SAFETY PROTOCOL FOR REMOTE-CONTROLLED HORIZONTAL IN-FEED HOG
INTRODUCTION: Recent congressional forest legislation, stewardship contracting, and continuing catastrophic wildfires are adding force to the trend toward developing more efficient processing machines in the woods. Horizontal grinders, which are mounted on tracks to allow more mobility and forest access, are able to utilize lower quality material economically to improve forest health.
Radio or remote control of the units is a new development. As such machines are more widely used, it is worth emphasizing procedures for their safe use.
Fig. 1: Peterson 2410 Horizontal In-feed Grinder with remote control.
GENERAL FEATURES: Tracked grinding equipment such as Bandit's Model 3680 Track Beast