Characteristics and Significance of a Harvester Operators’ Working Technique in Thinnings

@article{Ovaskainen2004CharacteristicsAS,
  title={Characteristics and Significance of a Harvester Operators’ Working Technique in Thinnings},
  author={Heikki Ovaskainen and Jori Uusitalo and Kari V{\"a}{\"a}t{\"a}inen},
  journal={International Journal of Forest Engineering},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={67 - 77}
}
Abstract Productivity levels between harvester operators have been noted to vary significantly, by up to 40% in similar stands. It is believed that differences originate from the operators cutting techniques, motoric skills, planning of work, experience, felling order of removable trees, decision processes at the working location, machine properties and the surrounding environment. The objective of this study is to examine and compare six harvester operators and to detect those features of… Expand
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