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Ability of three harvesting systems to limit rutting on a clay site

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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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Reduction of stem damage by integrating skidding with delimbing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40516
Author
Légère, Glen
Date
April 2001
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Légère, Glen
Date
April 2001
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Stroke delimbers
Stem damage
Stems
Skidding
Skidders
Productivity
Logs
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 2, No. 19
Language
English
Abstract
In 2000, FERIC estimated the reduction in stem breakage and damage in a hot-logging system in which delimbing was integrated with skidding. The results showed that in a well-synchronized operation, no significant productivity loss occurs. Certain types of damage, notably those that arise at the small end of the stem, can be significantly reduced because the skidder no longer creates piles of wood at roadside before delimbing. During the study, 48% of the stems from a traditional system (with skidding and delimbing in separate phases) exhibited at least one form of damage, compared with only 27% in the integrated system.
Delimbing
Skidding
Productivity
Stem damage
Grapple skidders
Stroke delimbers
Hot logging
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Returning delimbing slash to the cutover in integrated operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40597
Author
Desrochers, Luc
Date
2002
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Desrochers, Luc
Date
2002
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Stroke delimbers
Slash
Skidders
Productivity
Operations
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 3, No. 35
Language
English
Abstract
Integration of the extraction and delimbing phases in full-tree harvesting allows the use of grapple skidders to return the delimbing slash to the cutover as soon as it is produced. In the operations FERIC observed, this handling of the slash had little or no effect on skidder and delimber productivity.
Extraction
Grapple skidders
Delimbing
Stroke delimbers
Integrated operation
Productivity
Delimbing slash
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