News from Skogs Elmia - The MenSe RPK -energy wood harvesting head
Complete young forest care with integrated work processes
Completely new perspective and unparalleled efficiency for energy wood harvesting.
The MenSe RPK -energy wood harvesting head with clearing blade - for simultaneous clearing and harvesting.
The present aim is to promote the use of forest energy remarkably due to its renewability, easy availability and ecological advantages. One major obstacle in increasing the use of energy wood has been the cost-inefficiency of the harvesting process.
With the present equipment the collecting of small-diameter trees is a very slow and ineffective working phase. MenSe has been working for years on the development of devices for the cutting of small wood. The new MenSe RPK -energy wood harvesting head enables the cost- effective and easy harvesting of small-diameter 0-15 cm bush wood and thicker wood up to the diameter of 60 cm. Small thickets can be cut with the clearing blade and thicker trunks are cut with the chain saw. The harvester head can be delivered with feeding rollers as an optional device or without the feeding feature. The MenSe RPK harvester head for energy wood is equipped with a standard stump treatment device. In many areas stamp treatment is an obligatory measure aiming at the prevention of wood destroying fungus in softwood areas.
The RPK-energy wood harvester head is a two cutting devices harvester head. The harvester head is equipped with a cutting device enabling a working width of 90 cm and consisting of two blades moving back and forth, a multi-stemming grapple and chain saw. The clearing blade is mounted underneath the chain saw. The blade for cutting branches allows minor earth contacts and can therefore be used on rocky ground as well. The harvester head designed for professional use weights about 850 kg. Its oil consumption is 150 l/min and it requires a working pressure of 200 bar.
The clearing blade moves below the harvester head sideward as well. The blade can be locked in sideward position allowing the clearing functions to be carried out without the collecting feature. The same machine can therefore be used for advance clearing and collecting energy wood at the same time. An international patent has been applied for on this invention. The MenSe clearing blade can be installed as an attachment to nearly all harvesting heads on the market.
MenSe presents this product at the Skogs Elmia -fair on its stand 641.
View our presentation video at the address http://www.mense.fi/