"had some of the first generation stihl ap80 batteries made in 2008 or 2009 recently fully working, no noticeable decline in performance. sold them with a second hand hedge trimmer as a package deal and had no complaints, i had bought these packs in…"
"Looks like even if you bought compost tea products you might be able to cover 25 hectares for around £300 -- interesting to hear your local farmer having a go, seems a lot of golf courses have now gone organic to repair massively damaged soil struct…"
"We use the AP300 batteries and have a mix of AL500 and AL300 chargers. Both these chargers are intelligent and stop running once charged...
The AL500 chargers are handy if you wish to charge in a hurry..
We've had the batteries for a few years and n…"
"Thanks everyone for the continued advice.
I'm going to go for the FSA90, the HLA65 and 85 and 2 x 300aps' to start with, with a view to getting the 86 hedge trimmer and a ap200 for it in the future.
The run times on a blower doesn't seem worth it.
"I don't do enough work in the garden to have a repetitive injury, but I'm sat at computer all day long and some years ago got RSI in my (mouse) wrist. DOC told me it would be with me for life ... I got a mouse mat with a Gel wrist-rest as recommende…"
"My daughter bought a pair of Darla Japanese secateurs for an art project, I've used them a couple of times, they seem quite robust, compact and easy to use. not sure how they would last in professional daily use though.
in my former local authority…"
Etesia UK has reported a huge uptake in its Buffalo ride-on mowers – a powerful range that offers an eco-friendly alternative to its diesel-powered counterparts.It is common knowledge that grounds maintenance professionals are increasingly exploring…
"My heart sank when I was presented with some rotating handle felcos one Christmas, a bout of tennis elbow showed me how effective the rotating handle was for relieving strain, now use them most of the time."
"I often have 2 sets of secateurs, one for rough, 1 for fine when going through mixed/herbaceous borders. And again up ladders, left and right side. Not gone as far as getting lefties for the ladder work yet!"
"No personal experience, but was surprised that a farmer local to me, about 4,000 acres of Arable, was talking about it. No idea where he will get the compost from to make that much tea! ... but he already chucks some molasses in the tank to help soi…"
Groundwork contractor Trefor Jones, has praised the quality of Mansfield Sand’s Equestrian Silica product after he recently completed the construction of an impressive Manege.Trefor, based in Rutland, East Midlands, specialises in the construction o…
Does anyone make their own compost teas and liquid bio fertilzers for the use in lawn care and / or plant care ? Seems to be a growing area with a lot more suppliers offering a wide range of products you 'brew up' and then apply to help soil heath e…
"A useful little tip I've found with my HSA86.................... the gearbox used to fill up with bits of debris from whatever I was cutting. If you use a small blob of silicone sealant on top of the blades where they leave the casing... then replac…"