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Harry@VWGS replied to Tony @SM's discussion Stihl HLA85, Long reach trimmer.
"I went into my dealer yesterday and was shown that even if they would/could fix the machine, Stihl haven't got the parts needed in stock.. not good in my opinion, but I'm guessing over the next year or so companies are all going to struggle. "
6 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Tony @SM's discussion Stihl HLA85, Long reach trimmer.
"Try the dealer you got it from, mine did this and like yours was one month out of warranty but Stihl still honoured it."
7 hours ago
John F replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Will you or have you increased your rates post-covid to make up for lost revenue during the pandemic?
"It was an interesting time initially , I took the opportunity to re sett my customer base and weed out the unproductive jobs and i think equally one or two used it as an opportunity to sack me off to find a cheaper service . 
One job was an annual…"
9 hours ago
John F replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion Stihl HLA 86 needed.
"Which cordless models are classified as industrial as opposed to domestic ? and which components set the two apart . ? 
I was always told by dealers it is down to the quality of the gearbox with fuel driven hedgetrimmers .
 
 
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9 hours ago
Robbie posted a blog post
10 hours ago
Billybop replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion Stihl HLA 86 needed.
"yes so many completely different models now with slightly different references. For example HLA56 and HLA65 so easy to confuse if one digit is transposed, both long reach hedge trimmers but they don't use the same battery type even. Often see…"
12 hours ago
Keith replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Will you or have you increased your rates post-covid to make up for lost revenue during the pandemic?
"I had a few 'nervous' clients at the beginning who paused the work initially, but within a few weeks changed their minds after seeing their lawns getting out of hand ..I just encouraged them to pay by bank transfer ..skip the drinks etc…"
12 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Will you or have you increased your rates post-covid to make up for lost revenue during the pandemic?
"Most of us on here just carried on as normal throughout Covid. All my work continued as before. A large part of it is commercial work, but then all the domestic ones were also unaffected. The grass and the hedges still needed to be cut.
I would be…"
13 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Botanical Sexism and the Rise of Hay Fever
"The long covid effected my lung capacity for about 8 months, until January plus fatigue etc. I still get brain fog, annoyinly mostly plant names!
This also effected my mental health ( I have underlying issues) & had an affect on the regular…"
15 hours ago
Fleur Voice replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Botanical Sexism and the Rise of Hay Fever
"I had never heard of botanical sexism before but it explains so much! It's awful isn't it, I suffer really badly from allergies too, so I can empathise. Do you still feel the effects of long covid even now? I imagine everything contributes really,…"
15 hours ago
Tony @SM posted a discussion
I have been over the moon with this piece of kit.....until yesterday. It simply wouldnt go. I checked the grease as it hadn't been used for a while but that was fine. The gear moved when I manually rotated it. An hour later, it worked so I thought…
16 hours ago
Etesia UK posted a blog post
Martin Carty, Managing Director at Carty Services, has revealed how a 0% interest finance offer from Etesia UK enabled him to improve operations on a wide range of school playing fields throughout Warwickshire. During last year’s uncertainty and…
19 hours ago
JJ Gama replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Will you or have you increased your rates post-covid to make up for lost revenue during the pandemic?
"We increased our rates marginally but that was combined with an increase in the demand as restrictions on were eased. I think most the other companies around us did the same thing so it worked out but still, nice little way to recoup some covid…"
yesterday
David Benson replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion Stihl HLA 86 needed.
"i just gogeld it this is the first one i looked at 
just realised might be the wrong model"
yesterday
David Benson replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion Stihl HLA 86 needed.
"STIHL HSA 86 Cordless Hedge Trimmer 18" | STIHL Hedge Trimmer – Sam...
this site says it will deliver by monday"
yesterday
David Benson replied to 1st Garden Maintenance's discussion How to Value a Landscaping Business.
"dont know if i am working things out wrong but it would take 60 years of proffit to pay for the 750.000 dont get how the value is reached "
yesterday
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