bracke forest p03
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When planting forest you have to do some kind of soil scarification, after the deforestation, to make sure the plants are going to grow. The drivers of today's machines struggles a lot with injuries since it might be the worst profession when it comes to ergonomics. What if we reinvented the system totally?
The forest regeneration is an old, big industry and
it needed some fresh ideas according to Bracke Forest
Solid Works, Keyshot
WAIT... HOW DOES SOIL SCARIFICATION WORK TODAY?
To find the best plant point as possible, you flip a part of the soil so the mineral soil is on the top
The goal is to make the turf 20cm x 20cm, which is not too small amount of soil for the plant to grow and not too big impact for ground
When the mineral soil is on top you can plant on the pile
The plant has to be placed a bit down in the ground to make sure the roots are finding their way home
Reinventing the soil scarification and plant system in one unit
THE TECH OF THE UNIT
How the drill works
The idea is that the soil is going to wander up while the drill is rotating down in the ground. When the soil reach the top of the drill, it will fall down in the middle, in that way, the soil will turn upside down and the mineral soil will eventually end up on the top of the pile.
The planting part
When the soil scarification is done, the planter goes down in to the soil pile, leaving the plant and simultaneously pressing down the soil to give the plant better conditions to stay in place.
Takes less energy
It will take less energy to
rotate compared to flip the soil and with this technique it will do minimum impact on the forest and help the plant to grow when the soil is loosened up.
The motor is driven with electricity. It will make the unit much easier to control and it will be able to stop at much more precisely positions. Without the hydraulics, the machine will also loose a lot of weight and, of course, be more environmental friendly.
Works in the winter
Thanks to the rotate function, the drill will be able to rotate through the snow and ice in the winter as well.
Protection for actuators
Swing ring with worm screw
Wall to keep the soil inside
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AN EXAMPLE OF MACHINE THE UNIT CAN BE PLACED ON
This is an AI machine
In many cases, the bumping in the cabin often results in neck and other body injuries. According to my research, many drivers feel that a forestry machine is one of the most dangerous machines you can drive. The future is AI and with this machine, the driver does not have to sit and bump around.
The plant system is based on Bracke Forest new plant holder for their P12. However, with this machine the planting will go faster and it accommodates plenty of magazines on the machine so the"driver" doesn't have to refill the machine after each magazine is empty.
Sensors for stones & obstacles
This forest machine contains IR-sensors in the front of every leg so it knows where to step. It also helps the drills to minimize the risk of drilling into a stone or other obstacle.
Thanks to the size of 4m x 6m, the machine can walk up on a standard truck and doesn't need a special heavy trailer. This will result in less costs and offer a more environmental friendly option.
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