Challenge

Weyerhaeuser Still Water Division owned a strand of timber located along Powell Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Building a road to harvest the timber was not an option due to the owner’s costs and detrimental aesthetic and environmental effects it would have on the resort wilderness area. A feller buncher was decided to be the preferable alternative for processing the standing timber. But a larger question remained: How could they transport with no roads?

industry
  • Timber Harvesting
services
  • Civil Aviation Services
location
  • Powell Lake, B.C. Canada

Solution

Disassemble the feller buncher, load onto a barge, and use the power of the S-64 25,000 lift capacity to deliver each section to the timber crew.

Results

 

Total Airlift Time