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Digital planning of cable yarding operations

Project Leader
Kanzian Christian, Project Leader
BMLRT - Dafne 90
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Mayr-Melnhof Forsttechnik GmbH, Mayr-Melnhof-Straße 9, 8130 Frohnleiten, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Böhm Stephan, Project Staff
Simon Pierre, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Engineering
Funded by
FHP Kooperationsplattform Forst Holz Papier, Gumpendorfer Str. 6, 1061 Wien, Austria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Stubenring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
Since Pestal (1961), there have been no significant innovations in the process of cable line planning and deflection calculations. The project proposal aims to establish digital cable road planning in both training and forestry practice. The training materials to be produced will serve to supplement existing literature for planning timber harvesting in cable yarding terrain and will be made available to a broad user group, respectively. The field measurements will be used for the scientific development of algorithms and will be made available to interested machine and rope manufacturers. In addition to the introduction of digital planning, a concept for monitoring during operation will be developed.

The objectives can be summarized as follows:
(1) Reduction of the time required for planning by 80% through digital planning and route finding in cable yarding operations.
(2) Guidelines for digital cable way planning and deflection calculation
(3) Field tests and parameter evaluation for deflection calculations and algorithm development with a focus on dynamic measurements
(4) Concept development of a sensor system to monitor critical system components (supports, end mast, anchor beams) during operation
(5) Development of a database of reference data sets for scientific and practical purposes
Forest engineering;
digitization; GIS; Planning forest operations; Forest operations; cable yarding;
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