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Thrown object testing of forest machine operator protective structuresAuthor(s): S.E. Taylor; M.W. Veal; R.B. Rummer
Source: In: 2nd Forest Engineering Conference 4p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionHigh-speed chains or rotating disks are commonly used to cut and process trees during forest harvesting operations. Mechanical failure or fatigue of these tools can lead to a potentially hazardous situation where fragments of chain or sawteeth are thrown through the operator enclosures on forest machines. This poster presentation discusses the development and validation of a facility to conduct thrown object tests for windows and doors used in operator protecttive structures on forest machines. The testing facility consists of a highpressure pneumatic laUOch system that propels sawteeth and chain fragments at velocities in excess of 150 m/ s.
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CitationTaylor, S.E.; Veal, M.W.; Rummer, R.B. 2003. Thrown object testing of forest machine operator protective structures. In: 2nd Forest Engineering Conference 4p.
KeywordsOperator Protective Structure, thrown object, forest machine
- Understanding the hazards of thrown objects: Incidents, research and resolutions
- New developments in operator protection for forest machines
- Thrown object hazards in forest operations
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