Thrown object testing of forest machine operator protective structures

  • Authors: Taylor, S.E.; Veal, M.W.; Rummer, R.B.
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: 2nd Forest Engineering Conference 4p.

Abstract

High-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.

  • Citation: Taylor, S.E.; Veal, M.W.; Rummer, R.B. 2003. Thrown object testing of forest machine operator protective structures. In: 2nd Forest Engineering Conference 4p.
  • Keywords: Operator Protective Structure, thrown object, forest machine
  • Posted Date: August 11, 2009
  • Modified Date: August 11, 2009
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