Extraction of Spruce Timber by Gantner Cable Crane from Selective Forests of Artvin Region


ÖZTÜRK T. , Şentürk N.

CROATIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST ENGINEERING, vol.27, no.1, 2006 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : CROATIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST ENGINEERING

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the productivity of the Gartner cable crane when carrying Spruce timber from mixed forest of Spruce, Scotch pine and Beech tree species in North Eastern Turkey.  Cable crane productivity is determined by using the methods of work and time study.  The research concludes that some working characteristics of the Gantner cable crane such as transportation speed of the carriage (loaded and unloaded), load volume, time consumptions of yarding area, fuel consumptions, productivity of the cable crane and transport distance have an absolute impact on the productivity of the cable crane.