Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 1, Pages 7 - 13 2020-06-26

Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting

Abdullah Emin AKAY [1] , Ebru BİLİCİ [2] , İnanç TAŞ [3] , Hüseyin Eren FINDIK [4]


In this study, the productivity of front-end loader (Liebherr L 514 Stereo), which is one of the most used mechanized harvesting equipment in the production of forest products, was analyzed using time-study method. Factors influencing loader productivity were also evaluated by statistical analysis. Time measurements were carried out during forest harvesting operations in Topçam Forest Enterprise Chief in the city of Giresun. The results indicated that the most time-consuming stage of the loading operation was moving loaded to the logging truck, followed by moving unloaded to the side of the logs. According to the results, the average productivity of the loader was 34.27 m3/hr. Correlation test results showed that there was a positive correlation between productivity and log diameter and log volume, while there was no significant relationship between productivity and log length. The regression model developed with respect to the loader's productivity and specified log parameters (i.e. log diameter and log volume) was found to be significant and adequately explained the productivity of the loader. It was found that there was a significant relation between loader productivity and diameter classes and volume classes. It was also found that loader productivity increased as log diameter and log volume increases.
Forest harvesting, mechanized loading, front-end loader, productivity
  • Acar, H.H., Senturk, N., 2000. Mechanization in wood production operations in mountainous forest area, Journal of Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University, Sery: B, (46):77-94.
  • Akay, A.E., Yuksel, A., Reis, M., Tutus, A., 2007. The impacts of ground-based logging equipment on forest soil, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 16(3):371-376.
  • Carus, S., 2002. Comparison of some volume formulas regarding the stem, segments and fractions of the stem, Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Forestry Journal, Seri A, (1):101-114.
  • Coskun, K., Eroglu, H., Özkaya, M.S., Çetiner K., Bilgin, F., 2010. An assessment in terms of mechanization of timber harvesting operations in Artvin Forest Regional Directorate, 3. National Blacksea Forestry Congress, 20-22 May, Artvin.
  • Eker, M., Acar, H.H., 2006. Development of annual operational planning model for timber harvesting, Suleyman Demirel University, Institute of Science Journal, 10-2:235-248.
  • Eroglu, H., 2012. Effects of different logging techniques on forest soil compaction at mountainous terrain, Artvin Çoruh University Faculty of Forestry Journal, 13(2):213-225.
  • Javadpour, A., 2006. Productivity and cost analysis of skidding and loading in designed and roadside landing, Msc Thesis, Guilan University, Iran, 85 p.
  • Karaman, A., 1991. Investigating time, productivity, and cost of Liebher 902 during loading and piling of logs in forest depots. Msc Thesis, Trabzon. 103 p.
  • Kewilaa, B., Tehupeiory, A., 2015. Effects of working time and the volume and weight of timber on productivity of log loader caterpillar type 966F and WL 980C. Wood Research Journal, 6(1):8-13.
  • Kovácsová, P., Antalová, M., 2010. Precision forestry - definition and technologies. Journal of Forestry Society of Croatia, 134(11-12):603-611.
  • Naghdi. R., 2005. Investigation and comparison of two harvesting systems: tree length and cut-to-length method in order to optimize road network planning in Neka, Iran. PhD Thesis, Tarbiat Modares University Tehran, 177 p.
Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-6558-9029
Author: Abdullah Emin AKAY
Institution: BURSA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0532-0890
Author: Ebru BİLİCİ
Institution: Giresun University
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4504-6876
Author: İnanç TAŞ (Primary Author)
Institution: BURSA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, .
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-6767-470X
Author: Hüseyin Eren FINDIK
Institution: BURSA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : June 26, 2020

Bibtex @research article { ejfe713860, journal = {European Journal of Forest Engineering}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-5637}, address = {}, publisher = {Forest Engineering and Technologies Platform}, year = {2020}, volume = {6}, pages = {7 - 13}, doi = {10.33904/ejfe.713860}, title = {Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting}, key = {cite}, author = {Akay, Abdullah Emin and Bi̇li̇ci̇, Ebru and Taş, İnanç and Fındık, Hüseyin} }
APA Akay, A , Bi̇li̇ci̇, E , Taş, İ , Fındık, H . (2020). Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting . European Journal of Forest Engineering , 6 (1) , 7-13 . DOI: 10.33904/ejfe.713860
MLA Akay, A , Bi̇li̇ci̇, E , Taş, İ , Fındık, H . "Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting" . European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 (2020 ): 7-13 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/53754/713860>
Chicago Akay, A , Bi̇li̇ci̇, E , Taş, İ , Fındık, H . "Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting". European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 (2020 ): 7-13
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting AU - Abdullah Emin Akay , Ebru Bi̇li̇ci̇ , İnanç Taş , Hüseyin Fındık Y1 - 2020 PY - 2020 N1 - doi: 10.33904/ejfe.713860 DO - 10.33904/ejfe.713860 T2 - European Journal of Forest Engineering JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 7 EP - 13 VL - 6 IS - 1 SN - -2149-5637 M3 - doi: 10.33904/ejfe.713860 UR - https://doi.org/10.33904/ejfe.713860 Y2 - 2020 ER -
EndNote %0 European Journal of Forest Engineering Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting %A Abdullah Emin Akay , Ebru Bi̇li̇ci̇ , İnanç Taş , Hüseyin Fındık %T Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting %D 2020 %J European Journal of Forest Engineering %P -2149-5637 %V 6 %N 1 %R doi: 10.33904/ejfe.713860 %U 10.33904/ejfe.713860
ISNAD Akay, Abdullah Emin , Bi̇li̇ci̇, Ebru , Taş, İnanç , Fındık, Hüseyin . "Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting". European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 / 1 (June 2020): 7-13 . https://doi.org/10.33904/ejfe.713860
AMA Akay A , Bi̇li̇ci̇ E , Taş İ , Fındık H . Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting. Eur J Forest Eng. 2020; 6(1): 7-13.
Vancouver Akay A , Bi̇li̇ci̇ E , Taş İ , Fındık H . Productivity Analysis of Front-end Loader in Timber Harvesting. European Journal of Forest Engineering. 2020; 6(1): 7-13.