Project summary: Application of a trailer-mounted slash bundler for southern logging

  • Authors: Meadows, S.; Gallagher, T.; Mitchell, D.
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Proceedings of 2010 COFE: 33rd Annual Meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering, June 6-9, 2010, [CD-ROM]. Auburn, AL.

Abstract

The John Deere bundler was originally designed to collect material behind a cut-to-length (CTL) operation, where the biomass feedstock is distributed across the harvested site. While the occurrence of a CTL operation is common in Europe, it is rarely used in the southern United States. Southern logging typically involves a tree-length operation, where the whole tree is skidded to the landing for processing. Therefore, the residual portions of the tree (primarily limbs and tops), which can be used as a biomass feedstock, are already located on the landing and available for the market.

  • Citation: Meadows, S.; Gallagher, T.; Mitchell, D. 2010. Project summary: Application of a trailer-mounted slash bundler for southern logging. In: Proceedings of 2010 COFE: 33rd Annual Meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering, June 6-9, 2010, [CD-ROM]. Auburn, AL.
  • Posted Date: September 20, 2010
  • Modified Date: February 14, 2011
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