1977-02-01

Falling Tree Test of Log Skidder ROPS 770518

The results of a test in which a tree was felled to impact the ROPS of a rubber tired skidder are described. The rationale used to select the tree is reviewed and estimates of the engineering characteristics of the tree are given. The results of a static deflection test to duplicate the residual deflection of the ROPS resulting from the falling tree test is also discussed.

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