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LawnLegends replied to Peter sellers's discussion Wiebang legacy 56 Pro
"i run on weibang but 53ssd for majority of lawns non roller version  i am at moment looking to add few roller mowers for other jobs but  i did look at the roller version 56 pro but was way to heavy for likings for the lawns i would be doing which…"
36 minutes ago
Andrew holt replied to Andrew holt's discussion Viking mb4 rtp
"I rang buxtons up peter, spoke to jonno, he said the mower was average condition really, rusty handles etc, where they had been banged against the inside of the vans, spoke to a chap before jonno, who said the hy model is better in his opinion and…"
2 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to Neil Darby's discussion Knapsack sprayer
"Hi Neil,
Did you get that sorted out?"
2 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Tom Charnock's discussion Burning waste in a client's garden
"Also, make sure that it is kept well under control as your biz insurance may not cover you if things got out of hand."
3 hours ago
Tim Wallach replied to Brian's Garden Maintenance's discussion Best tool for concert post!
"The hydraulic puller is fantastic.  Heavy to lug around.  I found the problem was the weight of the post plus the concrete lump couldn't be shifted solo especially getting them into a skip.
3 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Peter sellers's discussion Wiebang legacy 56 Pro
"I have two of the 46Pro Weibangs. I like them although they are heavy and the 53 can only be heavier still. I wouldnt recommend them for the smaller garden because of the weight but on my really large gardens they fly through leaving the most…"
5 hours ago
David Benson replied to Brian's Garden Maintenance's discussion Best tool for concert post!
"be ok as long as the post has not rotted at ground level "
Tom Charnock replied to Tom Charnock's discussion Burning waste in a client's garden
"Thank you.  "

Burning waste in a client's garden

Hi All. I have a customer with a large garden and their previous gardener has piled the waste in a large pile away from the house.   I am being asked to burn the waste.   Is this legal and do you need any permissions or is there anything that should be taken into consideration.  Thanks in advance - Tom 

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3 Replies · Reply by Darren Walters 3 hours ago
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Wiebang legacy 56 Pro

Anyone using these commercially? Opinions on reliability, wet grass collection. Warranty issues? They don't have very good reviews on Trustpilot, particularly when it comes to warranty claims.If any forum member has used them for more than a couple of seasons would be grateful of any info. Thanks

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2 Replies · Reply by LawnLegends 36 minutes ago
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Best tool for concert post!

Hi AllSoon I have a great job replacing some fencing posts that are concreted in! Now I have a small SSD drill I dug them out with before now! I feel it a bit small fr the job!I have been looking around at some brakes (the 15kg jobs could be a bit Over the top for it) and was wondering about an 18v battery SSD brill too about 2.0 j or higher?What do you find the best way to getting them out, please?

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11 Replies · Reply by Tim Wallach 3 hours ago
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Fibre in my diet not welcome

Happy Friday yesterday we turned upto my biggest proudest country garden we work as a big team every  FridaySadly FIBRE was been rammed down my throat ( front grass verge ) by a very efficient 15 man Romanian team and one idiot Englishman Basically after watching watchdog which and other consumer programs 20 years ago battle with cable wireless virgin and other companies in Swindon, cutting trees roots with diggers to install roadside FIBRE, I was met with the same scenario now in the middle of…

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1 Reply · Reply by John F on Saturday
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Asked on forum many times I know - we are using new model Hayter 56 Pro's commercially, on the whole relatively happy but the non height adjustment handles are an issue with multiple operators of different statures, the other issue is build up of grass around gearbox and rear roller in damp conditions to the extent it jams the roller. We are sure this is a design issue as the discharge chute into the grass box doesn't block, the mowers have the modified blades, the RPM is correct, the grass…

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This is a first... what would you do?

I have just received a call from a neighbour of a client who we visited today - he says I scuffed his car with the van. I am 100% sure I didnt - there was no radio on in the van, quiet narrow road, the window of the van was open a bit  - and I was going walking speed down the road to park - straight in, no reversing. But apparently I was the only van that parked there today - and the scratch wasn't there this morning. What would you be your approach to that???

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17 Replies · Reply by Andrew Betteridge on Sunday
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Viking mb4 rtp

Quick one, is it just mine or do none of them go in a straight line? Presume it's to do with the front wheels being powered? im trying to attach a rubber mat or similar to create stripes, but even if I manage that, it still doesn't want to go in a straight line. any munchers out there that stripe? 21" preferably, I may end up going down the turfmaster route, but that's another story.

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16 Replies · Reply by Andrew holt 2 hours ago
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Outfront or Compact

Morning. I have a Kubota F3680 that's coming to the end of its life. It works very hard.I'm considering getting a new(er) one but am in two minds on whether to get another outfront or a compact tractor.Pros and cons etc.Outfront is perfect for what I do, but limiting as in, thats all it does, cut grass.Tractor is not so great for the grass but im thinking hedge cutters, log splitters, chippers, pto sprayer etc.Also, what would be the widest mower attachment I could put on the back of a ,say,…

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2 Replies · Reply by Adie Bee on Sunday
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