Field Demonstration of FGR Steepland Harvesting Programme, Moutere Forest, Nelson

August 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


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Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Dear {FIRST_NAME|Industry Member}

You are invited to attend the field demonstration of steepland harvesting equipment organised by Forest Growers Research Ltd (FGR) at the harvesting operation of Wood Contracting Nelson Ltd in Moutere Forest, Nelson on Thursday 3rd August, 2017. A wide array of innovative products and equipment will be demonstrated that has been developed by equipment manufacturers and logging contractors in conjunction with Forest Growers Research (formerly Future Forests Research) and the Primary Growth Partnership.

Equipment to be demonstrated has been designed to improve both safety and productivity on steeper slopes, including:

  • Teleoperated feller buncher (Applied Technology Ltd)
  • Teleoperated mobile tail hold (Applied Technology Ltd)
  • Skyshifter twin winch tail hold carriage (Awdon Technologies Ltd)
  • New model CutoverCam hauler vision system (Applied Technology Ltd)
  • Alpine Grapple Carriage (Logpro Ltd)
  • HarvestNAV machine navigation system (Margules Groome Ltd)
  • New UAV (‘drone’) technology (Interpine Group)
  • Dyneema synthetic rope (Total Rope Worx Ltd)

Bus transport departs from Trailways Hotel, 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson at 9:15am on Thursday 3rd August with a pick up at Nelson Airport at 9:45am and returns to Nelson Airport at 4:30pm and then Nelson at 5:00pm.

Cost of Field Day: $50.00 (GST incl) per person.

Cost includes lunch, drink and bus for the day. Please bring your own safety helmet, hi-viz vest and sturdy footwear.   If you wish to attend please register using the “register now”.

Registrations close:  28th July 2017



Time Activity
9:15am  Bus departs Trailways Hotel  Trailways Hotel
9:45am  Bus pick up for visitors arriving Nelson Airport    Nelson Airport
10:30am  Bus arrives at Moutere Forest Site   Trass Valley Road
10:45am  Welcome and Introduction to Steepland Harvesting   Keith Raymond
Forest Growers Research Ltd
11:00am  Safety Briefing and Introduction to Field Demo   Spencer Hill
Logpro Ltd 
 Demo Station 1: Teleoperated Feller Buncher
  Daniel Lamborn
Applied Teleoperation Ltd
11:45am  Demo Station 2: Teleoperated Mobile Tail Hold   Paul Milliken
Cutover Systems Ltd
12:15pm  Lunch   Lunch provided by FGR
12:45pm  Demo Station 3: CutoverCam   Paul Milliken
Cutover Systems Ltd
1:15pm  Demo Station 4: HarvestNav   Hamish Marshall
Margul Groome Ltd
1:45pm  Demo Station 5: UAV ‘Drone’ technology
–  view of Alpine Grapple in operation
  Dave Herries, Robin Hartley
Interpine Group
2:15pm  Demo Station 6: Dyneema synthetic rope   Paul Doherty
Doherty Engineered
Attachments Ltd
2:45pm  Demo Station 7: Skyshifter Tail Hold Carriage   Don Scott
Awdon Technologies Ltd
3:15pm  Field Trip close   Keith Raymond
Forest Growers Research Ltd
3:30pm  Bus Departs forest site  
4:30pm  Bus arrives back Nelson Airport   Nelson Airport
5:00pm  Bus arrives back  Trailways Hotel, Nelson   Trailways Hotel, Nelson

Pick up Location Trailways Hotel, Nelson
Trailways Hotel

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