The Forest Engineering Network


48th International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization: "Forest engineering : Making a positive contribution" from October 4 - 8, 2015 in Linz, Austria

Abstracts and Proceedings of the 48th Symposium on Forest Mechanization are published as compiled book. Furthermore, approved presentations are available for download.

Formec Book of Abstracts and Proceedings 2015 (PDF 17MB)


Furthermore, approved presentations will be available for download.

Author(s) Title of Contribution Slides
R. Visser, K. Stampfer Expanding ground-based harvesting onto steep terrain: A review
M. Paakkunainen Ergonomics and productivity improvements through machine automation
K. Raymond Teleoperation of harvesting machinery for a safer future
H. R. Heinimann Forest road network and pavement engineering revisited
T. Steinmüller Forest road construction - Old wine in new bottles
A. Ðuka, T. Poršinsky, T. Pentek, D.Horvat Critical slope in downhill timber skidding
J. Hittenbeck Stock and state of forest machines in Germany
E. Cacot, S. Grulois, A. Thivolle-Cazat, P. Magaud Mechanization of French logging operations: challenges and prospects in 2020
J. Manner, T. Nordfjell, O. Lindroos High resolution forwarding data and evaluation of operator differences by use of TimberLink data
M. Eriksson, L. LeBel, O. Lindroos Management of outsourced forest harvesting operations for better customer-contractor alignment
J. Erler Ground pressure is a poor indicator for ecological and technical compatibility
E. Labelle, D. Jaeger, B. Poltorak Assessing the ability of hardwood and softwood brush mats to distribute applied loads
T. Nordfjell, A. Östlund Forwarding on soft soils, comparison of rutting with and without wooden bridge sections
F. Schnaible, D. Jaeger, G. Becker Automatic wheel load control system as a contribution to improve soil protection and technical trafficability
T. Nitami Management and evaluation on team logging operation by GPS - efficiency and process improvement
M. Acuna, J. Wiedemann, M. Strandgard, R. Mitchell Economic analysis of a Eucalyptus globulus stocking and harvesting trial in Western Australia
P. Mederski, M. Bembenek, Z. Karaszewski, A. Lacka, A. Szczepanska-Álvarez, M. Rosinska Estimating harvester productivities in pine stands of different ages and thinning intensities
J. Dvorak, P. Natov, G. Szewczyk, S. Caglar The propose of performance standards for forwarders
M. Eker, D. Özer Selection of debarking technique for pine logs in cut-to-length harvesting method
H. Bayati, A. Najafi Performance evaluation of artificial neural networks to modeling winching time of Timber Jack 450C
A. E. Akay, O. Erdas, H. Büyüksakalli, D. Sakar Assessment of winter harvesting operation in Mediterranean City of Kahramanmaras in Turkey
M. Ziesak, D. Rommel, S. Ying, P. Preusch Sensor-based, automated monitoring of fully mechanised harvesting processes – including options for automated process control
G. Picchi, M. Kühmaier, J. de Dios Díaz Marqués Evaluation of RFID UHF tags for electronic marking of standing trees
G. Picchi, M. Kühmaier, J. de Dios Díaz Marqués Survival test of RFID UHF tags in timber harvesting operations
O. Lindroos, E. Brangenfeldt Evaluation of the educational influence on forwarding planning capacity
D. Magliocchetti, F. Prandi, G. Panizzoni, D. Lotto, R. De Amicis SLOPE, a 3D forest virtual system to support harvesting operations in mountain areas
K. Kärhä Better pre-clearance guidelines of undergrowth on first thinnings: Case study Stora Enso Wood Supply Finland
M. Mittlboeck, J. Scholz, R. Jank Harmonizing measurements from wood harvesting machines to support near real time spatio-temporally enabled dashboards for process control
M. Opferkuch LiDAR-based forest warehouse concept
G. Svenson, P. Flisberg, M. Rönnqvist Development and implementation of new features in a route selection and distance measurement system
M. Strandgard, R. Mitchell, M. Acuna Impact of slope on forwarder load size and productivity
K. Kärhä, T. Anttonen, T. Palander, A. Poikela, S. Keskinen, A. Laurén, Y. Nuutinen, P. T. Rajala Cutting productivity of windfalls in Finland
F. Rinderle, U. H. Sauter Long log harvesting by harvesters and combination forwarders
A. Enache, M. Kühmaier, R. Visser, K. Stampfer Current practices and efficiency gaps in logging operations from European mountain forests
M. Rosinska, M. Bembenek, Z. Karaszewski, P. Mederski Comparing the effectiveness of harvester use for thinning operations in beech and birch stands of 4th age class
P. Kalinin Effectiveness of selection cutting in the Russian Federation
N. Magagnotti, R. Spinelli, E. Cavallo, L. Eliasson, A. Facello How drum design can affect chipper performance
E. Canga, S. Sánchez-García, A. Fanjul, J. Majada Use of synthetic rope in the extraction of stems and whole tree in a Radiata pine thinning on steep terain in the north of Spain
Ö. Grönlund, D. Bergström, M. Iwarsson, L. Eliasson Evaluation of the Flowcut prototype head designed for early, biomass dense, thinnings
P. Jylhä, D. Bergström Productivity and cost of harvesting short-rotation birch stands on cut-away peatlands in northern Finland
D. de Souza, T. Gallagher, D. Mitchell, M. Smidt, T. McDonald Determining the effects of felling method and season of year on coppice regeneration
R. Mitchell, M. Strandgard, M. Acuna Impact of number of stems retained per stool on harvester productivity and fuel consumption in Eucalyptus globulus second rotation coppiced plantations in south west Western Australia
