Summer 2010 dawned unusually 'hot'. According to meteorologists, such high temperatures has never happened before. Heat exhausts people forced to flee the stifling cities into the countryside. But the 'hot' summer was not only due to temperature. K hot air they may be more or less able to adapt. The greatest danger was forest and peat fires. Dozens of people died in the fire.
Thousands were left homeless. And to prevent such serious consequences were quite real. One reason for the plight – lack of preparedness of forests to drought. Recent years, fire-prevention measures were not sufficient. Firebreaks young forest undergrowth.
Irrigation channels dried up. The forest is not cleared from the dead. On the forest plots are not removed waste, which in consequence of drying up. As a result, the heat from the wood breaks out any sparks. After a rough July, during which Moscow choking from the smoke of fires, the government decided to do by reducing forest in order. One of the necessary funds – certainly, the establishment of fire lanes. And here, as so often happens, there is a problem: no equipment, it is unclear than work. Things to do by hand is unrealistic. The width of the protective strip – 5 meters length – miles, more tens of kilometers. And on the site, which should be firebreak, in many places growing young forest. The first thing that comes to mind – plow. The truth will first have a drink and to uproot the forest undergrowth, twists stumps, and only after that can be laid strip. Another option – the wood chipper. It eliminates the need for less time-consuming, and does not require the clearing of forests. What is the this technique? The main working body is a rotor with mobile or fixed hammers chisels. The rotor rotates, blades (hammers) crush anything that gets under them, including timber diameter (depending on model) to 25 cm, and in some models up to 50 cm In fact, after the passage remains the bare earth. Some models can go into the ground. One of the manufacturers of shredders is an Italian company Seppi M. Shredders are installed on all types of tractors. Tractors must be equipped with creeper.