Loggers conference double-header set to run

Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

The SOLD sign has just gone up for the last available exhibition spaces for this year’s HarvestTECH & Forest Safety Conference 2021. The combined events run in Rotorua on 13- 14 April 2021. Full details can be found on the event website HarvestTECH 2021.

That’s a full house, 33 in-door and 15 outdoor spaces with all manner of new equipment and technology best suited to the felling and cartage of logs as well as forest safety around the region. So, it’s going to be another huge turnout. With the two recent additions to the already impressive line-up, exhibitors include;

McFall Fuel, Cookes, Eagle Technology, BOA, Duxson Donaldson, Randalls Equipment, AGrowQuip/John Deere, Tracplus Global, WorkSafe NZ, Porter Equipment, Southstar Equipment, Lubricants NZ, Ensign, Komatsu Forest, West-Trak Equipment, Finance NZ

DC Equipment, Remsoft, FISC, TDDA, TerraCat, Bene Footwear, NZ EMS, Husqvarna, Rearsense Warning Systems, Trimble Forestry, Waratah, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Seeing Machines (Autosense), C3, Hydraulink, Beattys, Transdiesel, Shaws, Chainsaw & Outdoor Power, OSHTrak

As well as a venue jam-packed with equipment, extras for those attending the events this year include;

1. As an added bonus, the very popular forestry safety event run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association, Forest Safety & Technology 2021, is also being held at the same venue on the first day, Tuesday 13 April. Details can be found on the event website, www.forestsafety.events. This is going to enable delegates from both events to network during the breaks and to capitalise on the large number of trade exhibitions that will be present in Rotorua.

2. For the first time, live links from the New Zealand event will be set up for those unable to travel into Rotorua. It can be viewed in real time or for those working out in the bush, it can be seen later as a recorded event.

3. Two key themes this year. As well as mechanised harvesting on steeper slopes, the integration of automation & robotics into wood harvesting operations and best practices around ensuring environmental sustainability (roading, stream crossings and harvest residues management) in felling and in extracting wood from the forest, log scaling and measurement technologies and wood transport innovations have been built into the two-day programme.

4. A pre-conference workshop on developing road and harvest planning has been set up for the afternoon before the event, on 12 April. Details can be found here

Note: Space, like 2019 is expected to be limited. If keen on registering, the discounted early-bird registrations finish in just two weeks’ time on Friday 26 February.

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