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Tobermore’s Manhattan plank paving has provided an innovative hard landscaping solution for East Ayrshire Council on their recent redevelopment of Onthank Primary School in Kilmarnock.
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Robert Chisholm and David Highe joined Landscape Juice Network
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Kris Baker replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
">  took them 8 hrs. charging stations not working and the wait for it to charge
I have used non-Tesla public charging probably half a dozen times. All of them were universally dreadful experiences. Often stalls broken, slow, had to have the right…"
1 hour ago
Kris Baker replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
">> plug in or self charging hybrids are a perfect compromise, far less emissions and petrol emissions at that not diesel, no range anxiety, whats not to like
I really liked the Range Extenders like the BMW i3 Rex. "Lawn mower engine" (that should…"
2 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"Definitely what would probably be regarded as downsides :)
Need to have EV, Solar PV and House Battery. They then use those in conjunction with prediction grid load and export at peak times to get best wholesale rate, and charge car / battery when…"
2 hours ago
David Benson replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"i have no experance with ev but one of my clients have a small ev and went to london to attend a wedding to avoid the congestion charg it took them 8 hrs. charging statioms not working and the watefor it to charg they said never again 
another one…"
9 hours ago
Damian Jones replied to Damian Jones's discussion Cub Cadet lawnmowers
"Thanks Peter.
Neither Honda or Hayter collect well in the wet. Dodgy gearboxes on Hondas too.
I will either go for an Etesia pro 46 or a Stihl 650. Think i prefer thw plastic box rather than bag"
11 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"Hi Kris, That 24/7 rate sounds good - what supplier? Are there downsides?"
12 hours ago
Anthony Toop replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"I don't undrstand the push for pure electric and all the grief that currently goes with it, plug in or self charging hybrids are a perfect compromise, far less emissions and petrol emissions at that not diesel, no range anxiety, whats not to like.…"
13 hours ago
John Martin replied to John Martin's discussion Land Drain Layout
"Mark,Thanks for your thoughts.The land drains are terminating in a soakaway shown, but not identified, on the sketches as the rectangle towards the top. This will in turn has an overflow.In both instances I'm not creating any 90-degree angles. The…"
14 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"What is your average daily mileage?"
15 hours ago
Fleur Voice posted a blog post
The Swedish botanist Carlos Linnaeus was blissfully unaware of the repercussions his nomenclature in 1753 would have centuries later in 2021. He was the first to identify the Ipomoea genus, naming 17 species under the same name. This meant that any…
16 hours ago
Ali Launder replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"I have a nissan electric van and you can heat the van using the electric from a remote. I don't understand why you would need a diesel heater - does he not have it plugged in at the time? Also I don't find the heater depletes the battery very fast.…"
16 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"> assuming charging at home at 14p/kWh
Wouldn't someone with an EV switch to a cheap overnight tariff and charge overnight? That would be around 5p/kwh (but even that extra saving is only going to make the maths work, currently, at higher mileage)…"
16 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
">> using water in a fuel tank in stead or petrol/diesel and having an electrolysis system built in
Interesting. However, if you plug the vehicle in (to create hydrogen) why not just have the car have a battery?
Mains -> Battery -> Wheels is very…"
16 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
">> what put me off was not having a charge point at home
I take my hat off to anyone that buys EV now and does not have off-street parking / home charging. Filling up is so slow, compared to Diesel, such that it would take considerable organisation…"
16 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"I don't think there will be any overall savings as what you gain on running costs, you lose on capital costs.
For example contract hire:
new vivaro EV, 20kpa is £520+vat pcm 3+59. Annual "fuel aka electricity" circa £1200, assuming charging at home…"
16 hours ago
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Lawn mower power

Hello I have a garden maintenance and landscaping business based near Carlisle and I'm looking at changing my mower fleet. Does anyone know which rear roller mower has the largest horsepower? I find the newer machines compared to my 20yr old 1 which…

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