Course code MežZ2037

Credit points 2

Timber Transportation

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation17.02.2015

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developer

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Mareks Millers

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

MežZ1015, Forest Work and Machinery I

MežZ1016, Forest Work and Machinery II

MežZ2045, Mechanization of Forestry Work II

MežZ3046, Mechanization of Forestry Work I

MežZ4078, Forest Management

Course abstract

The study course provides the basic concepts of timber transport system and its development trends. Deals with auto vehicle types and division, as well asoperating characteristics. Analyzed road vehicle use technical indicators exploitative, freight flows, routes. It discusses the types of loads andloading, unloading, they used for loading and unloading machinery and equipment.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
• Knowledge to students about importance of melioration and building roads for forest management, about conditions of projecting, building and maintenance forest infrastructure objects, about technological truck’s equipment for the transport of different kinds of timber and organisation of transportation works.
• Skills to apply theoretical knowledge in timber transport process analysis, planning and organizing for a lower cost, time and quality conforming to provide consumers with the timber.
• Competence to work as logging compartment master or logistic specialist.

Compulsory reading

1. Truslis V. Specializētais ritošais sastāvs. Mācību līdzeklis. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 100. lpp.
2. Birzietis, G., Kunkule, D. Transporta ekonomika. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 81 lpp.
3. Johnson J.C., Wood D.F. Contemporary transportation. 5th ed. Upper SaddleRiver; NJ: Prentice-Hall International, 1996. 603 p.

Further reading

1. Drēska, A. Meliorācija un kokmateriālu transports: mācību līdzeklis kursa projekta izstrādei. Jelgava: LLU, 2011. 43 lpp.
2. Drēska A. Meža autoceļi. Jelgava: Studentu biedrība "Šalkone", 2014. 121 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks, ISSN 1407-6667
2. Meža Avīze, ISSN 1407-6187