- Equipment: Harvester Prentice 2510
- Equipment: Forwarder Prentice
- Equipment: Processor John Deere DHSP 2054
- Equipment: Feller-Buncher
- Equipment: Skidders
- Concluding remarks
In carrying logging our foresters pays close to attention to the observance of Federal Forestry requirements governing the use of powerful machinery at the cutting sites. The logging operation is regarded successful if after the end of the logging operations, including cleaning and hauling harvested forest from logging sites, the undergrowth is saved at least 75% of the plots.
Safety of young growth of apiaries is provided as follows: in the plains and mountain forests on slopes up to ∠ 10°, in winter to 70% of the plots are unused for cutting and during the snow-free period - 60%; on slopes more than ∠10° - respectively 60 and 50% is unused. Our foresters use gradual cutting and regular necessary sampling methods to preserve not only the undergrowth, but the trees that are not subject to the control room.
As you can imagine there is a lot of different terrain that our harvesters, haulers, all-terrain geo-location vehicles have to safely cross effectively and efficiently, while carrying out their work to the utmost ecological standards.
The line of equipment necessary for effective and environmentally responsible harvesting is numerous and the equipment itself is complex yet powerful and exciting. The line of equipment is prescribed by the functions needing to be performed by such equipment, starting with getting to the logging site, harvesting, processing, stockpiling them & hauling them to the wood base/sorting area.
The equipment our foresters use is the same in all regions of our operation, Ryazan, Irkutsk & Krasnoyarsk, with minor variations; while the labour to equipment ratio varies greatly due to the demands eased by infrastructure/posed by lack of infrastructure. The brands that we favoured and procured for our operation are from Prentice and John Deere and so far they have recommended themselves very well.
The Harvester Prentice 2510 is a 6x6 wheelbase harvester that allows you to perform the following operations: felling, limbing, bucking and collection in assortment packages.
The robust frame design protects the operator during collection. Another very valued and praised advantage is the cab mounted additional heating system, which comes in very handy. Arrow with area reach more than 10 meters increases productivity and reduces the amount of movement on the cutting site. The main and perhaps the most important advantage can be called a stem cutting system taking into account the price assortment and optimal parameters.
The Forwader Prentice is a high-performance collector, harvested timber transporter from a place up the road, or wood base.
With the manipulator (boom with area reach 6.93 m.) and the trolley, it carefully collects and manipulates wood for the harvester. The large wheels (tires 700 / 50h 26,5) of this machine do not violate the topsoil thanks to the low-pressure tyre and a large area of support. In severe conditions, a work piece to improve the cross-track can be installed to form a tandem axle.
The John Deere DHSP 2054 is a wood processor for bucking trees and removing branches. It is a result of collective efforts by John Deere and Hitachi. The machine is designed to work in the forest using excavation technology and is assembled in a specifically designed separate plant in Canada.
The Processor DHSP 2054 has a strengthened frame and chassis, high ground clearance (711 mm), increased fuel tank (1000 liters), allowing for longer work hours without refuelling. It features robust protection of the cabin, made in accordance with all the standards used for forest machines. In contrast to the excavators originally made to be excavators and then adapted to work in the woods, John deer’s tracked vehicles DHSP 2054 was right from its inception was designed as a machine made to operate in rugged woodland.
The Feller-Buncher (VPM) John Deere is for the technological cycle of logging in the whip. The purpose of this machine is to provide directional tree felling and stacking packs for subsequent forest skidding.
The high performance VPM John Deere largely depends on its ability to move in difficult ground conditions. Its great traction allows the machine to easily manoeuvre through the rocky and hilly terrain. A specially designed to work in the forest chassis permits the machine to be fully protected from damage and its robust tracks easily overcome all challenges presented by difficult terrain.
The skidders from John Deere main purpose are skidding trees from harvesting sites to the place of sorting site or to the wood base.
The high performance of the new models of skidders from John Deere is the result of the right combination of design solutions. Excellent balance between weight and power of the machine are a large driving force, a centralized system of hydraulics enable simultaneous use of multiple functions while using a claw machine. Successful balancing machines and shifting the centre of gravity in the front part allows the tractor to travel long climbs when hauling heavy loads of trees.
Our foresters check their equipment for faults and make regular safety checks, their engineering personnel is able to swiftly fix any issues if they occurr. Our foresters work closely with local distributor and representatives of John Deers in the Russian Federation and we always remain on the look-out for new technological solutions that permit us to attain higher environmental-aesthetical and economical value.
We hope you have had a pleasant read and now feel assured that you are in safe hands, at least that is what we want you to feel. No harshness of Siberian climate, no rigidity and difficulties in doing our work well and responsibly, will prevent us from attaining our goals.
Continue reading at the sawing process article from the processing section.