The Investigations of Excavation Techniques of Bulldozer at Forest Road Construction (A Case Study of Gursu Forest) Enterprises)


International Congress on Engineering and Life Science (ICELIS 2018), Kastamonu, Turkey, 26 - 29 April 2018, pp.121

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kastamonu
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.121
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Forest roads are a very important installation for all forest operations. The ecavation techniques during forest road constructions should be taken into account in terms of damages below road construction area and in stream beds. In this study, environmental damages and road construction techniques by using bulldozer were investigated in forested regions in Antalya in Turkey. The simple road section, decision variables were collected from 52 cross sections. In these cross sections areas, the excavation techniques of bulldozer were investigated according to slope, ground type and power of machine. Also, the productivity of bulldozer was found according to different ground types. Besides, the number of damaged trees and undamaged trees were determined between two cross sections as gradient groups. Another damages type, stream beds were investigated filling with excavation materials during forest road construction operation. The slope in this research area was changed between 25-80%. Besides, maximum length and minimum length of fill on different cross sections was found to be between 2 and 16 meters, approximately. In this study, the amount of damages at trees were founded during forest road construction. The number of damaged trees regarding with various gradient classes were also determined in study area. Along the road section, some areas were determined fill of stream bed. The amount of excavation material was changed to bulldozer blade size, slope and ground type. The amount of excavation materials and rolling distance of materials were investigated in this study.