PFInnovations conducting study on expected range of operability

Determining stability of harvesting equipment on steep slopes

FPInnovations Blog
February 1, 2018

An increase in ground-based steep-slope harvesting brings the need for a greater understanding of how machines can operate safely and efficiently on steep terrain. FPInnovations, as part of its Steep Slope Initiative, recently conducted a study to investigate the sensitivity of different operating positions for non-tilting and tilting machines, and to propose a methodology for determining safe operating parameters. The objectives of the study were to determine the expected operability range of both a non-tilting and tilting feller-buncher for a range of conditions based on stability, and to evaluate the influence of traction line orientation on machine stability.

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