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The Dennis G860 cylinder mower is the most reliable cylinder mower on the market according to Dylan Thompson, grounds maintenance manager, at the all-new Colliers Park in Gresford, Wales.

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John F replied to Andrew Marson-Hull's discussion Corded tools
"Those machines possibly have a place in a remote setting where there is access to a power supply . I wouldn't want to use them in a domestic setting as a contractor "
38 minutes ago
Adam Woods replied to Andrew Marson-Hull's discussion Corded tools
"And another thumbs up for battery.. T
the cord is going to cause more problems than it cures...is it long enough, has it got tangled, has that elderly client tripped over the extension...the list goes on and on"
2 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Andrew Marson-Hull's discussion Corded tools
"Totally agree with Vic. Go cordless, there are simply too many issues with having a lead attached. I do agree with your point about the sourcing of the batteries not being environmentally friendly though, nor is the disposal. "
10 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Andrew Marson-Hull's discussion Corded tools
"For a few years I used the HSE 71. Mine has the 28 inch blade set but I believe it is now only available with the 24 inch blade set, so get the HSE 81. Although the 28 inch replacement blade sets can be bought swapped out. The reason I had this was…"
10 hours ago
Andrew Marson-Hull posted a discussion
Hi there, first post on here for me.  Been lurking for a while always seeming to end up here when googling so had to sign up! I've recently set up my new gardening business maintaining small domestic gardens. I already have a mix of Stihl petrol too…
11 hours ago
Andrew Marson-Hull and James Crocker joined Landscape Juice Network
12 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Tom Cann's discussion Self propelled mower recommendations please
"The 21" Kaaz/Danarm/Lawnflite roller mowers are pretty good and there are always secondhand ones coming up on Ebay for under £400.  Gearboxes can be a problem with them so make sure they engage properly and that the mower doesn't need a "nudge" to g…"
12 hours ago
John F replied to Tom Cann's discussion Self propelled mower recommendations please
"You could mulch the 4 hour job which will save you lots of time not having to box the grass  off with something like a toro recycler . As long as they dont want stripes .
Today i cut Three large wet overgrown lawns with a Viking 545 roller mower whi…"
12 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Tom Cann's discussion Self propelled mower recommendations please
"if you could stretch the budget to around £600, then 53-56cm Toro Recyclers or Honda Izy come into play. Toro are the machines we've had least problems with so I rate those. Many on here have mentioned the Honda Izy as being very good."
13 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Tom Cann's discussion Self propelled mower recommendations please
"I used one of these when starting out - good performance for a budget machine, mulches, collects or side discharge. Good speed and not too heavy. Not as good as the pro machines, but almost 1/3rd of the price. As a lone user I would expect to get ar…"
13 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Tom Cann's discussion Self propelled mower recommendations please
"Agree with Adam re the budget that you have available, £350-400 isn't enough  to purchase a 'wide cutting' model.  Toro produce a 30" Time Master for just over £1k. You may be able to get a good second hand machine for around half of that.  "
13 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim replied to Tom Cann's discussion Self propelled mower recommendations please
"Wheeled or roller?
If roller a (secondhand) Honda/Kaaz/Lawnflite/Kubota Pro.
Wheeled - much the same.
Thats not a long of money to play with in the commercial mower market I will be honest when a new Pro roller is around £1200....."
15 hours ago
Tom Cann posted a discussion
Evening Juicers!I need to get a self propelled mower as I have several clients with very large gardens.  One takes 4 hours to do and she insists on diamond patterning too! Ive got around 350 -400 in terms of budget. Im 6ft 2inch high so I need somet…
15 hours ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Boris Pilfold's discussion Safe chemical application and aftercare
"yes, company name embossed and product/ date filled in by pen...great idea "
19 hours ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Boris Pilfold's discussion Safe chemical application and aftercare
"All the years of testing and field trials before a product is released,  is geared towards human health & the environment. Where those two things intersect is such a changeable feast, the manufacturers could never replicate the various ways of poten…"
22 hours ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Boris Pilfold's discussion Safe chemical application and aftercare
"I know what you mean - they use them in Aus too for marking retic pipes...but no, sorry. Never seen them here..."
23 hours ago
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Corded tools

Hi there, first post on here for me.  Been lurking for a while always seeming to end up here when googling so had to sign up! I've recently set up my new gardening business maintaining small domestic gardens. I already have a mix of Stihl petrol…

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4 Replies · Reply by John F 38 minutes ago

Contracts and pricing

Hi all. I’ve got a couple of queries that I’m hoping you can share your wisdom on.I’m sure the answers to these are in the bog somewhere but I can’t subscribe this month as it’s been rather an expensive one for one reason or another. So I will join…

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