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Honey Badger replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Vics right there's money in machines.
Do not negotiate rates with new customers what you want to charge is up to you, its not for them to set the rates you are offering the service. If you don't get what you need walk away to another that will…"
43 seconds ago
Honey Badger replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"The decks are very strong with no rusting issues. Honda claims in there marketing as tough as a rhinos hide."
8 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"I have an Efco self-propelled hand mower. I am not here to recommend Efco particularly, but rather the Honda engine that is fitted. The Honda engine is as sweet today as when I first bought the mower in, wait for it, 2005. So 19 years on and the…"
54 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Hi Lee,
Yes, I think this is the problem with general gardening, the more horticultural mixed type of work. It is hard to justify very high hourly rates for pruning roses and planting borders. I can do and have done all of this type of work, but…"
1 hour ago
Lee Davis replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Hi Vic. Yes I realise that I'm not charging enough, even after 7 years of self employment (20 years in horticulture). I don't really do lawn only jobs, I prefer to do the whole garden, but still £20/hr isn't really enough. I recently got a new…"
3 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Oh actually it sounds like Polystrong is the same as Xenoy. "
3 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"This is very encouraging! I don't know whether I should go for the bigger machine with the Xenoy deck or the 19" Polytough. I'm a bit nervous about spending that much money on a plastic deck, if I'm spending that kind of money I expect a good ten…"
3 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Thanks for that James. I love the build quality of the Weibangs but it sounds like Honda might be more practical for me, although the grinding noise is a bit worrying, isn't it under warranty? "
4 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Yes was a good mower and not too heavy , I purchased a cobra pro when my Honda needed some work and was in the workshop and I've used them ever since , for me they have just been the best mower overall what ever we throw at it , I've never tried…"
5 hours ago
James replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"I have a honda hrx537 hy and weibang 53asd
Can't go wrong with either. 
Weibang with a highlife blade and a dedicated mulching blade leave a phenomenal finish. Better than the honda but if grass is long or wet it can stick underneath and completely…"
14 hours ago
Tim Wallach replied to Tim Wallach's discussion Gadgets that were surprisingly useful: catcher on hedge trimmer
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15 hours ago
Tim Wallach posted a discussion
Impulse buys/ gadgets that turn out to be useful!Bought a Stihl catcher that is easy to put on/ remove.  It just slides on and off.    Helps when doing tops of hedges to bring down debris.  Would be perfect if longer.  
15 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Kaaz, lawnflite and cobra pro are all old model rebranded honda's. Probably with the same chocolate honda gear box.
The honda hrx hy models have a hydrolic fluid gear box, apparently far more durable than orginal honda gear boxes acourding to honda…"
16 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Apologies I thought
you said HRH but I have owned the hrx 
yes could go roller , but nothing I've used collects like the cobra :) "
16 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"I think the lack of mulching puts me off. Having used a dedicated mulcher I've come to regard it as essential for the health of the lawns now. I think if I was going to buy a machine without mulching it would have to be a roller."
17 hours ago
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Hi guys. I've been in business 7 years and it appears to be time to buy a new mower. I've been using a Hayter 41 Pro roller and AS 420 Superclip mulching mower, the combo has worked well. But I managed to wreck the engine on the Hayter and it's £530…

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Just after some input from you guysGoing to be doing a lawn scarification and overseed/top dress but because of the naff weather we have had it has taken me ages to get the weedkiller down on the lawn. I have to wait 4 weeks before seeding and that…

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