Objectives of forestry mechanization. Management models of forest operations. Fundamentals of tractors and engines, power transmission, ground drive, power take off (p.t.o.) and control systems; tractors performance. Dynamic balance of the tractor.
Efficiency of forestry machines: adherence; longitudinal and transverse stability, soil compaction.
Forest work features, process efficiency, machinery cost analysis.
Elements of wire cable: typologies ad safety factor.
Machines and equipments for mechanical felling, branch cutting, debarking, chipping. Equipments and techniques for wood material extraction, loading and transport (log cable winch). Equipments for soil preparation. Processing of forest residues for energy use. Elements of ergonomics and occupational safety in forest areas. Elements of cableway for forestry.