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A 3 in 1 trail system for operating on soft soils

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52894
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Costs
Forwarders
Harvesting
Skidders
Soil
Soft soil
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
Harvest operations on soft soils can be particularly challenging in order to respect site and soil disturbance guidelines as well as operational requirements. To address the challenges of operating on soft soils, FPInnovations has worked on solutions designed to reduce disturbance on weak soils while minimizing implementation and investment costs by using machines already being used in the operation.
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Ability of three harvesting systems to limit rutting on a clay site

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3839
Author
Plamondon, Jean A.
Date
February 2002
Edition
40558
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Plamondon, Jean A.
Date
February 2002
Edition
40558
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Tree lengths
Trees
Systems
Stroke delimbers
Soil
Skidders
Short wood
Rutting
Processors
Harvesting
Advantage
Soft soil
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 2, No. 46
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC compared three harvesting systems (full-tree, tree-length, and cut-to length) on a clay site in northwestern Québec. None of the systems limited rutting to below the acceptable target level; however, cut-to-length harvesting (using a three-machine system) showed slightly better results than the other two systems.
Full-tree harvesting
Tree-length systems
Cut-to-length harvesting systems
Rutting
Ground disturbance
Clay soils
Feller bunchers
Stroke delimbers
Processors
Shortwood forwarders
Grapple skidders
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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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Area occupied by roads, landings, and backspar trails for cable-yarding systems in coastal British Columbia: summary field note

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43888
Author
Henderson, Bruce
Date
October 1993
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Henderson, Bruce
Date
October 1993
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Cable logging
Yarders
Skidders
Productivity
Harvesting
Costs
British Columbia
Series Number
Field Note Cable Yarding ; FN CY 11
Language
English
Abstract
The survey objective was to describe and compare how common cable-yarding systems are currently being applied in Coastal British COlumbia with respect to access requirements. This Field Note summarizes the survey results.
Harvesting systems
SKIDDERS
Ground disturbance
PRODUCTIVITY
COSTS
BRITISH COLUMBIA
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Benefits of remote controls and dual-drum winches for skidders in partial cuts

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3924
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
October 2003
Edition
40647
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
October 2003
Edition
40647
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Winches
Skidders
Sites
Site disturbance
Safety
Productivity
Advantage
Soft soil
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 4, No. 32
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC assessed a cable skidder with a dual-drum winch and radio remote control in hardwood partial-cutting operations. Productivity increased by up to 32% depending on the technology used, and ground disturbance decreased by up to 40%. Trail occupancy and damage to residual trees also decreased (by up to 53% and 79%, respectively). Operators entered the machine significantly fewer times, thereby improving safety. Remote controls are cost-effective for any machine, but dual-drum winches are probably too costly to install on older machines.
Dual-drum winch
Remote control
Cable skidders
Productivity
Site disturbance
Safety
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Cable skidder remote winch control

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43657
Author
McPhee, J.B.
Date
1988
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
McPhee, J.B.
Date
1988
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Cable logging
Skidders
Language
English
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Comparaison entre deux débardeurs équipés de pneus larges et extra-larges

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8054
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
1994
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
1994
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Skidders
Tires
Forestry
Productivity
Soft soil
Language
French
Abstract
Spruce Falls Inc. demanda a FERIC d' étudier deux debardeurs a grappin equipes de pneus larges et extra-larges afin de comparer leur productivite de meme que la perturbation du sol liee a leur utilisation. Le Timberjack 450C (figure 1) etait chausse de pneus extra­larges de 68 po (173 cm) de largeur fabriques par Rubber Applicators Inc. Le John Deere 648 etait equipe de pneus de 50 po (127 cm) de largeur provenant de United Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd., pneus d'usage courant dans les operations de Spruce Falls. Comme les deux debardeurs possedaient par ailleurs Jes memes capacites, nous croyons que les differences observees etaient principalement attribu­ables a la difference de largeur entre les pneus. Le terrain etait plat et le drainage variait de frais a tres mouille. Les peuplements etaient composes surtout d' epinette noire avec une faible proportion de sapin et de tremble.
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Comparative study of the impact of three skidding methods on advance regeneration

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub6079
Author
Gingras, Jean-François
Cormier, Denis
Ruel, J.-C.
Pin, D.
Date
September 1991
Edition
44017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gingras, Jean-François
Cormier, Denis
Ruel, J.-C.
Pin, D.
Date
September 1991
Edition
44017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Feller
Skidders
Productivity
Regeneration
Skidding
Language
English
Abstract
FELLING
BUNCHING
SKIDDING
FELLER BUNCHERS
GRAPPLE SKIDDERS
PRODUCTIVITY
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A comparison of two skidders equipped with wide and extra-wide tires

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43977
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
1994
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
1994
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Skidders
Tires
Forestry
Productivity
Soft soil
Language
English
Abstract
Includes comparison of Timberjack 450C skidder and John Deere 648 skidder
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Converting a power-shift skidder into a harvester for commercial thinning

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40526
Author
Ewing, Roderick H.
Date
June 2001
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ewing, Roderick H.
Date
June 2001
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Thinning
Small scale
Skidders
Operations
Harvesters
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 2, No. 33
Language
English
Abstract
This report describes the key considerations when converting a used skidder into a single-grip harvester suitable for small-scale commercial thinning. The owner increased the machines's hydraulic capacity, and modified the machine's structure to support the new functions and permit bidirectional use.
Used skidders
Modifications
Single grip harvesters
Patu SH400 head
Commercial thinning
Small-scale operations
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