Analysis of Noise Level Influencing Farm Tractor Operators during Forest Harvesting Operation

İnanç Taş [1] , Halit Büyüksakallı [2] , Abdullah Emin Akay [3]

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In Turkey, forest harvesting activities are generally performed by forest villagers or small-size contractors managed by forest villagers. Highly mechanized harvesting equipment are not very common since they are not affordable by forest villagers or contractors. Farm tractors are mostly used in forest harvesting operations because of relatively low hourly equipment cost. In fact, farm tractors have been used in many stages of forest operations including skidding, forwarding, cable yarding, and loading. However, working environment of farm tractors is subject to intensive noise disturbance during forest harvesting activities. Thus, tractor operators often expose excessive noise effect which can result in hearing impairment or permanent hearing loss. In this study, the average and peak noise levels generated by a Türk Fiat 450 model farm tractor during forest harvesting operation were measured. The average and peak noise levels were measured as 84.52 dBA and 105.02 dBA, respectively. To minimize the potential hazard of noise exposed by operator, daily working hours and resting times should be determined based on noise level and the pieces that affect the level of the noise should be maintained and isolated properly.  

Forest harvesting, farm tractor, noise level, worker health and safety
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Yazar: İnanç Taş (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: BURSA TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ORMAN FAKÜLTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Halit Büyüksakallı
Kurum: MUĞLA SITKI KOÇMAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ, KÖYCEĞİZ MESLEK YÜKSEKOKULU
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Abdullah Emin Akay
Kurum: BURSA TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ORMAN FAKÜLTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ejfe426671, journal = {European Journal of Forest Engineering}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-5637}, address = {Forest Engineering and Technologies Platform}, year = {}, volume = {4}, pages = {13 - 17}, doi = {}, title = {Analysis of Noise Level Influencing Farm Tractor Operators during Forest Harvesting Operation}, key = {cite}, author = {Taş, İnanç and Büyüksakallı, Halit and Akay, Abdullah Emin} }
APA Taş, İ , Büyüksakallı, H , Akay, A . (). Analysis of Noise Level Influencing Farm Tractor Operators during Forest Harvesting Operation. European Journal of Forest Engineering, 4 (1), 13-17. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/ejfe/issue/37390/426671
MLA Taş, İ , Büyüksakallı, H , Akay, A . "Analysis of Noise Level Influencing Farm Tractor Operators during Forest Harvesting Operation". European Journal of Forest Engineering 4 (): 13-17 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ejfe/issue/37390/426671>
Chicago Taş, İ , Büyüksakallı, H , Akay, A . "Analysis of Noise Level Influencing Farm Tractor Operators during Forest Harvesting Operation". European Journal of Forest Engineering 4 (): 13-17
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