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Logging steep slopes amid dwindling fibre supply

Teal Jones Group’s Rob Ravai says being safety conscious about steep slope logging is a priority.

Lone operator likes steep slope challenge

Donny Glover has worked as a subcontractor for more than 30 years in B.C., operating a feller buncher on some of the coast’s steepest logging slopes.

DLind contracting is steady on the slopes

When it comes to handling the coastal slopes, Dillon Lind says the most important decision is hiring the right operators.

Steep slope logging with family: meet the LeBeau Brothers

The LeBeau Brothers run a logging operation in Kamloops, B.C. where they can handle anything from flat ground to steep slopes.

Safety on the slopes

Rapid developments in the recent past have seen more winch-assist machines make their way onto B.C. coastal and Interior sleep slopes.
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Equipment spotlight: steep solutions

As steep slope logging is a technically challenging but vital aspect of harvesting, CFI gathered the latest information on this unique technology. » Read more...

The evolution of steep slope harvesting in Canada

In 2014, industry members approached FPInnovations asking for help with several steep slope challenges including cost reduction, safety, skilled labour, regulatory compliance, investment in new equipment, fibre supply and planning. FPInnovations launched the Steep Slope Initiative late in 2014 to address these challenges. » Read more...
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Island logging: harvesting on steep terrain

Island Fibre has logged slopes as steep as 65 degrees in short pitches and is planning to tackle steeper slopes in the future. » Read more...

Risky slopes: remembering best practices

Operating mobile logging equipment on steep slopes carries a degree of risk that tends to increase as the slope becomes steeper. » Read more...

Island tethering: the benefits of embracing winch assist

Owner of Hyde Creek Logging Ltd. Richard Coyne made a living out of steep slopes and says tethering was a natural progression. » Read more...

Montreal Wood Convention

March 20-22, 2018
Location: Montreal, Que.
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Canadian Woodlands Forum Spring Meeting

April 4-5, 2018
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Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

April 5-6, 2018
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