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Efficiency and ergonomic improvements for cable yarding operations in steep terrain

Project Leader
Stampfer Karl, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Giritzer System GmbH & Co. KG, Fronau 13, 83458 Schneizlreuth, Germany.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Mayr-Melnhof Forsttechnik GmbH, Mayr-Melnhof-Straße 9, 8130 Frohnleiten, Austria.
Contact person: Ing. Johannes Loschek;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Österreichische Bundesforste AG, Unternehmensleitung, Pummergasse 10-12, 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Teufelberger Seil GesmbH, Böhmerwaldstrasse 20, 4600 Wels, Austria.
Contact person: Rudolf Kirth;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Engineering
Funded by
Teufelberger Seil GesmbH, Böhmerwaldstraße 20, 4600 Wels, Austria
Giritzer system GmbH & Co. KG, Fronau 13, 83458 Schneizlreuth, Germany
Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Adelbert Stifter Strasse 65, 1200 Wien, Austria
Austrian Forest Agency, Purkersdorf, Austria, Pummergasse 10 – 12 , 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria
Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management , Stubenring 1, A-1012 Wien, Austria
The main aim of the project is the optimization of cable yarding systems in mountainous regions. The application of synthetic ropes in installations (as guy lines for anchoring of tower yarders and intermediate supports, as well as extensions of the skyline) of tower yarders shall provide ergonomic and economic improvements. The rationalization potential by the introduction of radio controlled chokers will be investigated and the ergonomic impact shall be evaluated. An analyses of the technical reliability of the radio controlled choker systems will be carried out collateral. Time studies and heart rate measurements represent the methodical instruments and shall lead to the estimation of work force.
renewable resources; forestry engineering; forest technology; forestry;
ergonomics; forestry engineering; forest technology; forestry; radio controlled chokers; harvesting systems; synthetic ropes; renewable resources; cable yarding;

Stampfer, K., Leitner, T., Visser, R. (2009): Efficiency and ergonomic benefits of using radio controlled chokers in cable yarding.
[42nd International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization FORMEC 2009, Kostelnec nad Cernymi Iesy, Czech Republic, 21.06.2009 - 24.06.2009]

In: Prknová H. (Eds.), FORMEC 2009, 42. International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization, Proceedings, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague Faculty of Forestry And Wood Sciences Department of Forest Harvesting Czech Republic (S. 377-384) ; ISBN: 978-80-213-1939-4

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