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October 25, 2019

Winch-assist harvester best practice manual

FPInnovations partnered with Forest Liaison Inc. to produce a best practice manual for winch-assisted harvesters.

Oregon’s Bighorn Logging commits to innovation

The company believes steep slope logging equipment will help them become more efficient by minimizing the number of employees on site and the number of roads they need to create, while also keeping operators safe.

10 Vancouver Island contractors honoured for safety, environmental leadership

Investing in steep slope harvesting machinery is one of the ways loggers have helped reduce risk by lowering the amount of harvesting with a chainsaw.

FPInnovations launches Android app for steep grades

A new Android app available for mobile devices helps determine appropriate payloads and descent speeds for loaded log-hauling trucks travelling on slopes with curves, as well as on inclines greater than 18 per cent.

De-risking remote mechanized logging

It’s critical that employers have an effective plan in place for remote mechanized logging workers, writes WorkSafeBC’s Budd Phillips.
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Equipment spotlight

Equipment spotlight: steep slope solutions

From winches to levelling control systems, CFI has rounded up the latest equipment advances for safely harvesting on challenging slopes in 2019. » Read more...

Essential Evergreen reaches steeper slopes with new winch

A close look at the first Timbermax traction winch working hard on British Columbia’s steep slopes. Essential Evergreen’s Creole Dufour explains how he’s using the Canadian-manufactured machine in his Lumby, B.C., operation. » Read more...

The evolution of steep slope harvesting in Canada

FPInnovations launched the Steep Slope Initiative late in 2014 to address these challenges. In 2017, the group looked back and the progress made so far, and what’s still to come. » Read more...

FPInnovations, Forest Growers Research renew steep slope MOU

The MOU will allow both parties to share in the transfer of information and technology through co-operative demonstration projects and symposia. » 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 purchasing a tethering system was a natural progression. » Read more...

Level 2 ControlLogix PLC Troubleshooting Class

Oct. 24-25, 2019
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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30th Annual Trenton Woodlot Conference

Nov. 22, 2019
Location: Batawa, Ont.
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Truck Loggers Association Convention and Trade Show

Jan. 15-17, 2020
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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