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Ponsse forwarder loading

Ponsse 8-wheeler Wisent forwarder loading during thinning operations in Joensuu, Finland

Ponsse harvester- multi-stem processing

Ponsse Scorpion harvester with a multi-stem processing harvester head in action during thinning operation in Joensuu, Finland


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What is TECH4EFFECT about? Use data and technolog to grow and harvest more wood, with less environmental impact, safer for workers and cheaper!

Fuel economy tests – harvesters

In August LUKE, CNR-IVALSA and PONSSE successfully conducted field trials near Jyväskylä, Finland, on the efficiency of cut-to-length harvesting machines in cooperation with a contractor and their operators.

The aim was to reduce the fuel consumption of harvesters during cut-to-length operations by applying various technical settings to the machines, like idle times, engine settings and fine-tuning of hydraulic power supply components. A team of three to seven researchers, three operators and representatives of the manufacturer was working on site, collecting lots of measurements, study data and video material. Three different PONSSE harvesters were studied but similar measures can then also be applied for other machine types, such as forwarders used in timber extraction.

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Forwarder on steep slope – loading

Forwarder on steep slope (up to 50%) supported by traction winch – TECH4EFFECT excursion day to Austrian federal forest (ÖBf) operation near Salzburg