No less than two innovation awards for the personal protection screen?
The new personal protection screen for Moritz mini felling tractors has been nominated for the Austrofoma Innovation Award. It has already been awarded the silver medal at Agritechnica 2019 by the German agricultural association. It will be officially handed over as part of a ceremony at Agritechnica.
The thought behind the system is simple: boosting the safety of loggers operating manually on the ground. Previous systems to protect from deadwood during felling all focussed on individual stages. Thanks to the personal protection screen for mini felling tractors it is now possible to protect the complete felling process including access areas. Thanks to the remote control the protection screen is set up even before accessing the hazardous area. Get information on site! We are looking forward to interesting conversations.
Protecting from deadwood in deciduous forests
There is a high accident risk for forestry workers when manually felling trees. Vibrations (e.g. caused by driving in the wedge) or wind may cause deadwood to separate and fall. This may cause injuries that may even have fatal consequences. The personal protection screen for Moritz mini felling tractors offers maximum protection for forestry workers throughout the entire felling process.
Previous procedures to avert risks, intending to protect forestry workers from deadwood falling from trees that are being felled or from other, adjacent trees, focus on certain periods during the felling process. Thanks to the personal protection screen for the Moritz Fr50 mini felling tractor it is not possible to protect the complete felling process including access areas to the tree. Thanks to the remote control the protection screen can be set up even before forestry workers access hazardous areas. Consequently, forestry workers are protected even before they initially approach trees following felling (as deadwood or broken off branches may also drop at this stage). As the protection screen is based on Moritz mini felling tractors, it is quick and flexible to transport (car trailers) and also scores high marks as part of the set up time at trees (under one minute).