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Telford College of Arts and Technology is a further educational college in Shropshire that has recently undergone extension work. Tobermore have supplied a vast range of paving products that have been used to create a striking new landscape at Telfor
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Health and Safety in the garden

Robin Ainsworth is founder of www.gardens4u.co.uk, based in Market Drayton, Shropshire and Putney, South-West London.

Robin isn't convinced that garden health and safety is being taken seriously - Robin asks: What is t

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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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Chris & Heather McAlpine replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
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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…"
1 hour ago
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. "
1 hour ago
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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1 hour ago
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."
1 hour ago
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...."
1 hour ago
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."
1 hour ago
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."
1 hour ago
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"
2 hours ago
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…"
2 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
2 hours ago
James replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
"Very nice Vic"
3 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to paul watson's discussion Chinese made equipment
"It is.
 
I've got a Chord DAC also."
3 hours ago
paul watson replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"I also have a totally knackered one of the same machine with blunt but fully intact blades so might swap them over and try and sharpen them, I think thats better than the missing tooth.
Thanks again"
3 hours ago
Billybop replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"cheers paul good to hear you have a back up machine at least, despite its dental problem"
3 hours ago
paul watson replied to paul watson's discussion Stihl Hsa 86 overheating
"It wasnt really intermittent, once the problem started it just got gradually worse,taking longer to get up to full speed and power and now stopping altogether, I will try and persevere with my petrol one with a tooth missing and hope the dealers re…"
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