J. Raitila, V. P. Heiskanen Profitability of drying wood chips integrated into fuelwood supply
J. Routa, M. Kolström, J. Ruotsalainen, L. Sikanen Validation of prediction models for estimating the moisture content of small diameter stem wood
K. Kons, D. Bergström, F. Di Fulvio Effect of sieve size and assortment on wood fuel quality during chipping operations
F. Schulmeyer, K. Hüttl, H. Borchert Accurate estimation of wood chip volume to increase efficiency on allocating chipper and transport capacities
Y. Nuutinen, M. Rytkönen, D. Bergström, F. Di Fulvio, B. Dahlin, I. Tiihonen, A. Petty Quality and productivity in comminution of small-diameter tree bundles
C. Kanzian, M. Kühmaier, G. Erber Effects of moisture content on supply costs and CO2 emissions for an optimized supply network
K. Karttunen, J. Laitila, T. Ranta Main innovation types of forest biomass supply chains
E. Coates, B. Cronin, T. Kent A trial to evaluate three harvesting methods in a conifer first thinning in Ireland: cut to length harvesting, integrated harvesting, and whole tree harvesting
R. Fernandez-Lacruz, D. Bergström Developing biomass supply systems for forested marginal lands in Sweden
W. Zychowicz, A. Gendek The efficiency of the logistics of energy wood procurement chain in the North-Eastern Poland
F. Di Fulvio, D. Bergström, Y. Nuutinen Effects of harvested tree size and density of undergrowth on the operational efficiency of a bundle-harvester system in early fuel wood thinnings
S. Sánchez-García, M. Pérez, C. Prendes, E. Canga Optimization and logistics of chip distribution using LiDAR technology and network analysis in a mountainous region of Northern Spain
K. Aruga, Y. Mizuniwa, R. Uemura, C. Nakahata Optimum bucking method for clear-cutting operations in Nasu Forest Owners’ Co-operative, Tochigi prefecture, Japan
B. Urbanke, H. Dietz, U. Seeling ForstInVoice – Optimizing logistics service pattern in fully mechanized harvesting procedure
S. Huurinainen Real-time managing of timber and biomass procurement, harvesting and supply based on multiple end-users demands in mountain forests
J. Rikala, K. Eyvindson, A. Petty, V. Kivinen, B. Dahlin Optimizing logistics of saw logs for a medium sized sawmill
L. Bont Reengineering of forest road networks – Integrated harvest and road network layout planning including road up- and downgrading
A. Laschi, C. Foderi, E. Marchi Forest road network planning: a GIS-based evaluation in Italy
H. Acar, E. Dursun Reconstruction of the forest road network model with linear fuzzy modelling in the conversion of the coppice companies to high forest enterprises
I. Papa, T. Pentek, H. Nevecerel, K. Lepoglavec, T. Poršinsky, Ž. Tomašic Maintenance of Macadam forest road in mountainous relief - Case study for management unit Belevine
T. Kaakkurivaara, P. Kolisoja, N. Vuorimies, J. Uusitalo Fly ash in forest road rehabilitation
R. Lacis, K. Gode, E. Rudzitis Modular portable composite bridge systems for forest industry applications – review of a research program
S. Gumus, T. Y. Hatay The estimation of extraction (haulage) distance for forest harvesting using terrain model of 3D Virtual Globe of GoogleEarth®
M. R. Ghaffariyan, M. Brown Payload management of forestry trucks using different weighing systems in Australia
Z. Pandur, D. Horvat, M. Šušnjar, M. Zoric, M. Kneževic Load space utilization of a Valmet 860.4 forwarder
B. Kisfaludi, P. Primusz, J. Péterfalvi Semi-automated traffic counting method for forest roads
A. H. Firouzan, M. H. Abed Forest road network planning accordance to single selection silviculture method and environmental considerations based on AHP method using GIS
S. Pasemann, J. Erler, J. Hittenbeck Influence of wheel load and wheel slip on rutting in forest operations
W. Liu, J. Wang Life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis of energy crops utilization for biofuels in the North-Eastern United States
J. Heppelmann, E. Labelle, J. Windisch, H. Borchert, F. Schulmeyer Evaluating the influence of root collar on stump height following mechanized forest operations
T. Moskalik, R. Sokulski Impact of traditional and arboricultural timber harvesting methods on the extent of damage to natural regeneration in the shelterwood
S. Lynch, M. Smidt, E. Maples, R. Sesek Noise and vibration exposure in full-tree logging systems in the Southeastern U.S.A.
C. Lombardini, F. De Francesco, G. Aminti An analysis of whole tree harvesting in North Italian cable logging operations
B. Engler, C. Förster, J. Erler „Lowland cable yarder” in four different process variants
C. Huber, K. Stampfer Efficiency of topping trees in cable yarding operations
B. Talbot, S. Hoffmann Terrain-going cable yarders: Systems alternatives and conditions for application
T. Campbell, H. Harrill, R. Visser Case study of the Active 70 cable yarder in New Zealand plantation forests
R. Spinelli, R. Visser, O. Thees, H. U. Sauter, N. Krajnc, C. Riond, N. Magagnotti Cable logging contract rates in the Alps: the effect of regional variability and technical constraints
S. Grigolato, F. Marinello, A. Pezzuolo, S. Forigo, L. Sartori, R. Cavalli Self-charging wireless module for remote monitoring of forest machines
P. Magaud, F. De Morogues, M. Chakroun Yarding with a tethered balloon, a new start in the French Alps
D. Amishev, J. Hunt Steep-slope timber-harvesting research in Western Canada