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Author(s): Nikolaus Nemestothy
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Forestry Equipment and machinery database

Calculating machinery-costs for more than 750 forest machines

The BFW forestry equipment and machinery database contains data from approximately 750 forestry machinery and equipment and allows the calculation of the cost of the equipment and machinery involved in a timber supply chain.

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At the Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, Unit of Forest Engineering and Economics, a machine and device database was listed, containing a large number of forest machinery and equipment, with device-specific characteristics, production and sales addresses and guide prices.

The actual online database is the product of the experience gained from an first online database for energy wood crushing equipment, initially built in 2007, and provides the ability to perform cost calculations for operating hours of machinery and equipment according to three different schemes of the following organizations:

  • Austrian Research Centre for Forests, Austria (BFW),
  • Council for Forest Operations und Forest Technique e.V., Germany (KWF)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Within the Newfor project, this online Database has been updated and
translated in English. It is now available in English on the link:
http://bfw.ac.at/fmdb