BTB 50: HarvestTECHx
Published on: Saturday 15th June 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
March 12-13th, 2019
HarvestTECHx 2019, formerly known as the Steep Slope Logging Conference, proved to be a huge hit with loggers and the forestry industry.
The event took place in Vancouver, British Columbia and focused on new innovations and practices suited to North American harvesting operations. “Smarter Logging Automation and Technologies” was the theme for 2019.
Conference presentations featured experts detailing developments, technologies, issues and new opportunities impacting the sector. Tigercat RemoteLogTM project manager, Rob Archibald, gave a presentation focused on the value of utilizing telematics. Rob’s presentation included background information on how telecommunication technologies work, how and why telematics is useful for our industry, and also current and future trends.
The conference was followed by a Winch Assist Logging Workshop sponsored by WorkSafeBC and the BC Forest Safety Council. The one-day workshop provided the latest information on the safe operation of winch assist logging equipment.