by FERIC as a way to meet the quality criteria for single-tree selection in hardwood forests in Quebec's public forests. The approach is, however, applicable to any partial-cutting treatment in hardwood forests, and the method was studied in 16 operations in 2003-2004. The approach represents an acceptable compromise between protection of the residual stand and operating costs, as the productivity of the feller-bunchers using this method decreased only slightly as a result of increased travel. The operations that FERIC studied did not all meet the target quality criteria, but provided an adequate level of protection of residual stems. The method requires a certain degree of control to limit the felling of non-marked stems, and the use of evaluation criteria specially adapted to this method would facilitate its implementation.
Skid trails
Feller bunchers
Single-tree selection
Mechanical method
Productivity
Hardwoods
Tree-length systems
Delimbing
Cable skidders
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B.C. log hauling configurations: maximum weights and dimensions guide, September 2006

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub4019
Author
Jokai, Rob
Date
December 2006
Edition
40748
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Jokai, Rob
Date
December 2006
Edition
40748
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Trucks
Transport
Tractor trailer
Road transportation
Roads
Regulations
Logs
British Columbia
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 17
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) periodically publishes a guide that summarizes the maximum weights and dimensions for on-highway vehicle configurations hauling logs and operating under the British Columbia Commercial Transport Act Regulations. This latest guide supersedes all previous FERIC guides on this topic.
Logging trucks
Tractor trailer combinations
Truck configurations
Sizes and weights
Road transportation
Laws and regulations
British Columbia
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Comment améliorer l’entretien des chemins forestiers = How to improve the maintenance of forest roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8101
Author
Beland, Martin
Date
April 2006
Material Type
reprint
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Beland, Martin
Date
April 2006
Material Type
reprint
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Equipment
Road construction
Opérateur niveleuse
Series Number
OT 84
Language
French
Abstract
In response to needs identified by members of the forest industry, FERIC and CERFO developed a training program for grader operators that focuses on the recognition of road conditions and needs in order to improve the efficiency and durability of the work performed. A forest road does not require the same maintenance needs throughout its length and at the same time. As harvesting areas harvesting areas are increasingly distant from the mills, and the maintenance distances are constantly increasing. With these facts in mind, it is important to important to perform the appropriate grading at the right place and at the right time in order to optimize maintenance costs.
Abstract
Suite à des besoins identifiés par des membres de l’industrie forestière, FERIC et CERFO ont développé, pour les opérateurs de niveleuse, une formation axée sur la reconnaissance de l’état et des besoins du chemin dans le but d’améliorer l’efficacité et la durabilité du travail effectué. Un chemin forestier ne requiert pas les mêmes besoins d’entretien sur toute sa longueur et au même moment. Les secteurs de récolte étant de plus en plus loin des usines, les distances d’entretien augmentent sans cesse. Tenant compte de ces faits, il est important de réaliser le nivelage approprié au bon endroit et au bon moment afin d’optimiser les coûts d’entretien.
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Cost structure of hog fuel transportation in Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40744
Author
Forrester, Patrick
Sauder, E.A.
Desrochers, Luc
Ryans, Mark
Date
September 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Forrester, Patrick
Sauder, E.A.
Desrochers, Luc
Ryans, Mark
Date
September 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wood waste
Wood
Transport
Residues
Recovery
Productivity
Logs
Hogged fuel
Costs
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 14
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) undertook a project for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to study the transportation of hog fuel from source to consumption site. In particular, FERIC gathered information from companies engaged in the supply, transportation, or use of hog fuel through direct visits or questionnaires. This report presents the types and costs of the various modes of transportation used—specifically truck, rail, and barge—and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Fiber recovery
Wood waste
Logging residues
Hogged fuel
Transportation
Productivity
Costs
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Development of a recommended standard for off-highway, ground-based water delivery systems for Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40745
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
September 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
September 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Water
Tanks
Systems
Safety
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 13
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Resarch institute of Canada (FERIC) surveyed off-highway, ground-based water delivery systems working in Alberta wildland fire operations to develop a recommended standard for these types of systems. This report contains information useful in the design and operation of mobile water delivery equipment in support of Alberta fire operations.
Fire suppression
Wildfires
Fire management
Safety
Alberta
Water delivery systems
Tanks
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Effect of GPS hardware and differential correction choices on survey results

