"We've got a little inverter in the van, and our 4 batteries are charged on the go.
There is a certain discipline required....its embarrassing turning up with a load of expensive Stihl battery gear, but no charged battery 😁"
"i remember the bad old days of smoking loads of fags to get that 2 stroke taste out of one's mouth, been so long since i used a petrol hedge trimmer if i used one now would probably end up burning myself on the hot bits lol"
"I've come across Dr Elaine Ingham a few times. Her company provides training in compost tea and compost extraction. Soil food web is the company I think. Based in America.
I've not had any personal experience with teas, have been using no dig and mi…"
"I do like the idea of once spending on the batteries, there are minimal ongoing costs and no fumes etc. It doesn't bother me as much with blowers, mowers and strimmers but hedge trimming is the worse. I have a HS45 and the exhaust seems to be perfec…"
"Glad your problem was resolved. I was offered a refund on mine and took it. The dealer tried another head on it and it still juddered too much - real shame as the vibes on full throttle were fine, just useless anything less than fuill throttle. Mayb…"
Yeah I have found a few forums state side, where I think it was bred, and the consensus has been to run away from it just like the others. I might put it in a big pot, as it's a wonderful variety.. plus Iv bought it now😄...
Hows things wit…"
this seems to have spiralled off into a grass cutting fee thread!!
so just bought a Honda Izy 21 inch cut. Had new deck fitted, sonic cleaned carb, new spark plug, new pull cord and new blade. thanks for the advice everyone. I really appre…"
"yes the depreciation to the life of the battery probably a marginally larger cost than the price of the electricity itself. But very little of either really. I find it very satisfying carrying a box of depleted batteries in from the van after a good…"
"Hi Kris and Graham,
I hadn’t considered that there may be a misconception as to what the ELH is for and that it wrongly might be thought of as only be for a pole hedge cutter. The ELH is absolutely for a normal [non pole] hedge cutter. This is prim…"
"got a few 2 hour ones all very local, they take that long due to the lawn shape and lots of different bits/slopes rather than sheer size, all cut with my battery mowers so don't like them to get too out of control, was no quicker using petrol mower…"
"2x Stihl AP300 battery fully charged should be enough for a full day's hedge cutting.
By my calculation AP300 is 6Ah at 36v = 216 Wh - call it 250 Wh to allow for some losses.
1 unit of Electricity, 1kWh, on regular tariff is around 15p-20p, Off Pea…"
"To be fair, I'd probably actively avoid a regular two hour grass cut. That would be really horrific if you were rained off for a couple of weeks on the trott. I'm blessed I only do 4400 miles a year, everything is very close to me"