Joensuu, 31th October 2019
The demonstration was done about 60 km north of Joensuu in North Karelia, Finland. It was done in two young dense stands with heights between 8-10 and 12-15 meters, and large amounts of biomass per ha.
The forest holding belonged to an interested private forest owner with in total about 500 ha of forest land. In total 26 persons attended the demonstration. The harvester, a Komatsu 901.4, equipped with the C16 head was working on a strip road and making boom corridors on each side.
In another stand strip roads was prepared in the way that one strip road was thinned according the boom corridor working method and another strip road was thinned according traditional selective thinning method.
The visitors were trying to figure out what working method that was used in the different strip-roads, and they all agreed that it was difficult to see any important difference. The highest trees in one of the stands were still possible to handle, but at the limit for efficient harvesting with the C16 head.