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John F replied to Mark Holman's discussion Oak sleepers
"Not just soil contact , some damage is due to insects , How can you monitor nature once the timber is installed , treatment cannot remain effective for the life of the installation ."
5 hours ago
Rob replied to William Green's discussion Mower fuel charge !!!
"I often think  and are told I charge too little.I am Self employed and am 35.I mow  two graveyards in my work, of which I charge  approx £112 for approx 5 hours of hand mowing around graves and the main fields, does this seem low to you?"
6 hours ago
Mark Holman replied to Mark Holman's discussion Oak sleepers
"Thanks guys - pretty much as I assumed. I've installed sleepers for 25 years, and some are still going, whereas other last a few years. Doesn't make a sense. Will be making all clients painfully aware of the longevity and preservative options, with…"
7 hours ago
David Benson replied to Mark Holman's discussion Oak sleepers
"if they were new untreated moden sleepers they have done well if they were old reclamed sleepers they should have done a coupple of more years but all said after 8 years i dont think they have a comeback on you 
if you go back to your supplyer they…"
8 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Mark Holman's discussion Oak sleepers
"many years ago, I had oak sleepers installed to make a raised bed.................... they put heavy duty plastic sheeting behind the sleepers to protect them against rot even though they were a hardwood.... this must have been some 20 years ago and…"
11 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Mark Holman's discussion Oak sleepers
"It's a natural product and as such it will decay over time especially if in contact with soil or vegetation. The fact that's it's an hard wood dosnt mean it will last for decade's. If the customer has had 8 years our of it I would say that's a good…"
13 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Mark Holman's discussion Oak sleepers
"Mark, after 8 years the client has definitely not got any comeback on you, unless a guarantee was supplied or implied by you at the point of sale in writing. ( My daughter is a solicitor).  It's always best to try and sort these things out amicably…"
13 hours ago
Mark Holman posted a discussion
After installing oak sleepers for a client 8 years ago, they have started to rot. They are installed upright  as a small retaining wall. My timber supplier obviously isn't going to want to know after this period, and I'm concerned about the outcome…
15 hours ago
Joey figo replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Hi Paul, thank you for the advice re Al-KO mowers. I'm on it 😃👍"
yesterday
paul watson replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"I have a an al-ko  470 br mower with this engine and it is excellent, just ploughs through stuff.,  Really powerful and only had the carb cleaned out in 7 yeara. So have a look for used al -ko mowers as well as viking and honda."
yesterday
Craig Lester is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Ben Carter posted a discussion
Thinking about changing my Brush cutter currently have a Stihl FS360 but thinking about a Husqvarna 545 RX.Anyone with any experience of the Husqvarna?Thanks in a advance.
yesterday
Joey figo replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Hi Adam, yeah the PTO sidedrive Hayters were brilliant, no crazy gearbox to go wrong. Funny enough Ive got one here, 48, full chute, blade brake. I don't use it anymore, maybe I should 🤔
Still waiting for some geezer who left a deposit on it to come…"
yesterday
Etesia UK posted a blog post
The team responsible for maintaining the incredible Logan Botanic Garden have noticed several benefits since investing in a wide-range of Pellenc battery-powered equipment.Regarded as Scotland’s most exotic garden, Logan Botanic Garden is located at…
yesterday
Joey figo replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Hi John 
Thank you for the reply, appreciate it. I'll keep an eye on the local gumtree ads, nothing showing as yet near by at the mo.
 
Agree on Viking mowers ! Love em. Got three, all 2nd hand before I got them. Had them all around 10 years now I…"
yesterday
John F replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Hi Joey I have the 545 Viking roller mower its 8 years old its an excellent machine so can understand you wanting to replace the engine . 
When Stihl stopped producing the viking i understand but not certain they just rebadged the 545 machine as…"
yesterday
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Oak sleepers

After installing oak sleepers for a client 8 years ago, they have started to rot. They are installed upright  as a small retaining wall. My timber supplier obviously isn't going to want to know after this period, and I'm concerned about the outcome…

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6 Replies · Reply by John F 5 hours ago
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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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12 Replies · Reply by Joey figo yesterday
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stihl MS 181 carburetor advice

I am having issues with my Carburetor and would really appreciate some advice. The initial symptoms were that as I reved the chainsaw, it would bog down. I tried to adjust it, but, as the trigger was pulled, it would bog down. I took it to my local…

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6 Replies · Reply by John F on Tuesday
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