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Watch: EcoLog harvester ticks all the boxes for Laois timber harvesting business
Gary Abbott
Gary Abbott travelled to meet Peter and Eoin Sheeran to find out more about their family run timber harvesting operation and why the move to the EcoLog harvester was made in 2016.
24 March 2021 Forestry
Understanding multipurpose forestry
The objective of State forestry over the past 100 years has been to maximise yield and income from its afforestation and reforestation programmes by planting up to 95% conifers.
24 March 2021 Forestry & chainsaws
Irish sawmills need continuity of log supply
Traolach Layton, GP Wood, outlines how the shortfall in felling licences continues to disrupt log supply.
Forestry and Basic Payment matters 2021
Teagasc forestry specialist Tom Houlihan examines some important forestry and BPS interactions.
24 March 2021 Forestry & chainsaws
Husqvarna launches new 50cc saws
Swedish chainsaw manufacturer Husqvarna have recently launched two new professional chainsaws, the 550 XP Mark II and the 545 Mark II.
6 November 2019 News
Watch: growing a forestry contracting business in Wicklow
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Wicklow brothers, Pat and Andrew Doyle, who have been in the forestry game since 1982, and recently took delivery of a new Komatsu 931xc.
6 November 2019 Farm machinery
310hp Magnum chips away in Leitrim
Gary Abbott caught up with the father and son team behind McCauley Wood Fuels based in Co Leitrim to see its 310hp Case Magnum and high capacity Kesla wood chipper in action.
6 November 2019 Farm machinery
Watch: Ponsse harvester proves best in the west
Gary Abbott travelled to meet Mayo man Tony Davis having took delivery of his new Ponsse harvester and forwarder earlier this year. The harvester being the first of its kind in the country.
6 November 2019 Farm machinery
Gearing up the chainsaw for timber cutting
Peter Thomas Keaveney offers readers some advice on the important aspects to go through before putting the chainsaw in action.
6 November 2019 Farm machinery
Watch: Irish weighing system helps Laois contractor hit peak transport weight
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Barry Cuddy from Camross Transport in Laois to find out why he’s moved to an Irish-manufactured weighing system for loading his articulated trailers with timber.
6 November 2019 Farm machinery
Climate change mitigation and forestry
Donal Magner outlines the role of forestry in climate change mitigation.
10 April 2019 Forestry & chainsaws
Fuel-injected Stihl MS 500i chainsaw review
Stihl are the first to manufacture an electronically controlled fuel-injected chainsaw, removing the need for traditional carburettors.Gary Abbott recently got to grips with the highly anticipated MS5
10 April 2019 Forestry & chainsaws