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Downsizing skidders with high-flotation tires

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43505
Author
Novak, W.P.
Date
1988
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Novak, W.P.
Date
1988
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Costs
Fuel consumption
Machinery
Productivity
Skidders
Tires
Soft soil
Series Number
Technical Notes
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this study was to assess the potential for downsizing skidder requirements on soft ground through the use of high-flotation tires. The test was designed to compare the relative performance of a 90-kw skidder with conventional tires and chains to that of a 67-kw skidder equipped with high-flotation tires. The comparison criteria were short-and long-term productivity, fuel consumption, ground disturbance and operating costs. The trial was performed in the Abitibi region of Quebec under contract to the Ministère de l'Énergie et des ressources du Québec.
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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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