Year 2015, Volume 1 , Issue 1, Pages 34 - 40 2015-06-01

Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch

H.Hulusi Acar [1] , Saliha Unver Okan [2] , Kemal Ucuncu [3]


In forestry, it is important that wood production activity, which intervenes most with the ecosystem, should be performed by a minimum quality and quantity losses on wood, along with minimum damage to residual stand. Besides, it is also of a great importance that the operation should be done ergonomically. In this study, the use of an integrated system that consists of a portable winch and chute system was evaluated in the uphill yarding of logs in a mountainous terrain. The average speed of uphill yarding using a portable winch was 14.97 m/min and the productivity was calculated as an average of 5.92 m3/hour. Statistically, it was determined that the log volume and winching time were the main factors that affect the productivity. Also, it was found that the size of the log and skidding distance are effective on winching time. Moreover, it was confirmed that the speed of uphill yarding did not change significantly considering the different volumes of logs. The portable winch, which has a reasonable price that can be afforded by forestry workers, is productive, environmentally friendly, and multi-purposed equipment. This system combining log chute and portable winch has provided an important alternative by which logging operation can be done easily in an ergonomic way and forest managements can fulfil their duties within the course of planned time without any setbacks.


Portable winch, Chute system, Uphill yarding, Productivity, Mountainous terrain
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Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Author: H.Hulusi Acar
Institution: Karadeniz Technical University
Country: Turkey


Author: Saliha Unver Okan

Author: Kemal Ucuncu

Dates

Publication Date : June 1, 2015

Bibtex @research article { ejfe281336, journal = {European Journal of Forest Engineering}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-5637}, address = {}, publisher = {Forest Engineering and Technologies Platform}, year = {2015}, volume = {1}, pages = {34 - 40}, doi = {}, title = {Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch}, key = {cite}, author = {Acar, H.Hulusi and Unver Okan, Saliha and Ucuncu, Kemal} }
APA Acar, H , Unver Okan, S , Ucuncu, K . (2015). Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch. European Journal of Forest Engineering , 1 (1) , 34-40 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/5186/281336
MLA Acar, H , Unver Okan, S , Ucuncu, K . "Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch". European Journal of Forest Engineering 1 (2015 ): 34-40 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/5186/281336>
Chicago Acar, H , Unver Okan, S , Ucuncu, K . "Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch". European Journal of Forest Engineering 1 (2015 ): 34-40
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ISNAD Acar, H.Hulusi , Unver Okan, Saliha , Ucuncu, Kemal . "Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch". European Journal of Forest Engineering 1 / 1 (June 2015): 34-40 .
AMA Acar H , Unver Okan S , Ucuncu K . Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch. Eur J Forest Eng. 2015; 1(1): 34-40.
Vancouver Acar H , Unver Okan S , Ucuncu K . Assessment on Uphill Yarding with the Combination of Log Chute and Portable Winch. European Journal of Forest Engineering. 2015; 1(1): 40-34.