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Title: Apparatus and method for harvesting woody plantations

Abstract

A tree harvester for harvesting felled trees includes a wheel mounted wood chipper which moves toward the butt ends of the tree stems to be processed. The harvester includes a plurality of rotating alignment discs in front of the chipper. These discs align the tree stems to be processed with the mouth of the chipper. A chipper infeed cylinder is rotatably mounted between the discs and the front end of the chipper, and lifts the tree stem butts up from the ground into alignment with the chipper inlet port. The chips discharge from the chipper and go into a chip hopper which moves with the tree harvester. 8 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Woodland Services
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
7270388
Patent Number(s):
US 4784195; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-079132
Assignee:
Eggen, D.L.
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-86ER80384
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 29 Jul 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; HARVESTING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; WOOD; COMMINUTION; FORESTRY; HOPPERS; PULVERIZERS; CONTAINERS; EQUIPMENT; MACHINERY; 090800* - Biomass Fuels- Production- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Eggen, D L. Apparatus and method for harvesting woody plantations. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Eggen, D L. Apparatus and method for harvesting woody plantations. United States.
Eggen, D L. Tue . "Apparatus and method for harvesting woody plantations". United States.
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abstractNote = {A tree harvester for harvesting felled trees includes a wheel mounted wood chipper which moves toward the butt ends of the tree stems to be processed. The harvester includes a plurality of rotating alignment discs in front of the chipper. These discs align the tree stems to be processed with the mouth of the chipper. A chipper infeed cylinder is rotatably mounted between the discs and the front end of the chipper, and lifts the tree stem butts up from the ground into alignment with the chipper inlet port. The chips discharge from the chipper and go into a chip hopper which moves with the tree harvester. 8 figs.},
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