Exports of New Zealand-designed and built high-tech forest machines are set to surge ahead following the very successful Steep Slope Logging Conference held in Richmond, B.C. in March. A sell-out audience was on hand to see the new winch-assist mechanized harvesting techniques at the conference, which was presented by Logging and Sawmilling Journal.

Contractors and foresters heard how the new machines have revolutionized safety in New Zealand’s forest industry. With this large technical conference, the paradigm-shift in harvesting technology is now better understood in B.C., Oregon, Washington and Idaho. 

With hundreds of Canadian and U.S.-based forest managers and contractors registered, the conference sold out in the final week. Clearly, there was a lot of interest in the range of practical experiences among the five contractors and winch-assist manufacturers from New Zealand.

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