Year 2017, Volume 3 , Issue 2, Pages 72 - 77 2017-12-31

Productivity Analysis of Chute System integrated with Portable Winch and Synthetic Rope for Uphill Logging Operation

Neşe GÜLCİ [1] , Abdullah E. AKAY [2] , Orhan ERDAŞ [3] , H. Hulusi ACAR [4]


Timber extraction activities are generally conducted by using traditional logging methods that involve little or no mechanization. In recent decade, plastic chute systems have been employed as alternative method during timber extraction. There is an increasing interest in implementing chute system because this alternative method reduce the value and volume loss of timber and minimize the total time of logging operation. Even though chute system had been used to extract small size timber in the early times, it has been employed to transport large size logs in recent years. In previous studies, chute system was analyzed during downhill transportation of wood products by gravity force. In this study, chute system integrated with portable winch was developed to haul large logs uphill direction. Besides, synthetic tope was used instead of steel rope in order to reduce weight of the system. The chute system was tested in a harvesting operation take place in Çınarpınar Forest Enterprise Chief in the border of Kahramanmaraş Forest Regional Directorate in Turkey. Productivity of the uphill logging operation was examined for three chute distances (36 m, 48 m, 60 m) at three ground slope classes (30%, 50%, 70%). The results indicated that the highest productivity (7.00m3/hr) was reached at the shortest chute system with 30% slope. The main factors that effect productivity was total time of winching logs uphill within chute system. It was found that chute system integrated with portable winch was more economic, practical, and efficient method comparing with traditional logging methods.

Logging, chute system, portable winch, synthetic rope
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Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Author: Neşe GÜLCİ (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey


Author: Abdullah E. AKAY
Country: Turkey


Author: Orhan ERDAŞ
Country: Turkey


Author: H. Hulusi ACAR

Dates

Publication Date : December 31, 2017

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APA Gülci̇, N , Akay, A , Erdaş, O , Acar, H . (2017). Productivity Analysis of Chute System integrated with Portable Winch and Synthetic Rope for Uphill Logging Operation . European Journal of Forest Engineering , 3 (2) , 72-77 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/32269/370634
MLA Gülci̇, N , Akay, A , Erdaş, O , Acar, H . "Productivity Analysis of Chute System integrated with Portable Winch and Synthetic Rope for Uphill Logging Operation" . European Journal of Forest Engineering 3 (2017 ): 72-77 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/32269/370634>
Chicago Gülci̇, N , Akay, A , Erdaş, O , Acar, H . "Productivity Analysis of Chute System integrated with Portable Winch and Synthetic Rope for Uphill Logging Operation". European Journal of Forest Engineering 3 (2017 ): 72-77
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ISNAD Gülci̇, Neşe , Akay, Abdullah E. , Erdaş, Orhan , Acar, H. Hulusi . "Productivity Analysis of Chute System integrated with Portable Winch and Synthetic Rope for Uphill Logging Operation". European Journal of Forest Engineering 3 / 2 (December 2018): 72-77 .
AMA Gülci̇ N , Akay A , Erdaş O , Acar H . Productivity Analysis of Chute System integrated with Portable Winch and Synthetic Rope for Uphill Logging Operation. Eur J Forest Eng. 2017; 3(2): 72-77.
Vancouver Gülci̇ N , Akay A , Erdaş O , Acar H . Productivity Analysis of Chute System integrated with Portable Winch and Synthetic Rope for Uphill Logging Operation. European Journal of Forest Engineering. 2017; 3(2): 72-77.