Research Headlines – A low-impact transporter lightens the load on forest soils

Special tractor for processing of harvested timber in the forestForests are versatile renewable resources, but load-carrying forestry machines can damage the soil. An EU-funded project has developed a tracked, off-road timber transporter, or forwarder, that exerts less pressure on soil, as well as a device to measure soil disturbance – part of a sustainable solution to protecting Europe’s valuable forests.

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