Craig Richardson, head of grounds and gardens, is using a range of MM and Designer grass seed on a variety of sports pitches at the prestigious Millfield School in Somerset.Boasting a fascinating history and a brilliant present, Millfield is one of…
API confirms supportGroundsFest is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the Association of Play Industries (API), with the first event being held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 20 and 21 September 2023.The Association of Play…
"Definitely worth considering a decent battery hand held blower for those type of tasks. Considerably cheaper to run, quieter, etc. The hand held one I use has literally over twice the output of that Makita, but more expensive. Especially once you…"
"absolutely, the basic household ones can be single speed of course, with an "all or nothing" switch, but the medium to high end ones are all variable speed these days. I have noticed on some, the lowest speed it will run at can be too fast for some…"
"I have a cheap domestic Bosch one which is either full speed or off, so I'm ready now to get a more professional model I can graduate. I'll probably have to check out some YouTube reviews but want a shortlist really "
"I don't have one, but I do run Honda 4-stroke blowers and I find them much more pleasant to use compared to any 2-stroke. I've said to myself that next time I need to replace the Honda I will do with a Makita. They look great value."
"nice one, I have a Honda badged Ego clone from the original Honda cordless range (their offering is different now) Several years old and still running like clock work. I only use the small capacity batteries with it, I have larger ones that I use…"
I have had one of these for 18 months. Had to get the belt changed after a year as it was about to ping but was due a service anyway. So it has been very reliable, no surprise really as it is a very solid well built machine but this makes…"
"I looked at Stihl and Ego, and ended up buying the Ego ST1401. Really impressed with the ruggedness, ease of use,ability to alter length of shaft. It's also got the power load, although that is handy, it wasn't my main driver. Battery life is good,…"
"Vic 100% agree. I used a 25hp lawnflite 42 inch collector for years and used the tarp on the grass I'd mow first then dump on the tarp and literally at the end just hand collect bag into ton bags but my tip fees have escalated recently after losing…"
Anyone got one of these?Our old Echo hand held blower finally died. We only use a hand held for occasional light use EG grass clippings on hard surfaces, use backpacks for serious clearing. At £168 Inc vat online seems a bargain ? Appreciate it's…