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Event report – TECH4EFFECT at FORMEC 2019

This year marks the 52th edition of the symposium ‘Forestry Mechanization’ or FORMEC as it is more commonly know which was held together with the 42th edition of the Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) in Sopron, Hungary from October 6th to 9th.     This year TECH4EFFECT had its’ own session which was held on […]

Newsletter October 2019

Just out! Read our latest newsletter:   TECH4EFFECT NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2019 FORMEC 2019 in Sopron/Hungary Publication: Winch-assisted forwarders on steep terrain under real working conditions Publication: Effects of intensified silviculture on timber production and its economic profitability under changing climatic conditions Publication: Sustainability impacts of increased forest biomass feedstock supply Deliverable: Identifying and extending key […]

Publication: Winch-Assisted Forwarders on Steep Terrain under Real Working Conditions

Winch-assisted forwarders are more and more in use to extract wood on challenging terrain.  In this BOKU study, the tensile force and the machine tilt of two winch-assisted forwarders were observed under real working conditions to assess safety risks. Read about the results in this CROJFE publication, which is now available open access: Read the […]

TECH4EFFECT session at FORMEC!

At this years’ FORMEC in Sopron, Hungary, there is a whole session focusing on TECH4EFFECT research! Check our events page for more details and visit the ‘International Symposium on Forest Mechanisation’ from 6-9 October. Registration is still open!

26-27 October 2019, Forestalia, Piacenza, Italy

Forestalia is THE forestry trade fair in Italy, located in Piacenza from 26-27 of October 2019. This year will feature not only machine demonstrations and exhibitions, but also a TECH4EFFECT seminar organised by CNR-IVALSA and CONAIBO. Keep checking our updates for more info!

Towards more sensitive forest operations– TECH4EFFECT conducted field trials with forwarders and flotation tracks

The TECH4EFFECT (Knowledge and Technologies for Effective Wood Procurement) project successfully conducted field trials near Rautavaara, Finland, on the impacts of different tracks and machines on the soil. The field tests were conducted during the last week of June 2019 by the project partners Luke, NIBIO and Ponsse in cooperation with contractors and their operators […]

Publication: Effects of intensified silviculture on timber production and its economic profitability under changing climatic conditions

The aim of this study by Routa et al. from LUKE was to examine how intensified silviculture affects timber production and its economic profitability based on forest ecosystem model simulations. The study was conducted on Norway spruce and Scots pine stands located on medium-fertile upland forest sites under middle boreal conditions in Finland, under current […]

Publication: Sustainability impacts of increased forest biomass feedstock supply

Sustainably managed forests provide renewable raw material that can be used for primary/secondary conversion products and as biomass for energy generation. Tuomasjukka et al from EFI evaluated the economic, environmental and social sustainability impacts of making the potentially available timber available with current and technologically improved value chains. Their publication ‘Sustainability impacts of increased forest […]

T4E Bucking App ready for download

Two years of development and a lot of testing by Latschbacher and the Institute of Forest Engineering of BOKU led to this mobile device based application for value-optimized motor-manual bucking. Get our T4E Bucking App now for free from GooglePlay Store! More information in our Results section! http://www.tech4effect.eu/results/bucking-app/

Field test: Controlling of cable yarding operations

BOKU and Konrad are working on enabling advanced operation progress monitoring and performance evaluation through pooling sensor information on cable yarders. The first field test has taken place during a downhill yarding operation with a Konrad Mounty 4000 yarder to test the system under real-life conditions, contributing to work package 3 – harvesting. Stay informed […]