Recent Research Publications
"The Effect of Customer–Contractor Alignment in Forest Harvesting Services on Contractor Profitability and the Risk for Relationship Breakdown"
“Characterizing Rigging Crew Proximity to Hazards on Cable Logging Operations Using GNSS-RF: Effect of GNSS Positioning Error on Worker Safety Status”
“Forestry Best Management Practices Relationships with Aquatic and Riparian Fauna: A Review”
“Can Biomass Quality Be Preserved through Tarping Comminuted Roadside Biomass Piles?”
“Comparison of productivity and cost depending on slope when forwarding short length logs with small Japanese forwarders”
Adapting Roads To Climate Change
Forest road resources are predicted to be vulnerable to climate change
Research Results - Productivity Of Stump Harvesting For Fuel
Trying to find wood to use as an energy source is becoming more challenging. One potential source is stump wood. This article looks at the productivity of the equipment used in the harvesting of stump wood.
Future Trends In Truck Design
This Austroads publication gives insight into the way technology is moving with truck transport.
Hydrostatic Transmission In Trucks?
MAN has introduced the HydroDrive to increase traction for off-road applications such as roads construction or log haulage.
New Publication - Timber Transport Best Practice Guide
The Timber Transport Forum of the UK has produced a guide to minimise the impact of timber traffic on roads and neighbouring communities.
Forest Roads - Crusher Buckets From Mb Make Onsite Material Processing Easier
Eliminate the problems associated with over-size material with this excavator mounted crusher.
Forest Road Maintenance - Selecting Dust Suppressants And Stabilisers
FPInnovations has released a handbook to help assist with the selection of dust suppressants and stabilisers.
Forest Roads - Tool For Estimating Road Costs
Virginia Tech has produced a tool to calculate the costs of road construction, maintenance, and closure of forest roads and skid trails.
Logging And Road Best Management Practices Manual For Protecting Water Quality
The Maine Department of Conservation – Forest Service has a free-for-download publication that recommends best practices for protecting water quality in forests.