Winch-Assist Harvester: Best Practice Manual

Machines and equipment are constantly evolving thanks to technological advancements. As these changes happen, our best practices must change accordingly to ensure optimal safe production and efficiency.

Best Management Practices for Winch-Assist Equipment – Version 1.0

Cable-assist, winch-assist , traction-assist , tethering, hang-forwarder or hang-harvester are all terms that have been used to describe the practice of attaching a cable or cables to a forest machine to increase its operability on slopes.

A guide to wire rope handling and inspection for machine operators

This guide provides machine operators who work in winchassisted harvesting operations with best practices guidelines for handling wire rope. It offers guidance on damage prevention, inspections, end connectors, storage, and rope management during harvesting operations. Following these best practices is essential in order to maximize the service life of the rope and to prevent accidents.