The Concept of Construction of a Mobile Automatic Device for Forest Regeneration Tasks and Afforestation of Former Farmland and Reclaimed Areas
Florian Adamczyk , Jacek Wojciechowski , Paweł Tylek , Janusz M. Sowa , Józef Walczyk , Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
AbstractEU forestry does not currently have automatic planters, hence the project proposes to develop an innovative technology in which the key role will be played by an autonomous planter designed for establishing forest cultures and afforestation of former farmland and reclaimed areas with the use of seedlings with a covered root system (grown in container nurseries). The device will have a self-levelling traction system, a control system with a satellite navigation module to support autonomous navigation and planting site selection, a mechanism of planting spot preparation, a planting unit, an intelligent robotic arm to feed seedlings from containers to the planting unit according to a given algorithm, a container storage unit with an automated feeder, a drive unit with an electro-hydraulic control system, a control module, and a wireless remote control system. The autonomous planter will significantly reduce the cost and machine inputs during establishing forest cultures and afforestation of former farmland and reclaimed areas with the use of seedlings with a covered root system, and thus perfectly fits into the assumptions of agriculture 4.0.
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|Book||Lorencowicz Edmund, Uziak Jacek, Huyghebaert Bruno (eds.): Farm Machinery and Processes Management in Sustainable Agriculture : X International Scientific Symposium FMPMSA 2019, 2019, Instytut Naukowo-Wydawniczy Spatium, ISBN 978-83-66017-74-0, 455 p., DOI:10.24326/fmpmsa.2019.1|
|Keywords in English||automatic device, forest regeneration tasks, afforestation, planter, container nursery, reduction of machinery inputs, agriculture 4.0.|
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