With the winter months just around the corner and the majority of cattle housed, many farmers will take this opportunity to carry out some hedgerow maintenance or be on standby to tidy up some trees that may be blown down in stormy weather.

In most circumstances where the chainsaw is not in regular use and in many cases a seasonal tool, it is rarely thought about until it is needed and at that it is expected to perform on the first pull of the cord. So, here are some tips to help get the best out of your chainsaw this coming winter.