Live Demonstrations 2016

1 - Forest establishment

  • 1.1 Manual Patch Sowing of Silver Fir and Beech
  • 1.2 Protection measures for preventing wild animal damage (fences/gates)

2 - Young stand tending

  • 2.1 Innovative procedure for tending young stands using a Spacer
  • 2.2 Comparison of fully-mechanised thinning methods in young stands

3.1 Tree harvest – UXO contaminated areas, coniferous long stems

  • 3.1.1 Mechanised tree harvest on UXO contaminated areas
  • 3.1.2 Careful mechanised coniferous long stem harvest
  • 3.1.3 Harvesting trees in small private forests:
    Combined procedure: Interaction between motor-manual felling, thick wood wheeled harvester and forwarder, skid trail spacing 25 - 40 m

3.2 Harvesting trees in mature stands with natural regeneration 

  • 3.2.1 Semi-mechanized felling of thick hardwoods in a combined technique using a digital warning system – Felling of foliaged trees with diameters between 40 to 60 cm (breast height) on sensitive sites
  • 3.2.2 Mechanised standing tree harvest in mixed stands using the Atlas Kern T 40 harvester and removal using forwarder/clam bunk
  • 3.2.3 Mechanised standing tree harvest in mixed stands using the Raptor Harvester and removal using forwarder/clam bunk

3.3 Harvesting trees on sensitive sites

  • 3.3.1 Mechanised harvesting where access trail spacing is wide: useful equipment for partially-autonomous groups using an unmanned radio-controlled tracked skidder
  • 3.3.2 Skidding operations with the Big Foot forwarder
  • 3.3.3 Forwarder with modified wheels for wet terrain
  • 3.3.4 Horizontal stem transport using the mountain harvester; preliminary concentration of full trees at the ropeway using the unmanned tracked vehicle; using the excavator yarder
  • 3.3.5 Short wood skidding using the level terrain yarder

3.4 Harvesting trees on slopes 

  • 3.4.1 Mechanised harvesting with external traction cable winch on transitional terrain (up to approx. 50 % gradient)
  • 3.4.2 Harvesting trees on slopes in small private forests:
    Motor-manual thinning; transporting wood with small cable car; pulling and piling using the forwarding trailer

3.5 Energy wood harvest

  • 3.5.1 Delimbing tree crowns for nutrient conserving wood chip production

4.1 Spotlight topic: driving on sensitive sites

  • 4.1.1 Soil conservation in the tree harvesting process chain  (planning → technology selection → contracting→ preparation → machine organisation → site approval) - focus topic: categorization, selection and application of forest tracks
  • 4.1.2 PrAllCon-dynamic – vehicle ground contact area pressure
  • 4.1.3 Project: Automatic wheel load control "RaLaReg" for improved soil conservation and trafficability of skid trails for forest machines 
  • 4.1.4 Skid trails: where soil conservation, technology, ecology and forest aesthetics meet 
  • 4.1.5 Supporting operational tasking for traction cable winches on slopes 

4.2 Spotlight topic: Work safety

  • 4.2.1 Quick help in the forest: rescue chain and forest emergency call
  • 4.2.2 Adventure trail: yellow lens glasses for improved vision, safe helmet visors 

4.3 Spotlight topic: Logistics

  • 4.3.1 The General Raw Wood Trade Agreement, Photo-optics and Drone technology – innovative technologies for wood sorting and metrics
  • 4.3.2 Adjusting harvester measurements on a (8-wheel) harvester for quality assurance; using harvester data to support wood logistics

4.4 Spotlight topic: Forest access

  • 4.4.1 Planning forest access trails using laser rangefinder technology – D-GNSS based planning and documentation 
  • 4.4.2 Quality assurance and efficiency enhancement in mechanised development of forest stands using laser rangefinder technology with D-GNSS based planning and documentation
  • 4.4.3 GPS-based access trail planning and documentation
  • 4.4.4 Trail management with the hydraulic R2015 machine and trench digger
  • 4.4.5 Automated trail condition survey

4.5 Spotlight topic: Vocational training, advanced training

  • 4.5.1 Key topics and contents of vocational training courses for certified Forest Machine Operators using the harvester simulator
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