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Well a update on this, yes it's a bit late but.  I rang my local petrol station and asked when they were likely to have a delivery, I was told mid day and to ring back at 1pm to check.  I drove up there at 1pm and was pleasantly surprised the pumps were open again.

I stupidly put my normal amount of £30 worth of diesel in my car, since then it's gone crazy, panic buying queues everywhere and I suspect I will struggle to get my next fill. 

If I had put more than usual in my car to make sure I'd be as bad as the panic buyers, you just can't win sometimes.
Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang Legacy Pro 56
September 26, 2021, 11:27:04 AM
You mean the two ratchet gears in the middle of the roller shaft?

These are a loose push it in the roller half's but are held on to the ratchet hub via a circlip.  The bearings inside these gears are a press fit.  I haven't ever replaced those bearings so noot sure exactly how tight they are.  I've only ever removed the gears from the ratchet assy to free off and lube the ratchet plungers and springs, or to replace a broken shaft as in the links below.  ;)


Went to get some diesel this morning to get to work, greeted at the local garage with signs saying Sorry no Diesel. So drove another five miles to the next nearest petrol station, all pumps were out of order, I suspect due to no fuel again.

Went home looked up a few stations which I could get to with the remaining fuel left in my car, and gave them a call.   All of them are out of Diesel.

I knew things were getting bad, but never seen it like this before.  What's the situation where you live?
Hi and welcome to TGMF.

So if I got this right, you're asking about a chainsaw on a pole as in a pole Pruner? That's basically a small chainsaw head on the end of a pole, to extend reach.
General Discussion / Re: New mower
September 08, 2021, 06:47:23 PM
Hi Liamjc79, and welcome to TGMF.

Are you not happy with the the Harriers you have, what problems are you experiencing with them?
So who's taken the plunge and switched to battery power?

Although I still have my old Hayter Harrier 56, I decided this year to to give battery power a try.  Got myself a EGO LM1900E-SP and a 7.5AH battery and fast charger.  Must say it's an absolute joy to use. Light, powerful and just so convenient to use. 

Power is easily on par with a petrol 19" and the collection is just fantastic, it packs the box whether the grass is damp or dry.  Battery life: A single charge is also more than adequate to cut front and back lawn and still has more than 30 percent charge left. the battery as it's a 7.5ah takes around an hour to fully charge.  This mower can also be purchased as kit LM1903E-SP, which comes with a 5.0ah battery and fast charger which takes around 40 minutes to fully charge.

Do I miss the stripes: No I don't at all.  ;)
Quote from: graeme70926 on September 03, 2021, 06:28:10 PMFinally got round to replacing the solenoid today and were back to starting on the key. Its a fiddly little job to do but got there in the end.

Yep, it's a bit awkward, I'm sure they could have made this easier, but then they never think of the people that have to repair this stuff. Glad you got it sorted though.  :tup:
Hi Kidder68, and welcome to TGMF.

As long as the replacement engine has the exact same mount and shaft fitting and can at that angle (it has a diaphragm carb) it should work.

What's wrong with your existing engine?  I know you said you bought another, but are they both so bad they can't be rebuilt.

Hi Stephen, and welcome to TGMF.

As it slowed down after a few turns to a state where the solenoid just clicked, it really sounds like a battery issue.  Did you check the voltage across the battery as you crank the engine, if it drops dramatically I'd try another battery.
I guess you have nothing to lose by trying it. ;) The drive end looks ok, so as long as the bearings are good, and the sprung thrust washer is in place it should work.

I've seen these shaft ends worn right off, so you're lucky there's still something there to work with.

Let us know how it goes.
I definitely haven't got one, but hopefully someone will see you post and be able to help you.

I have got to replace one myself when the new roller and bearings arrives. Pretty common fault on these machines though, we've changed several over the years.   
Lawn mowers / Re: New type Hayter Harrier's
August 07, 2021, 06:57:56 PM
Quote from: Richard on August 07, 2021, 06:13:10 PMI thought the kit was a change of cogs  at the side

That's on the 41,  it's a kit containing Two sprockets, new chain, and new cover to fit over the enlarged roller sprocket, and some new circlips. On the 48 it's just a bigger gearbox pulley and roll pin.   

Lawn mowers / Re: New type Hayter Harrier's
August 07, 2021, 05:18:21 PM
Hi Rich, and welcome to TGMF.

The circlip you mentioned on the gearbox shaft, that's a common problem and I believe if you look at a replacement gearbox they have now instead off adding a circlip groove they've drilled the shaft and replaced that circlip with a roll pin.

The drive speed issue is another big fail on Hayter's part imo. The 48 pro reduction kit is a slightly larger pulley which fits on the gearbox. It doesn't slow it down by much, but those we have fitted in the past seemed to stop the customers complaining so it must be just enough.  I think it went from 3.4mph down to 3mph with the new pulley.

In theory your MACHINE should already have it fitted if it's a B-spec machine.
Sorry for delay in answering.

I don't know if you have solved this already?  Assuming you've checked that you have power down from the small wire to activate the solenoid? Solenoids do fail on these. Also make sure parking brake switch is working correctly.   
Lawn mowers / Re: Mountfield dipstick?
August 01, 2021, 04:08:48 PM
Hope the mower works out ok. Happy mowing.  ;)