Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Dana Mitchell
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Shelly, John R., ed. Woody Biomass Utilization: Proceedings of the International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization. Starkville, MS, August 4-5, 2009. Forest Products Society: Madison, WI. 58-63.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Southern Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (111.78 KB)

    Description

    A basic problem with processing biomass in the woods is that the machinery must be matched to the final product. If a logging business owner invests in a machine to produce a specific type of biomass product for a limited market, the opportunity for that logging business owner to diversify products to take advantage of market opportunities may also be limited. When woody biomass material is densified into a composite log, the material preserves some of its physical characteristics while controlling transportation costs. Although different types of bundlers and balers are being investigated in the southern states, the John Deere Slash Bundler is one of the few that is commercially available. Studies performed on this machine in 2003 and 2008 resulted in production and cost data for a variety of sites and applications. This project furthers that research by mounting the bundler onto a motorized trailer rather than a forwarder. Because southern logging operations often pile logging residues at the deck, the bundler does not need to be self-propelled for typical logging contractors in the region. This paper describes the equipment modifications and discusses the advantages of this new equipment type.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Mitchell, Dana. 2011. Bundling Logging Residues with a Modified John Deere B-380 Slash Bundler. In: Shelly, John R., ed. Woody Biomass Utilization: Proceedings of the International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization. Starkville, MS, August 4-5, 2009. Forest Products Society: Madison, WI. 58-63.

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page