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Tim Bucknall replied to Peter sellers's discussion Hayter versus Honda
"Hayter used to offer variable speed on the 48 pro, but it wasn't up to it and used to break regularly."
4 hours ago
Tim Bucknall replied to Phil Voice's discussion Which garden tools are best?
"If you were working for me, you'd get a bollocking and told to be more careful!  For example you say you've snapped a half-moon- I can only think you've been levering with it.  Cut with the half-moon, dig out the slice with fork or spade.  A spade…"
4 hours ago
Fergal O Sullivan and Ian White joined Landscape Juice Network
5 hours ago
Joey figo replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"No luck at dealers so far.
Weird thing is, there are no end of Honda engines available on eBay etc at mega low price compared to B and S ones. You'd think it would be the other way around."
5 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Nor I. I call him carrion! 🤣"
7 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Cordless lawnmower
"I am finding the AP300S's give considerably more run time in both my Stihl battery mowers compared to the standard AP300 , especially if cutting long grass short, or wet grass which uses more power. I don't use the Eco mode personally as I find it…"
11 hours ago
Tim James wotton replied to Dougie's discussion Cordless lawnmower
"I've got 3 ap300 and 2 ap200 batteries. So far the 3 ap300 have been enough to last a shift. According to stihl each 300 battery will cut 300m2 of lawn but they can cut alot more if the eco mode is switched on and the grass is dry/short. 
If you've…"
12 hours ago
Joey figo replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Really......I wouldn't have the bottle to do that 😂"
22 hours ago
Joey figo replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"I'll check that out.  Thank you for your help.
 
I did try a dealer for a "scrap" one out of the skip but nothing 190cc, only smaller ones 125/140 which he reckons won't be powerful enough 🤷"
22 hours ago
John F replied to James King's discussion stihl MS 181 carburetor advice
"Also worth checking out Stihl chainsaw blog on E10 petrol .
Now only using my Petrol Stihl gear occasionally and feel their advice on not storing fuel containing E10 petrol for more than 30 days is relevant on manual adjustable carbs .
Changing fuel…"
22 hours ago
Tim Haywood replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Briggs Quantum engine, number probably:
126T02-3280-B1"
23 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to James King's discussion stihl MS 181 carburetor advice
"I wonder if it really is the carb thats causing the problem as you've tried another one? When the first carb was "sonic cleaned", was it completely stripped or just dropped in the tank.  It should have been completely dismantled, the diaphragm,…"
23 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Peter sellers's discussion Hayter versus Honda
"The new Hondas are pants compared to the older models from the 80s and 90s. The Honda GXV engines are bulletproof and are superb but, apart from the HRD536, are fitted with GCV engines. The GCV engines are good but I find they can be temperamental…"
yesterday
Billybop replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl strimmer
"Stihl FSA85 battery strimmer for me, the machine I have been using this season is 7 years old and still going strong. Can't imagine using anything else for lawn edges, so light,rapid and precise, almost like an extension of your arm, not thirsty on…"
yesterday
Tony @SM replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl strimmer
"Similar with mine. About 5 primes and it will go, unless it is hot when if this does not work I sometimes hold the throttle open and it fires up. Overall though, I've had 2 of these over 10 years (the first was stolen) and would buy another should…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Joey figo's discussion Viking MB545 VR engine
"Have you tried asking your machinery dealer if they've got one in there skip? They will most likely give it you for free.
This one's a bit dodgy: There's a guy I know that looks in the local obituary, see's if it's a big property and if they have…"
yesterday
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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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0 Replies · Reply by Joey figo 5 hours ago
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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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4 Replies · Reply by John F 22 hours ago
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Hayter versus Honda

We're looking at buying either the Hayter 48 variable speed, BBC roller or the Honda HRX 476 QY BBC roller.Need a medium size relatively light mower for some jobs, Honda 42kg , Hayter 48kg. Both BBC but Hayter is variable speed which is a plus. Both…

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6 Replies · Reply by Tim Bucknall 4 hours ago
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