915301 Harvesting systems for mountainous regions

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Holzleitner, Franz , Stampfer, Karl
Institute of Forest Engineering (FT)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


• General conditions of harvesting systems in Austria
• Harvesting processes, operating techniques and systems
• Equipment and machines
• Damages to stock and soil
• Personal protective equipment
• Cutting and limbing methods using chain saw
• Accident prevention
• Cable yarding systems
• ÖNORM L5219
• Cable mechanics
• Ergonomics
• Concepts of stress and strain
• Noise, vibrations, work intensity, fumes, long-time loading barrier
• Expense budgeting (machines, harvesting method), cost category
• Productivity

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

• Understanding and analyzing the dimensions within mountain forest harvesting systems
• Evaluate economic, ecologic and human dimensions of harvesting methods
• Understanding and applying important aspects of occupational health and safety
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.