Technology & machinery
The focus of this research area is on technology, methods and processes relating to silvicultural activities, logging, terrain transport and road transport. A short-term objective is to rationalise current systems; in a longer perspective, the objective is to stimulate future development of technology.
One prioritised research area is HMI (Human-Machine Interaction) where the focus is on reducing the load on the operator, which in today’s sophisticated forest machines is often a limiting factor.
Skogforsk is working together with the RECO group (Rational Efficient Cost Optimization) on method development and training courses for harvester and forwarder operators. The objective is more fuel-efficient, economic and productive logging.