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The Solihull Gateway project has saw £2.3m worth of highway improvements in the Station Road and Poplar Road areas of Solihull town centre, forming a key ‘Gateway' for access into the town centre.
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Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Sean Payne's discussion Br800 Blower
"It comes with a straight nozzle. Only disadvantage is that it is a bit short and you can't flick sticks on the ground like you can with a BR430. it is however immensely powerful and quick at clearing big areas with ease. "
7 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"good man, let us know how you get on, i think i started laughing like a nutter first time i used a hsa86 years ago as it made a previously unpleasant job so easy, it was an absolute game changer for me and put me on cloud 9 for several days…"
9 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Yeah i start with hedge cutter take it from there"
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"yes good machine no need to go the whole hog on battery straightaway, start with the hedge trimmer and see if you catch the bug. but keep batteries well away from fuel as its not worth the risk of a spark if petrol got splashed over one"
9 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"I just recently bought a new etesia that will do me for few years yet "
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"battery on my lawnmowers as well and have been for years. as you would expect they use up more batteries than a hedge trimmer! but I wouldn't have it any other way"
9 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Not really much to do with battery tools maintenance wise which ia a big bouns are you still useing a petrol lawnmower or have you switched to battery on that aswell"
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"you unscrew the plastic cover with a torx wrench, brush out any small bits of hedge that found their way in, put a bit of white grease on the cogs and its done"
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"yes i was immune to it for years as was accustomed to it but just can't cope with it now. The battery gear is a slightly different way of working but for me the upsides out weigh the disadvantages"
9 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Much easyier than clean out carbs etc do tou need to take the plastic cover off to grease the 86 or is there a wee nipple to pit the grease in"
9 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"I am use to the smell of 2 stoke due to the fact i only use two stoke but now its time to change to battery its the way forward "
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"the only servicing is to do with moving parts, ie greasing/sharpening where appropriate. but no engine or fuel system so those aspects of servicing are eliminated"
9 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"The idea of getting the kombi was the price i thiught it would be cheaper buy all the attachments rather than full maxhine maybe wont need the kombi after all then "
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"can't wait to see the new gear, might treat myself, i mean, invest in equipment for the business lol"
9 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"There is definitely a lot of plus side of haveing battery tools now seem to be much better in all counts and obviously save money down the line with no need for fuel and serviceing "
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"that smell of 2 stroke exhaust especially when mixed with the stench of freshly cut leylandii makes me physically retch these days. it's like being an ex smoker when the smell of somebody's fag catches you lol"
9 hours ago
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Stihl hsa 86

Hi i am looking at moving over to the stihl battery tools and i am looking for pro and cons of the stihl battery tools is it worth moving over from petrol and how do people rate the stihl hse 86 hedge cutter?

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