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Chris replied to Chris's discussion Stihl hs56c hedge trimmer problem
"Thanks for the advice Graham, I think I'll drop it in the repair shop tomorrow for a estimate."
3 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Chris's discussion Stihl hs56c hedge trimmer problem
"The clutch springs are probably broken, the clutch "shoes" may be sticking on the pins they pivot on or the idling speed is too high....unlikely as I'm sure you'd  have noticed that.
You'll need to take the clutch apart...... unfortunately, a bit of…"
3 hours ago
Chris posted a discussion
Morning all, i've had the Stihl hs56c hedge trimmer for about 4/5 years but recently when i'm using it everytime i take my finger off the throttle the blades continue to move.Any idea's on how to fix the problem before i take it into the repair shop…
4 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Phil Voice's discussion Fly tipper caught red handed
"The highway angency/council have been litter picking on the A5 last week, so far they have bagged the litter and left it on the roadside for collection (I don't know if they do this to show how much litter there is)  There must be a bag every 10 met…"
5 hours ago
Andrew Booth replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"Hi Darran i am thinking about a battery hedgecutter to cut vibration out but spent a lot of money on petrol equiment. What i wanted to ask you what ladder did you end up buying cannot make my mind up."
5 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"I had the Stihl harness for mine, and it was helpful but the petrol engined Kombi melted a hole in the plastic basket that it sits in.  I took it back and they gave me a refund straight way.  Like Busy Bee said, we nearly always had hassle getting t…"
6 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"If my maths is correct 10 metre x10 metre x1.25 = 125 m3 that’s a hell of a hole to fill.please correct me  if wrong 
years ago at hortic college we needed a thousand ton to build a large mound and the cheapest way was to ask a groundwork’s company…"
6 hours ago
Paul is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
7 hours ago
Graeme Crowder replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"Personally I would recommend they fence it off. I certainly wouldn't have anything to do with the destruction of a perfectly good pond - too few of them already!"
15 hours ago
Jon Ward replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"Probably a lot more life in there than you realise. At least there is another pond. "
17 hours ago
Edward Fox replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Hi Ian, I,ve done loads of these types of job. First off, only use a disc for stubborn areas. Get yourself a mini pick (mine has a 750mm handle) and use that to hoick and lever out the pointing. If you are lucky whole lengths come out in one go and…"
18 hours ago
John Powley replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"All I can say is good luck!
 
There are many of us who would have not been as professional, that's for sure!"
19 hours ago
GreenPal Lawn and Stuart joined Landscape Juice Network
19 hours ago
alan wilton replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Use a disc to cut the old joints out.
Re point using a mix of 1cement, 1 Lime and 4 sharp sand, and water plus SBR gradually. Use a power mixer with a paddle to get a nice creamy consistency so this can be gunned into the joint. Slightly overfill th…"
19 hours ago
Ben Gooding replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Hi Andy,
Always disappointing when a client behaves in such a way and leaves a bad taste in your mouth etc, especially when you strive to do all you can and take pride in your work.  My advice would be to run a mile, if he's threatened you and your…"
23 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"We have had two of the petrol motors and found them to be hard to start after a couple of years, no other petrol,kit ever has done this to us! But I like the system as it takes up,less room in the van so was going to try the battery as the other bat…"
23 hours ago
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stihl kombi extention

ive been using a stihl kombi with a 1m carbon extention its great but can be very tiring on the arms for long periods not due to the total weight of the machine more due to balance point, to combat this im thinking of constructing some sort of…

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7 Replies · Reply by Andrew Booth 5 hours ago

Tricky customer

Hi all, I’m new on here. Read through some of the threads and have to say I’m very impressed by the advice and knowledge which is being shared. So, perhaps some of you might be able help me put my mind at ease. I have a small company based in…

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24 Replies · Reply by John Powley 19 hours ago