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Complete Weed Control has announced a series of roadshow events to provide essential guidance for the amenity sector dealing with the application of glyphosate.

The half day seminars will detail the latest information from Bayer regarding…

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Andy Pullin posted a discussion
We're looking at buying one of these shredders - any opinions or experience - good or bad?
5 hours ago
Jon Perry replied to Jon Perry's discussion Honda GCV 170
"Yes, loads of people on the forum seem to rate etesias very highly. I just worry about buying second hand. I'm sure you could get a bargain but I guess you could also get a "duffer" with no comeback. I'm not really in a position to risk that. "
6 hours ago
Damian Jones replied to Jon Perry's discussion Honda GCV 170
"How about a second hand Etesia? I bought one for £475 and it’s been fantastic "
6 hours ago
James whitmore replied to James whitmore's discussion Equipment for sale
"Both chainsaws now SOLD
still have the unused weibang that’s going on fleabay and gumtree this week ,   
Thanks "
6 hours ago
Ian Kenyon replied to James King's discussion Seeding after scarifying
"Thanks. It's my first attempt.nlearnt a lot on how much I could improve my presentation style"
6 hours ago
Ian Kenyon replied to James King's discussion Seeding after scarifying
"Buy in bulk bags from Veioli. Yes the Matt knocks off high points and leaves in the depressions"
6 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Jon Perry's discussion Honda GCV 170
"I have the Stiga twinclip which is 95% the same as the mountfield. It has the GC 190 engine. And it is an excellent bagger. I dont think the 0.5hp is really going to matter much as my kaaz mower is an even better collector and has a less powerful en…"
7 hours ago
Jon Perry replied to Jon Perry's discussion Honda GCV 170
"Thanks Dave. Good point. I think Mountfield must be replacing the gcv190 with the gcv170 you can get the sp555v with either engine at the moment. Decent pick up is paramount.. I wonder whether the dual blade in the Mountfield actually collects 20% m…"
7 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Ramps for mower
" You don't say whether you need ramps for hand mowers or a ride on machine. If it is a ride on, then get some proper ramps and don't even think about timber/boards. Apart from potentially and most likely not being strong enough, you will spin wheels…"
8 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Jon Perry's discussion Honda GCV 170
"The thing that would sway it for me is the basket, the Alko with plastic basket should be the better bagger when wet due to greater air flow vs a fabric bag but the Mountfield does look like quite a good wee mower for price."
8 hours ago
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8 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Ramps for mower
"I have a couple of short scaffolding boards they have the advantage of being able to be used as scaffold boards as well as ramps!
If loading something heavy and you feel the need to put a couple of bricks or something else under them around the midp…"
10 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Ramps for mower
"With respect John, I've had the same boards for years and they have no signs of any weakness, I reckon they'll outlast me! I don't see any more risk of tyres slipping on wood than there is on steel. You just need to use a modicum of common sense.  I…"
10 hours ago
Jon Perry posted a discussion
I'm in the market for a new mower. I have a £600 budget. Probably using for about 2 hours a day on average. I've looked into, and dismissed, battery mowers. I was on the verge of buying an Alko 527 vsh with the tried and tested Honda gcv160 engine.…
12 hours ago
Catherine Miller replied to Jessica Bateman's discussion Ramps for mower
"Another vote for scaffold boards
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13 hours ago
Alasdair @ TheGardenService Ltd replied to Anthony Toop's discussion Etesia pro46 belt change
"Thanks guys for this topic. Just replaced the transmission belt on a 2015 Pro51x
Just to add, to undo the central nut I managed to prevent the engine from turning by placing a screwdriver shaft through both clutch plates (large discs just above blad…"
15 hours ago
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Honda GCV 170

I'm in the market for a new mower. I have a £600 budget. Probably using for about 2 hours a day on average. I've looked into, and dismissed, battery mowers. I was on the verge of buying an Alko 527 vsh with the tried and tested Honda gcv160 engine.…

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