Service before you saw
Gary Abbott
Gary Abbott offers readers some tips and advice to consider when it comes to servicing a chainsaw before making the cut.
3 November 2021 Contracting
Watch: EcoLog harvester ticks all the boxes for Laois timber harvesting business
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.
21 July 2021 Contracting
Tipperary contractor with the cutting edge
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Thomas Maloney from Maloney Agri and Tree Care in Tipperary, a contracting business with over 50 years’ experience in cutting hedges.
Is your chainsaw ready to make the cut?
Gary Abbott offers readers some tips and maintenance advice to consider before putting the chainsaw to work in the coming months.
4 November 2020 News
Stihl introduces MS 400 C-M with magnesium piston
Stihl has recently introduced its MS 400 C-M model chainsaw, claiming to be the words first chainsaw fitted with a magnesium piston, improving performance and power to weight ratio.
4 November 2020 News
New battery-powered saws from Husqvarna
Earlier this year, Husqvarna took the wraps off its new T540i XP and 540i XP chainsaws. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
4 November 2020 News
Safe Agri Skills courses available now
The package consists of four core courses – safe livestock handling and management, tractor driving and machinery maintenance, manual handling and emergency first responder and health for farming.
15 July 2020 Community
Teagasc to host family farm safety day
All farm families are invited to the safety day at Mountbellew Agricultural College on Friday 14 February.
10 February 2020 News
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
Cut out the risk before you saw
Gary Abbott and Arthur Byrne of ESB Networks offer readers some advice about operating chainsaws and what to do in the event of fallen electricity wires.
6 November 2019 Farm safety
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