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Luke brooks replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Heavy duty brushcutters
"Great recommendation Dave 
that will narrow his choice down lol 
sorry I had to comment "
25 minutes ago
Dave replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Heavy duty brushcutters
"Any decent strimmer, but easyer with cow horn handles. Shredder blade or Tri blade. Us the strimmer up and down left and right. Visor highly recommend."
42 minutes ago
Jack Doherty replied to Gary RK's discussion Calculating building material quantities guide
"why not lol"
1 hour ago
Charlie Manton replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Heavy duty brushcutters
"I have the Husqvarna 555 RXT. It's an absolute beast. It's heavy and noisy, but with the harness the weight is nicely distributed. The extremely low vibes mean you can use it for long periods, too. 
https://youtu.be/gWO7Gsdc29M"
2 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Gary RK's discussion Calculating building material quantities guide
"This discussion is 8 years old lol"
2 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Heavy duty brushcutters
"When presented with 6 foot high brambles I prefer to vertically cut through and horizontally cut through with a hedge cutter. Primarily because using a brush cutter at any position other than just above the ground can be bloody lethal with bits…"
3 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Heavy duty brushcutters
"I've a Stihl FS130..... now FS131............. which has enough power to deal with most things.         To be  honest, I've never had much joy with brambles once they've a lot of growth.................. the stuff winds itself round the blade…"
3 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Heavy duty brushcutters
"I've got an old FSR90R with a brushknife blade for that sort of work - in my experience if you get on top of the problem now, and then visit in a month or so and tidy it up - you will be able to use a flail mower from that point forward. In fact we…"
3 hours ago
Jonathan Davis posted a discussion
Morning AllI have just taken on a new client, who is a property developoer, with two large sites. Both are overgrown fields and I am considering a heavy duty brush cutter to deal with the areas where the flail won't reach. Mostly brambles. Any…
5 hours ago
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6 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Sean Clarke's discussion Decent leaf grabs
" I have a pair that were given to me by a client downsizing about 4 years ago - completely made of metal, including the leaf picker bit - and theyre still going strong, though I may invest in a pair of those Tudor ones now.... and see if they are…"
6 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Neal wood's discussion Mighty mac chipper
"I'd say hire one 
At that kind of money it's probably blunt underpowered and when new not impressive 
they are slow snd noisy if access is an issue removing waste Id go electric 
I bought a ryobi 2500 watt shredder 15 yrs ago to shred 2yr wood on a…"
6 hours ago
mark bayley replied to Sean Clarke's discussion Decent leaf grabs
"We use these,wouldn't be without them.lightweight, durable and bright yellow, so easier to find on site.
https://www.tudorenvironmental.co.uk/tudor-long-handled-leaf-grabbe..."
6 hours ago
Billybop replied to Sean Clarke's discussion Decent leaf grabs
"spear and jackson ones for me. the blades are plastic but seem strong and pick up is good even for quite heavy stuff. For 19.99 on amazon they are worth every penny even if they only last a couple of seasons, but i can see them going longer than…"
7 hours ago
Billybop replied to Sean Clarke's discussion New Ego Tools 2021
"the latest 650 cfm blower would be good too. i bought mine from america rather than wait until they bring it out over here. Obviously the US version Nexus has 120V outlets rather than our 240V and shipping/customs charges would be outrageous anyway.…"
8 hours ago
John F replied to Neal wood's discussion Mighty mac chipper
"As David mentions above i have had similar experiences with a similar chipper .
Good points were the B & S engine was extremely reliable but the chipping / shredding process was far too time consuming to make the machine viable to use professionally…"
10 hours ago
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New Ego Tools 2021

Heard some interesting rumours today, from a good source I must add, Ego will be releasing the Nexus power station in the UK early next year, along with a cut-off saw (Stihl saw), top-handled chainsaw and telescopic hedge-trimmer! If at least one of…

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1 Reply · Reply by Billybop 8 hours ago

Decent leaf grabs

Has anyone successfully bought any decent long-handles leaf grabs suitable for us professionals? I've had no luck so far! Bought another pair today, called "Grab-o-saurus". They got a good review on the original LandsacpeJuice website and they were…

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10 Replies · Reply by Adam Woods 6 hours ago