Canadian Forest Service Publications

Low-ground-pressure tires for skidders. 1985. Sauder, B.J. Canadian Forestry Service, Headquarters, Research and Technical Services, Ottawa. Information Report DPC-X-20. 24 p.

Year: 1985

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 19982

Language: English

Series: Information Report (CFS - Ottawa)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Abstract

This report, prepared under contract to the Canadian Forestry Service (CFS), presents the results of a one-year trial of a skidder equipped with high-flotation tires. Experience with high-flotation (HF) tires in eastern Canada has already demonstrated their benefits compared with conventional tires. The intent of this trial was to evaluate the feasibility of yarding coastal sites with skidders equipped with HF tires. A concurrent study funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and the CFS evaluated the site impact of the HF skidder.

Also available under the title:
Pneus à basse pression pour débusqueuses (French)