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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Billybop replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Makita battery hedge trimmers
"they sure are, there is a difference however between the power needs of a cordless drill for example and a gardening tool however. But am open minded as to their ability as makita seem to get a lot from those 18v packs. i have one of the job site ra…"
2 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Makita battery hedge trimmers
"Thanks for the replies guys. 
Billy op, at least their 18 v site tools are well proven technology. "
4 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
"Very very nice!!!"
22 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Edward baker's discussion Which dual use mower? Mulch or collect
"I use the izy and it does quite a good job, tho I have upped the revs. Its does require regular cleaning of the deck as it gets quite thick with grass and the deck is steel so I give it a good dose of wd40. Keep the blades sharp too and it leaves a…"
yesterday
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Edward baker replied to Edward baker's discussion Which dual use mower? Mulch or collect
"Anyone use a mulching izy 21 inch? It ticks all the boxes, lightweight, flap for stripes, duel use.£650 new."
yesterday
Chris & Heather McAlpine replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
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yesterday
Vic 575 replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
"I bought a Parker brand leaf blower for my assistant a few months ago. It was less than £80 and presumably made in China. It is well-made and is a very good leaf blower. It started second pull straight from the box. It is so far at least as good as…"
yesterday
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"There is nowhere to screw a grease tube on. That's why you need to take the gearbox cover off and apply grease directly.
 Suggest you take another look at the machine. We know this is correct thing to do as we have 4 of them. "
yesterday
paul watson replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"I meant taking a screw out then screwing the grease tube on to top up, the battery hsa 86 does not have this
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yesterday
paul watson replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"This is the battery hsa 86 Nick it only has 2 torx screws holding a plastic casing over the gearbox, the gearbox gets the odd bit of cuttings in which is not ideal as it is not sealed like the petrol ones."
yesterday
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"On ours there are a several torx screws on the casing of the hedgecutter head...not one single tor's screw...."
yesterday
paul watson replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"Nick, I always keep the gearbox topped up with grease, these dont have a lot in to start with and can just be cmeared in, there is no torx screw to take out."
yesterday
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"I would grease the gearbox - it's only a few screws to undo the cover."
yesterday
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Rear roller mower
"Let me know how you get on with it am in no rush for my new roller i keep looking"
yesterday
Andrew Watts replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
"Agree Vic it's very impressive and high end quality. But my point is that as they use as stated "a lot of semi-conductors", then there is a good chance some of those were made in China. I see nothing wrong with that, Shenzen is top end when it comes…"
yesterday
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Chinese made equipment

Hi everyone, Personally I would not be buying anything made in China, Because of the covid 19  virus I believe there will be a kickback at chinese products and thus availability of parts. Never mind conspiracy theories, the chinese have covered up…

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