International Journal of Forestry Research / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Road Transport Vehicles for Hauling Uncomminuted Forest Energy Products in Sweden

Figure 1

(a) Test truck for transport of tree sections with sides and floor being covered with planks. (b) Unloading tree sections at terminal with Pettibone Carry Lift. (c) Forwarding tree sections. (d) Truck with an integrated wood chipper for chipping at road side. (e) A forwarder with articulated stakes for compression. (f) Compressing unit for bundles in private forestry. (g) The Tracobi Press. (h1) The Hydrovåg truck for compressing and transporting tree sections. (h2) Principles for compressing with the Hydrovåg truck (early drawing, A = flap, B = cylinder for manoeuvring the flap, C = cylinder for compressing). (i) The ExTe Comp tested for compressing and transport of tree sections. (j) The ExTe Comp system (Com 90) used for safety and ergonomic reasons when transporting round wood. (k): Tarpaulins on the ground for fuel chips. (l) Self-loading truck with a bucket for transport of wood chips from road side/landing. (m) Traditional container system (here with 2 bins). (n) Chipping in the stand. (o) Transport to landing and then filling transport container with fuel chips. (p) The specialized vehicle 1 observed in the time study. (q) The specialized vehicle 2 observed in the time study. (r) Specialized vehicle for bundled loose residues observed in the time study.

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