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40747
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Turcotte, Pierre
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Turcotte, Pierre
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Climate
WAAS
Time
Systems
Receivers
Processing
Positioning
Global positioning system (GPS)
Global positioning system (GPS)
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 15
Language
English
Abstract
Test results are presented comparing average cross-track errors obtained in kinematic mode for three GPS receivers of different price ranges using three differential-correction methods under three kinds of forest canopies. Data was collected in all weather over a three-month period and was separated by leaf-on and leaf-off conditions. All receiver/correction configurations provided average cross-track errors suitable for most forestry applications. GPS data collection practices are probably more important than the choice of receiver or correction type.
Global positioning systems (GPS)
Differential global positioning systems (DGPS)
Forestry
Accuracy
Real-time correction services
WAAS
CDGPS
Post-processing
GPS receivers
Weather
Canopy
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Essais de différents agencements de sentiers adaptés à la coupe progressive

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40444
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
April 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
April 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Softwoods
Regeneration
Productivity
Feller
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 7, No. 8
Language
French
Abstract
Coupe progressive
Abatteuses-façonneuses
Productivité
Coûts
Sentiers de débardage
Résineux
Régénération
Bois tronçonnés
Abstract
Différents agencements de sentiers ont été mis à l'essai dans le cadre d'une première intervention de coupe progressive en forêt boréale selon un procédé par bois tronçonnés. La productivité d'une abatteuse-façonneuse a été évaluée sous quatre méthodes de coupe progressive, soit avec réserve de semenciers, par mini-bandes, avec sélection rapprochée (près du sentier) et avec sélection distante (loin du sentier). La productivité de l'abatteuse-façonneuse semblait peu affectée par l'utilisation de la méthode par mini-bandes. La méthode avec sélection rapprochée était légèrement plus coûteuse, tandis que celle avec sélection distante entraînait des frais supplémentaires significatifs. Dans tous les cas, les coûts de traitement étaient proportionnels au degré d'homogénéité du couvert résiduel.
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Evaluation of three brushcutters for semi-mechanized precommercial thinning in Quebec

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40737
Author
St-Amour, Michel
Date
March 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
St-Amour, Michel
Date
March 2006
Material Type
Research report
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Thinning
Strip thinning
Productivity
Costs
Canada
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 4
Language
English
Abstract
Mechanization of precommercial thinning has increased significantly in Quebec since 2003. The development of new machines designed specifically for semi-mechanized precommercial strip thinning has contributed greatly to the implementation of this new method. FERIC conducted studies to compare the productivity and treatment costs with three different machines. Our studies demonstrated the potential for a reduction in treatment cost under easy to moderate operating conditions. However, under difficult operating conditions, the treatment cost was slightly higher than the reimbursement rate.
Brushcutters
Precommercial thinning
Strip thinning
Motor-manual method
Machine evaluation
Productivity
Costs
Eastern Canada
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FERIC guide: Spectra (r) rope for skidder mainlines

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44145
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
2006
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
2006
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Synthetics
Spectra
Skidders
Series Number
FO Guide 2006
Language
English
Abstract
Guide created in collaboration with NRC.
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spectraguide2006EN.pdf

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Grass fuel loads on linear disturbances in Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40751
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Loads
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 21
Language
English
Abstract
The difficulty of controlling a wildfire may be increased if the fire involves a linear disturbance. Cured grass allows fire to spread quickly and for extended distances. Accurately predicting fire behaviour and thus understanding possible tactics to slow or stop fire spread require a knowledge of the amount of fuel available to burn. The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) tested a technique to quickly assess grass fuel loads using a grass disc meter developed in South Africa that is used to determine a relationship between disc height and fuel load.
Fire management
Wildfires
Fuel loads
Landscape
Fire behaviour
Alberta
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