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Chris replied to Anthony Toop's discussion Etesia pro46 belt change
"PS: remember to remove piston stop before trying to pull start it afterwards :j"
6 hours ago
Chris replied to Anthony Toop's discussion Etesia pro46 belt change
"I’ve just finished changing the drive belt on my Pro51K, happy to share thoughts, etc. if anyone’s doing the job too.  Neil’s comments above were excellent and a great help. To be clear: (1) the bolt in the Center, once the blades removed, is the ri…"
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Seth Burgess replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"I use a Stiga Twinclip 55 (the 3 in 1) and it mulches as good as any dedicated mulcher I've ever used. I highly rate them."
16 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"I have the husqi mulch mower as well a great work horse. Keep the blade really sharp and the finish is excellent."
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Angela Sharp replied to Darren Walters's discussion Keeping up with doing quotes
"I don't know what sort of range of jobs you are quoting for but I base what I do on the amount of time it's going to take. Most people would say you should over-estimate time if you are quoting for tasks, that's partly why I quote for number of hour…"
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Angela Sharp replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Shame about this one, but most apple trees which you can expect a crop from can be quite young so it's certainly worth replanting and starting again. If the client invests in a reasonable size tree it'll be cropping in no time. "
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Anthony Toop updated their profile
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Anthony Toop replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Ive used the spray on brake cleaner in the past, but more as a major clean up before applying lubricant, it works well but leaves the blades bone dry as it removes oil and grease obviously.It's ok on plastic and rubber as its designed to be non aggr…"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to Craig Campbell's discussion How did you start?
"Nice one Graeme , I know there is a saying  '' fail to plan''  and you '' plan to fail ''  obviously some truth in this but I have found in business the best opportunities and catalysts which have come my way have been down to chance meetings and fi…"
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Lee Foster replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Definately remove and re-plant.
It is always a shame when a nursery is prepared to let someone buy a poor specimin like this in the first place - at least if you go and choose one, you will make sure it does not have co-dominent leaders!"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Just recently purchased a new Stihl Hedge trimmer and had opted for Motor bike chain cleaner OXZ ring compatible which i intend to spray onto the blades after use , It's supposed to blast off contaminants in seconds and stubborn areas can be brushed…"
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Mike Lish left a comment for Mike Lish
"Thanks for that Phil. It gave me the opportunity to revise.  Sorry to learn of your condition. Hope you are on the mend."
yesterday
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Thanks for that Gary, what a good idea.  I have looked at some draw bar springs but they are the wrong configuration. Perhaps as you suggest trailer manufactrurers may be able to point me in the right direction."
yesterday
Gary RK replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"I'd talk to one of the UK trailer manufactures - IforW or Wessex Trailers.
They build to spec and/or customise trailers and will probably have come across a similar requirement, so may be able to size/supply ?
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yesterday
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Further, if the winch cable was in use as a tether while the machine broke away from its own drive while on the ramps , it's momentum and weight will probably tear out the anchor points.  Having said that, I am currently trying to source a suitably…"
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Tethering A Runaway

I have been specialising in stump grinding for the past 18 years throughout Anglia.  Over that time period I have experienced  loss of drive to the wheels on a number of occassions while on site (a real bummer) and twice while up/down loading from the van.  In the past this happend through broken drive chains to the grinders live axle.  More recently, loss of drive while downloading in a car park owing to a disintergrating taper lock bushing on the hydraulic motor drive sprocket.  The taper…

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5 Replies · Reply by Mike Lish yesterday

Stiga Twin Clip Mowers

Hi Going to purchase a new mower in the next month, Either going to go for a Husqvarna 551 or maybe try a Hayter pro. Ive now seen the stiga twin clip machines which have been shwon to me as an option by my local dealer. Has anyone else had experience with the twin clip or any other stiga machines?

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9 Replies · Reply by Seth Burgess 16 hours ago
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Keeping up with doing quotes

It's starting already and this is probably the one thing that I don't do very well.  Going round seeing people and then actually producing a quote within a reasonable timescale. I try to get a feel for timewasters on the phone but sometimes it's hard to tell.  I prefer to reflect on what I've seen (I take photo's every time) and give written quotes so I never give a price while there. I have quote templates set up in Jobber and I've taken on an admin person to handle some of the initial calls. …

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2 Replies · Reply by Angela Sharp yesterday

Apple tree repair

Morning people I have this apple tree on a job that has split down the trunk, sort of equally balancing the head in half. When the wind blows you can seem it moving down the trunk. Just wondering what your ideas/ experience would be in correcting it? I was thinking foam padding and a ratchet strap, I know this might choke the tree, but once it starts leaving and fruiting it will go anyway. I can get my felco secateurs fit in the split. Thanks  

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15 Replies · Reply by Angela Sharp yesterday

Millboard 'PlasPro' - any feedback?

I've designed a deck and pond jetty project for a client in the West Country, and we're using Millboard 'weathered oak' for the decking. As most of the subframe is under water, we're also using PlasPro (a plastic composite designed to go with Millboard deck) for the subframe materials. We'd love to know if anyone has had any installation experiences using the PlasPro as base material? How did you find it to work with?

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