Vancouver is the location for HarvestTECHX 2019, the third international forest harvesting technology conference, scheduled for March 12-13, 2019. Registrations are already pouring in as loggers and foresters get ready for the next phase of technology breakthroughs in their industry. With this popular event, we are keen to remind everyone to register by the 20th to get the best rates for your team. This event sold out in 2016.
In the past 3 years, the leaders in forestry and logging from Canada, USA, New Zealand and Chile have been quick to take up new technologies for harvesting steep slopes. The automation of tasks previously done manually has helped improve both safety and productivity. Winch-assist machine technology was the key to extending the capacity of mechanised harvesters in steep forests. Now, a new set of remote operation technologies is set to be unleashed.
A new generation of machine control technologies is now set to bring even more automation and safety to the forest operators in these 4 countries. On the horizon are prototypes nearing commercial scale in automated yarder tree felling and hydraulic controls to run more equipment with less people on the ground.
A range of international technology and operations speakers are planned for the HarvestTECHX 2019 Conference in Vancouver in March. Their expertise and innovative strategies are set to deliver new machines capable of achieving the vision of “no man on the hill; no hand on the saw.”
These and other proven technology developments are at the core of the 2019 “HarvestTECHX” Conference. It runs on March 13 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. Delegates are also invited to an evening welcome reception on March 12. Register at: https://harvesttechx.events/. On March 14, limited places are available for an in-forest workshop hosted by BC Forest Safety Council and WorkSafe BC on steep slope safety guidelines and practices.