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Danny Negus has been spearheading the grounds maintenance efforts at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne since 2016.

His journey to becoming Grounds Manager reflects a dedication to his craft that spans three decades, starting as a Greenkeeper in…

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I have a Stihl RM 655 RS roller mower. Last year the leaver to engage the blade started to play up!…
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Gary Clapham replied to Gary Clapham's discussion Stihl HSA 130T & HSA130R Vibrating/rattling noise.
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yes i thought it was wierd too!
definatley no wire and the blades are moving fine, well…"
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Neil Darby replied to Peter sellers's discussion Budget small chipper
"The Eliet I had was the old style, dumped on the ground. I just found it far too heavy to get in…"
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Anybody got any experience of Sisis Auto Turfman. I really want a Bannerman but I can't afford as…
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Billybop replied to Gary Clapham's discussion Stihl HSA 130T & HSA130R Vibrating/rattling noise.
"Hi very odd that both machines developed the same symptoms at the same time. I have HSA130R long…"
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Spent the whole day hedge cutting today (Privet) after a couple of hours my HSA 130T started to…
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Stihl RM 655 RS Belt slipping off.. seems to be getting slower...

I have a Stihl RM 655 RS roller mower. Last year the leaver to engage the blade started to play up! The leaver when pullup wouldnt sit within the metal drop down slot.( I used a bit of rope, to hold the leaver in place ) A couple of months ago the belt kept slipping of the drive, i sent the mower in to be fixed! I have had the mower back recently, the leaver has had a whole new assembly, but the mechanic has said he cant find anything wrong with the belt slipping off...! I took it on the first…

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Anybody got any experience of Sisis Auto Turfman. I really want a Bannerman but I can't afford as yet.I have see a reasonably priced 2nd hand Auto Turfman and I am wondering if it would tie me over until next year?

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Stihl HSA 130T & HSA130R Vibrating/rattling noise.

Spent the whole day hedge cutting today (Privet) after a couple of hours my HSA 130T started to make a vibrating rattling noise, couldnt make out whether it was coming from the gearbox or the motor. swapped it over and started to use the HSA 130R and 10 mins later that started to do the same!Had to get the job finished, so carried on with the HSA 130R it seemed to stop making the noise for a few minutes and then start again for a few minutes then stop again.  checked the grease in gearbox and…

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Building A Business In Horticulture - Free To Attend Zoom Meetings With Alan Sargent

NEW from Alan Sargent and The Landscape Library A series of FREE monthly zoom sessions for anybody wishing to start, build or develop a gardening, garden design or landscaping business. Held on the third thursday of each month, sessions will be on a variety of topics, each lasting for around 45 minutes and aimed at small businesses involved in horticulture. Starting on 18th July at 7pm, Alan will be guiding delegates through the in's and out's of running a business in the garden design, garden…

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Budget small chipper

Considering buying a small, light chipper / shredder for a new contract where access is difficult, we have a Forst TR 6 which is a 6 inch capacity tracked machine for big stuff but obviousy unsuitable for this job.We did have an Eliet major which we sold through lack of work for it and another would just be too heavy for what we need although it was utterly reliable and would handle soft waste relatively well being a shredder rather than a chipper.Price is a factor so have ruled out an Eliet…

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7 Replies · Reply by Neil Darby 23 hours ago
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Jeyes Fluid for deterring rodents?

A commercial client has had a problem with rats causing damge around their AC units. They've had a pest control company come out and one of their suggestions was to apply Jeyes fluid around the buildings on a regular (fortnightly) basis and that would help keep them away. The customer has asked us to do this as an additional service to what we already do. I'd prefer to avoid it to be honest as the smell gets onto everything and I'm wondering if it would even be effective at all?Has anyone had…

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5 Replies · Reply by Ian Harvey yesterday
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Stihl edger update and further problem

For those who requested updates on the Stihl kombi edger, yes it works, lot faster than cutting manually. Now for the cons, leaves a ragged edge so have to tidy up with a strimmer but no big deal. Next issue and it's not really the edgers fault , where the grass has obscured the edge of the hard surface it is very difficult to gauge where to position it, you either end up striking the edge of the hard surface or cutting too wide. Where the grass creep is minimal so you can see the edge you can…

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11 Replies · Reply by David Benson on Wednesday
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Garden Equipment and More! Looking for Advice - New business owner.

Good morning folks,I hope this message finds you safe and well.I have lots of questions, so please bare with me! :DEarlier this year, I took a leap and went self employed ontop of my employment. I currently offer a wide range of gardening services which is primarily lawn and hedge care. As I currently work outside of an estate car, I am looking at purchasing a trailer - which will come with it's own pro's and cons. Luckily, I live in a rural area and majority of drives are large enough to…

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