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Tony @SM replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl strimmer
"Similar with mine. About 5 primes and it will go, unless it is hot when if this does not work I sometimes hold the throttle open and it fires up. Overall though, I've had 2 of these over 10 years (the first was stolen) and would buy another should…"
25 minutes ago
Honey Badger replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Have you tried asking your machinery dealer if they've got one in there skip? They will most likely give it you for free.
This one's a bit dodgy: There's a guy I know that looks in the local obituary, see's if it's a big property and if they have…"
30 minutes ago
Joey figo posted a discussion
Hi, been trying to source a replacement BS engine for a Viking mower in title.....with no success.I understand from Stihl/Viking that the engine at the time was a 625/675 series, 190cc and around 5.5hp. Cant find an old cheap mower anywhere with…
2 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Hayter versus Honda
"Tim, yes assume the Honda are roller? we run several wheeled HRX 537 with mulch option and are very pleased with them both collection and mulch. We tried the 48 pro and didn't like the lack of variable speed which we have on the 56pro,s we run.…"
8 hours ago
Tim Bucknall replied to Peter sellers's discussion Hayter versus Honda
"We use hayter 48 pro, Honda HRX and a couple of others.  The Hondas are slower, don't pick up so well and if anything less reliable.  I won't be buying another.  The Hayters get a lot of chain wear but they have a silly plastic chain cover that…"
9 hours ago
Tim Bucknall replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl strimmer
"2-stroke should work at any angle.  It might just need a service and maybe some seals replacing."
9 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl strimmer
"there does seem a certain knack to starting the fs94 I've found.  Press the primer about 10 times and then count to ten slowly......... choke on............ usually starts on first or second pull.  If it doesn't, then hold the throttle open.... the…"
9 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl strimmer
"Always... but used the battery ones FSA55 and 56"
10 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Tommy's discussion New business enquiries
"Superb method , tried and tested , I also like to charge a little less when I know my regulars who I've had from day one are struggling "
11 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Tommy's discussion New business enquiries
"I retired last month and sold the business, there were only 2 of us doing garden maintenance and a small amount of extra summer lawn mowing... and yes we used to have an unmarked van, never advertised as such.
My method was to wait till around…"
11 hours ago
Anthony Toop replied to Tommy's discussion New business enquiries
"Im lucky in that i took on my son full time during the summer last year, he's 20.
He likes the work, has a passing but now growing interest in general gardening and plants etc, we don't always have full days, which suits me and him, less money but…"
22 hours ago
Oliver Ashton replied to Peter sellers's discussion Hayter versus Honda
"We reverted back to one of our stihl 655 rollers, it does the job fine, the change to the Honda was for the weight difference as the gardens are tiered and require the mower lifting. The Honda would be a reasonable mower for around £5-600 but…"
yesterday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
A range of SISIS synthetic turf maintenance equipment is helping to keep the ‘Wembley of South Wales’ in excellent condition.Merthyr Town FC is a non-league team from South Wales. It is a 100% fan owned community club that play in the Southern…
yesterday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Ashley Oakes, Course Manager at Wychwood Golf Club, has explained how an integrated turf management programme from ICL helped him to rebuild the course after an extreme summer drought.In the summer of 2018 golf clubs faced an unprecedented two-plus…
yesterday
John F replied to Dougie's discussion Cordless lawnmower
"Having taken a tool in the box approach to solve a lifting heavy mower up garden steps problem although a cordless convert I opted for a non purist solution to keep on delivering a service to the Two customers with awkward garden steps .
I bought a…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to James King's discussion stihl MS 181 carburetor advice
" Google 'Steve's small engine saloon' he has a video on carb adjustment.
Link below is also useful
https://www.sgs-engineering.com/help-advice/how-to-tune-a-2-stroke-..."
yesterday
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Viking MB545 VR engine

Hi, been trying to source a replacement BS engine for a Viking mower in title.....with no success.I understand from Stihl/Viking that the engine at the time was a 625/675 series, 190cc and around 5.5hp. Cant find an old cheap mower anywhere with…

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0 Replies · Reply by Honey Badger 30 minutes ago
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Hayter versus Honda

We're looking at buying either the Hayter 48 variable speed, BBC roller or the Honda HRX 476 QY BBC roller.Need a medium size relatively light mower for some jobs, Honda 42kg , Hayter 48kg. Both BBC but Hayter is variable speed which is a plus. Both…

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3 Replies · Reply by Peter sellers 8 hours ago
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