Effect of varying machine ground pressure and traffic frequency on the physical properties of clay loam soils located in mountainous forests

@inproceedings{Solgi2016EffectOV,
  title={Effect of varying machine ground pressure and traffic frequency on the physical properties of clay loam soils located in mountainous forests},
  author={A Azam Solgi and Ramin Naghdi and Eric R. Labelle and Petros A. Tsioras and Mehrdad Nikooy},
  year={2016}
}
ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to (a) assess the impact of two tractors (light and heavy) with different tire sizes and axle loads on forest soil physical properties and rut formation when subjected to different traffic frequencies, and (b) determine the relationships between the exerted ground pressure and soil bulk density. Treatments included five different traffic frequencies of the two tractors operated on two machine-operating trails with almost identical soil moisture content (20% in… CONTINUE READING

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