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The use of high flotation tires for skidding in wet and/or steep terrain

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43287
Author
Heidersdorf, E.
Mellgren, P.G.
Date
1984
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Heidersdorf, E.
Mellgren, P.G.
Date
1984
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
48 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Performance
Logging
Machinery
Evaluation
Steep slopes
Tires
Skidders
Skidding
Soft soil
Language
English
Abstract
In an effort to improve the flotation and mobility of off-road vehicles on the low strength soils which underlie large portions of the forest area throughout Canada, FERIC initiated a search for a dependable high-flotation tire which could be used to improve the performance of existing logging machines. This report describes the four-year testing and development program, and the performance of skidders equipped with wide, high flotation tires on both soft and on steep terrain. The advantages and disadvantages of these tires are summarized.
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