FORMEC 2012 Forest Engineering - Concern, Knowledge and Accountability in Today’s Environment, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 4 - 06 June 2012, vol.1, pp.1-6
Timber harvesting is a difficult, dangerous and expensive operation. A suitable machine power should be used for economic and safety work. In past decades, few number of skyline yarders have been bought from abroad companies and used. But, approximately all of them have been completed their economical life and out of order. Today, there is not any skyline yarder for primer wood transportation in Turkey.
These machines can be manufactured by local companies in Turkey. However technical qualification of the skyline yarder such as effective working distance, hauling capacity power and cost ext. must be determined. This study was prepared for determining the technical qualification of the model skyline yarder which is useful for Eastern Blacksea region in Turkey.
Forest sites topographical features, forest road network layout, forest stand types, average skidding distance, average weight of harvested logs, average log volumes and numbers of per collecting points will be investigated for model skyline yarder. The skyline yarder features can be configured according to investigation results.
There is an important market potential in Turkish forestry. If an appropriate skyline yarder can be manufactured lower cost, foresters produce lower cost logs.