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Backpack blower

Hi guys! I'm in need of a new backpack blower, previously we've made do with a bottom of the range McCullough backpack blower which was bought on a small budget when I first started up. It's now gone way past the time to upgrade it but I'll be the first to admit I'm not mechanically minded at all so for all the staring at specs and reading previous posts on here I'm still not sure.I've been looking mainly at Stihl 450 ( I know someone on here was a big fan of theirs compared to the 600 but…

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4 Replies · Reply by Graham Taylor on Sunday
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Trailers for ride on mowers

So.. in the process of setting up the kit for the zero turn, I've been looking at trailer options and trying to work out the best option. I'm limited on storage space so I'll be sticking with a 8x5. Single axle utility trailer. The obvious starting point was an Ifor Williams p8E. I've been priced £2100 for a new one with rear ramp, and extended high sides. The other option I have found is a trailer front a company called Apache and they do they same set up for RRP 1800 bit have offerede one at…

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2 Replies · Reply by Graham Taylor on Tuesday
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Battery tool winter storage bagss

Can anyone recommend suitable winter storage bags for Stihl hedge cutters to protect from moisture which are stored outdoors in an outbuilding ? Have found some on line for transporting machines and some made from canvas which are fit for transporting kit but not suitable to keep moisture out .Also have some dummy batteries to protect battery slot but not moisture proof   Any suitable moisture proof breathable material I could wrap around might do , any ideas please ? Thanks   

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5 Replies · Reply by Graham Taylor Nov 25
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Commercial grade electric walk behind

Another question for you lot. Now im scaling up the size of my grass jobs I'm considering what walk behind to use along side the zero turn. I'm currently running a petrol hyter 48 and it's been fine for my residential customers, andany if them like stripes. But I want to get a walk behind mower with a mulch uption for efficiency. Battery stuff has definitely come along over the last few years, but has anyone got good or bad experience on running battery mowers that on more on the commercial…

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6 Replies · Reply by Tim harris Nov 24
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Bargain secateurs

Been using several pairs of Bulldog anvil secateurs bought from Toolstation £15 .75 Inc vat for the last week.  What a bargain Japanese steel, ergonomic and light seem to be staying sharp despite abuse, we all think they are as good as Felco if not better,  bypass also available.  If you're looking for secateurs you won't buy better. 

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6 Replies · Reply by Peter sellers Nov 24
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Ear protection

Hi All, I'm currently using ear defenders but ilwas wondering if others are using ear plugs instead and if so any particular brand. The defenders are nice in the winter as they keep the wind off my ears. But in wamer weather infind them a little stuffy. So what you all using? Ta

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9 Replies · Reply by Will Roberts on Tuesday
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19 inch roller mower

We bought a Hayter Harrier 48 variable speed BBC spring 23. Chosen because of weight and maneuverability and variable speed for some medium size intricacately shaped lawns, it's absolutely useless to collect in anything other than bone dry conditions and as we start early morning even a slight dew will defeat it. New clean box., revs speeded up hopeless.  Gone back to using our Hayter 56 Pro,s which are a totally different beast in wet conditions which with revs increased and a clean box will…

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25 Replies · Reply by Will Roberts on Tuesday
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