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So Hayter have finally done a chain tensioner for the 56cm platform.
I understand not for the 48cm as there is no room.

I got a price from my dealer for the kit as I'm keen to have it on my prostripe 560.
The kit includes the template to drill holes (all 2022 models have the tensioner fitted as standard)Read More


A friend bought a new Stihl roller mower. Rm545. Briggs autochoke engine. It fires up fine. Then after a minute of use the engine starts to rub very rough. As though carb is dirty but it runs smooth after firing up. The mower is new with correct amount of oil and fuel cap isn't too tight. Thoughts please....

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What's your thoughts on banning petrol powered garden machinery. I gather there's a few campaigns around the world including us here in the UK where people are asking for a complete ban on petrol powered equipment.

Do you think the demise of petrol powered gear will drive down the prices of battery powered? Where will this leave the engine manufacturers, like Briggs & Stratton, Honda, Kawasaki, Loncin etc? Do you think they will replace their power units with a universal battery powered units, like Toro has done with their Toro and Hayter battery mowers.Read More


It's only been out for s short time over here in the UK, but since E10 petrol hit the fuel pumps, has anyone been using it, or have you been sticking to super unleaded, or one of the Alkylate fuels.

What I'd really like to know is, have you've had any issues since running E10, and...

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know where I could view or download a parts diagram for a Honda G28 generator engine? I tried tried online with no success.




Hi folks

The blade on my lawnmower has broke and needs replaced - see photos.

I have bought a replacement blade, but I need to know what is the correct process for turning a lawnmower upside down so that I can spend some time fitting it i.e. it has oil and petrol in it, so how do I prevent damage occurring when turning upside down to replace the blade?Read More

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