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 Looking back over the year's projects.


As we sit here reflecting over the busiest year yet! Our minds keeps coming back to all the many projects that the team have done and are doing. 
The weather has really made a difference to how people have used

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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…"
1 hour ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"What is your average daily mileage?"
1 hour 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…
2 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.…"
2 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)…"
2 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…"
2 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…"
2 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…"
3 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"TLDR = I found a link for e-Vivaro, its right at the end :)
The basic saving is fuel. Assuming you change to a cheap overnight tariff such as Octopus Go (if you do that get a referral code from someone as both of you get £50 or £100 quid or…"
3 hours ago
Mark McNee replied to John Martin's discussion Land Drain Layout
"The herringbone pattern allows the pipes to be joined at a 45 degree angle rather than 90 degrees. 90 degree joints slow the water flow more leading to the silt droping out of the water and blocking the drains. For this reason all the landdrain…"
3 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"I'm literally refering to using water in a fuel tank in stead or petrol/diesel and having an electrolysis system built in.
It's a perfectly feasible with our current technology. I appreciate to split water molecules you need to put in as much energy…"
5 hours ago
Peter replied to Nigel Rawlins's discussion Electric Vans
"I looked into buying an electric van in September when I was replacing my old Ford Connect.   I was very tempted but what put me off was not having a charge point at home, I don't have a driveway where I live.  Also the lack of charging stations put…"
6 hours ago
Sam Bainbridge replied to Sam Bainbridge's discussion Lawn mower power
"Agreed on the wiebang but the blade control is daft no BBC and you can't change the height at front hand rear which I find helps in wet grass or moss "
6 hours ago
DigBandit replied to Claudia's discussion Mature (20+ yrs) Japanese Maple and Camellia on offer
"I can see the vision - with my little garden - I put some little "dinosaurs" to root around ( see my profile for one) to add some movement,as well as a homemade small weater feature - I've mostly grubbed around for almost dead plants and revived…"
8 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to Sam Bainbridge's discussion Lawn mower power
"Mind you, to be fair the only roller mower on the market built like a tank is the Weibang pro, if I put the Stihl roller mower against any of my other roller mowers the build quality is on a level playing field... "
8 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to Sam Bainbridge's discussion Lawn mower power
"I also own two Etesia Pro 46's .."
8 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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