Material used in the course is mainly from forest machine manufactures (deere.com, ponsse.com)
Uusitalo Jori. Introduction to Forest Operations and Technology. 2010
Persson Per-Erik. Working in Harvesting Teams, parts 1 and 2. 2009
Teaching (lectures/demos), teaching simulators and games/exercises, a report of working in the field
- Ponsse forwarder game, independent exercise
- exercise 1 (Logging and run), independent exercise (5 points)
- exercises 2 (bucking file revision + driver’s adjustments) and 3 (measurement calibration) will be done in small groups or independently
20 % the evalution: Results of simulator exercises
30 % of the evalution: The report of simulator exercises, and the report of harvest and service’s intensive week
50 % of the evaluation: The exam
07.10.2019 - 20.12.2019
02.05.2019 - 06.10.2019
0 - 20
Manne Viljamaa, Metsätalous Virtuaalihenkilö
Education of safety at work is required before attendance and simulator exercises 1 and 2 must have been done before machine working days
Machine simulator used in the course has been updated to the newest version (Harsi4) which makes it possible to use 3D view.
Degree Programme in Forestry
TAMK Main Campus
Driver training and work experience will be taken into account if lend itself. Those skills will be ensured: creating of bucking files, adjusting of machine, effective working methods and improvement of driver skills, calibration of measuring equipment
Visiting to a forest machine manufacturer or to machine entrepreneur’s hall (services)
Visiting to harvesting site
Practical harvesting and driving exercise on real site
Final exam on Tabula: It's possible to try during two days on the latest week and it's open three hours to answer.
Lectures 30 h
Independent exercises 12 h
Intensive week 24 h
Other independent studying 70 h
Lectures and simulator demos will appear in the timetable
Simulator exercises will be taught in simulator workshops: with instruction if needed, and also on other times if the class is free (exercises 1-2 have to be done before the week 48, the last one before 16.12.)
The report has to be submitted on 18.12. at the latest
You will be given feedback on 20.12. at the latest
The student reaches part of the learning aims set to the course. The student knows how to analyse the use of forest machines and instruct services of the machines. The students shows ones skills by analysing ones simulator exercises, the exam, the report and attending to the teaching. The student masters mainly the content of the course.
The student reaches mainly the learning aims set to the course. The students knows how to analyse and develop the use and service of the forest machines. The students shows ones skills by analysing ones simulator exercises, the exam, the report and attending to the teaching. The student masters mainly the content of the course, and can also give one’s reasons to one’s decisions.
The student reaches the learning aims set to the course. The student knows how to analyse and develop the use of the forest machines so that the action of the driver and the machine is effective and economic. The student knows how to prove one’s skills by analysing one’s simulator exercises, the exam, the report and active attending. The student creditably masters content of the course, and can also give one’s reasons to one’s decisions.
The student has not attended to all required fullfilments
- simulator exercises
- teaching of safety at work
- machine days
- service days