Developing of a Self-propelled Prototype for Biomass Harvesting

L. Pari & V. Civitarese
The Agricultural Engineering Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Council (Rome), in collaboration with the Spapperi firm of Città di Castello (PG), has developed an innovative self­propelled multi­purpose prototype for biomass harvesting. The machine can operate on both standing and windrowed trees, harvested at 2, 3, 4 ,or 5 years intervals, and chipping trees with diameters up to 380 mm. The machine can be also equipped with an hydraulic arm fitted with pliers and an...