Rayonier: A safer, more organised harvest
Wednesday 18 Aug 2021
But the winch, a machine that anchors into place and supports the buncher with a powerful cable, enabled the buncher operator to move across the terrain easily, using a simple device to operate the winch-assist machine from within the cab of the buncher.
“I just saw where it would work here,” says Dave, owner of Dilley & Soloman Logging Company and a lifelong resident of this small town on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington. It wasn’t long before Dave had two winch assist machines of his own.
The Logging System is Safer for Loggers - “The most important thing with this procedure is safety. It’s always our first concern,” says Rayonier Timber Production Forester Dennis Cox, who encouraged Dave to make the change. The logger agrees. “You need less people on the ground, so there’s less danger. That’s the big reason we got into this type of logging,” he says.
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