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SISIS keeps turf healthy at Colliers Park

Two SISIS machines are helping to keep the natural grass pitches clean and healthy at Colliers Park according to Dylan Thompson, grounds maintenance manager.

Colliers Park in Gresford, Wales has recently benefitted from a major renovation…

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Razor Ultra Demain mower for Durham CCC

Vic Demain, Durham CCC head groundsman, says that the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 fine turf mower has made a significant improvement to the pitch at the Emirates Riverside stadium and in particular has praised the groomer reel attachment.  

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Richard Gadsby replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"Why not start cutting when it starts growing and stop when it stops? start a bit early (when your first ones start looking patchy) so you can get round everyone. Don't over complicate things."
4 hours ago
John Wallwork replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I have the straight shaft edger attachment.  It rarely gets used, but is useful for cleaning up badly overgrown edges.  For regular maintenance I just use the strimmer attachment and turn the machine upside down as it's faster and the strimmer achie…"
8 hours ago
Peter Davis replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I had the first ever Combi system made by Huskvarna.  I couldn't get on with the edger .  I have never found anything that compares to edging shears.  We even got to trial a laser guided edger - I kid you not.  It was the size & weight of a car batt…"
9 hours ago
Andrew Liddle replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I usually price per cut based on £50 to £60 per hour."
10 hours ago
Trevor Stephens replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Hi James,
We use the Kombi (KM131) with power brush all the time especially Winter time on regular maintenance jobs cleaning pathways etc it does a good job and great at removing pre treated moss.Customers appreciate the results, a cheap investment.…"
10 hours ago
Gary martin replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I agree with Martin Haskell advice. We are a commercial only grounds maintenance company. Price per cut/visit is generally a happy medium. Don't get too fixated on a start or finish date. Just make sure client is happy with two weekly visits as many…"
11 hours ago
William Beard replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Hlello Janes,
I also have the brush attachment.  It's not a bad piece of kit but I don't use it as much as I thought I would. I tend to find  myself using my backpack  blower instead.  Partly for speed but also because I have it on board all the tim…"
11 hours ago
Dylan replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"As above but some of my commercial clients want agreed number of visits which I normally quote on average 22 to 24 per season and you won't be far off and normally in your favour on a normal year"
15 hours ago
Lesley Anne Bloomer replied to Lesley Anne Bloomer's discussion When to lay bark chips - before or after planting?
"Thanks very much to all of you for commenting. So, my experience - planting thru bark and membrane was really hard and as expected resulted in lots of soil mixed in with bark on top of the membrane. Planting thru membrane took longer but was ok. How…"
15 hours ago
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Oliver clarkson replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I use the blower attachment and I'm quite happy with it, my back pack one, was playing up and was going to be out of action for a week at height of leaf drop season so I brought the attachment,  took a couple of days to get used to, but now the back…"
18 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to John F's discussion Stiga cordless
"In November I bought my first battery kit. I got the HSA 86 and HLA 65 with two AP200 batteries and the AL300 charger. I have used them a fair bit over the last two months and they are very, very good. I wish I had switched over from petrol much soo…"
18 hours ago
Gary replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Wear depends on pressure/effort applied and surface type.
Replacements come as 2 'cartridges' that just slip over the axle, engage with drive and they retained at the end
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18 hours ago
Gary replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"£180 for a useful piece of equipment ? I wouldn't say that's expensive as you recover the cost via your charging...
 
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18 hours ago
Brendan corrigan replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Make sure you are using one of the bigger kombi units for it, puts huge strain on smaller engines"
18 hours ago
Peter Davis replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Their cost ?  OK for you big boys :)  I just checked the price."
18 hours ago
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Stiga cordless

Does anyone have any experience of using Stiga Cordless tools , particularly the cordless long reach hedge trimmers ?  I was looking at buying a stihl cordless HLA56 long reach when i got distracted by a Stiga SMT 500 48 v multi tool comprising of hedge trimmer and chainsaw accessory in a showroom . What i like about it is the telescopic pole which feels sturdy fully extended , Alternatively its not much  for a stihl extension shaft to fit the HLA 56 . The stiga deal works out at more money…

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2 Replies · Reply by Vic 575 18 hours ago

Greetings

Hello All,I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself.Currently looking to start a small gardening business In March after handing in my notice next Thursday.I'm trying to do my planning at the moment but struggling with the wealth of options available in Vans to Machinery. Using the search facility in the forum is helping somewhat.Out of interest, if you could go back to the position I am now in, what would you say to yourself and what do you wish you knew then?Lastly, if anyone…

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29 Replies · Reply by Billybop yesterday

Stihl Kombi Brush

I am considering buying the Kombi Brush attachment. I have a couple of jobsthat require a lot of brushing - 2 car parks. One car park has a lot of pine needles that have been left for a long time and and a normal brush won't move them. I have looked at a couple of videos online and cannot make up my mind how effective the brushes are. Has anyone actually got one and is it any good? If so, what do you tend to use it for. Thanks.

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18 Replies · Reply by John Wallwork 8 hours ago

Bessertrim brushcutters

Hi all.Our echo brush cutter after 7 years of abuse is now beyond economical repair. I was going to plump for the exact same new model, but knowing parts can be pricey I've vaguely thought about purchasing a different brand. My newest employee suggested a model from Bessertrim, currently with the Mitsubishi TL 26 or 33 engine. I've personally never come across them, and there's very little info online to go with. I wondered if anyone had any experience of their stuff or had dealt with them. 

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12 Replies · Reply by Vic 575 on Wednesday

Resin

Morning all, I have laid a path in a small school garden with varied small stones, slate, pebbles. Is there a resin I can pour on to bind it all together as I am concerned little feet and hands are going to distribute the contents of the path far and wide?thanks

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