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Lawn mowers / Re: Ariens Razor
« on: December 11, 2019, 07:45:57 AM »
Seems there is now a updated front pully for this machine now, it's supposed to stop the problem with the belt coming off.   If I understand it's slightly deeper and has a minor adjustment in level.

I'll update this post later with the part number.  ;)

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Chainsaws and Pole pruners / Re: STIHL HT-KM Pole pruner
« on: December 04, 2019, 05:23:26 PM »
Hi Green Man, and welcome to TGMF.  :tup:

Must admit the new pruner attachment seems a bit Micky Mouse build wise compared to the older ones.  The castings are ultra thin a don't look very strong, almost looks like it was designed specifically for a battery machine.   

So I don't blame you for trying to resurrect your old unit.  ;)  Let us know how you get on with it.

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Lawn mowers / Re: Harrier pro
« on: December 01, 2019, 03:38:56 PM »
Hi Goso, and welcome to TGMF.  :tup:

Assuming this is a new type harrier pro 41, or 48

If you haven't done so already, I'd be tempted to contact Hayter and see if they can help with these issues now, especially as these machines have been out for a while.  As many people have made the same complaints about the new Harriers, I'm sure they'll have some answers.  ;)

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Lawn mowers / Re: Honda Air Filters
« on: November 30, 2019, 09:24:46 PM »
Actually I was wondering if the filter being used had got soaked in petrol, because obviously that would give those symptoms until completely dried out.  Plus the Honda's GCV's are renowned for flooding issues, which makes that scenario very likely.


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Blowers and Vacuum Shredders / Re: Calls for ban on Leaf-Blowers
« on: November 27, 2019, 12:56:45 AM »
Thanks Allan.  ;)

I agree we need to look after the planet.  But, if bans are introduced on this sort of equipment then where will it stop, next we won't be able to mow grass, use powered sweepers etc, in fear of killing or disturbing insects or wildlife. 

I think some of the cordless blowers are just as noisy in some ways, as a majority of it comes from the fan unit itself. 

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Blowers and Vacuum Shredders / Calls for ban on Leaf-Blowers
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:29:35 PM »
Looks like the use of Leaf Blowers is taking a bit of a hammering now, loads of places calling for bans of said equipment.

Here's a couple of them,

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/leaf-blowers-insect-noise-pollution-germany-gardening-a9208366.html

https://www.parksandrecbusiness.com/articles/2018/12/leaf-blower-bans

Your thoughts on this?

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Show us the gardening deals / Amazon Black Friday deals
« on: November 24, 2019, 12:50:43 PM »
Amazon Black Friday deals.


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Lawn mowers / Re: Honda Air Filters
« on: November 14, 2019, 06:56:47 AM »
Was the original filter a green paper one with black rubber seal?  Most of them today are white paper with a pinky orangey seal P/N 17211 Z8B 901  The Green ones are more like the Briggs ones, with a less pleats in them, while the later ones have more pleats = bigger surface area.

Only real problems I've had with Honda filters is when the carb floods and wets the paper with fuel, that'll make it run a rough as anything.   The Honda's also have a habit of eating heir own exhaust fumes, and sooting up the filters, especially the early auto choke IZY mowers.   

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Show us the gardening deals / Amazon Hidden Gems Sale
« on: November 11, 2019, 07:39:58 AM »
Only one day left, the Amazon Hidden Gems Sale.  Grab yourself a bargain. Amazon Hidden Gems Sale

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General Discussion / Re: Stamp Out Tool Theft
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:47:55 AM »
Typical isn't it.

Apparently because of the General Election, the closing date for this petition has been brought forward, so now will be closing at 00:01am on 6 November.   

So all petitions will close, and you'll not be able to able to start or sign petitions.

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NOMIS  Thanks for your input.   ;)

I'll give this more thought and come back, though I do wonder sometimes if having the saw set up properly in the first place is half the battle, because that alone makes one hell of a difference.

I do see and accept your point though, regarding the strive for all things = max HP.

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I have to revisit this topic, and ask something that's been bugging me, and it might be a tad controversial, but I'm really curious from a none tree surgeon's perspective.

What's the point?  Like most machines, if you were racing / competing with it I can understand porting tuning and trying to wring as much power out of the engine to within a mm of it's life. And talking about life, usually anything built for speed has a limited time between rebuilds.

But this is equipment used for your day job, time is costed in when you quote,  ripping through a log 5 seconds quicker and adding those cuts up = x? mins per day. 

Anyway, now I'll await the flack.  :doh:  Thoughts?

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Equipment Wanted / Please Read before posting in Items Wanted board
« on: November 01, 2019, 07:49:59 AM »
The TGMF Team, and website as a whole take no responsibility for transactions between buyer and or seller. Any transactions are down to your own discretion. This section has been put in place for active members of TGMF, please don't abuse it.

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The TGMF Team, and website as a whole take no responsibility for transactions between buyer and or seller. Any transactions are down to your own discretion. This section has been put in place for active members of TGMF, please don't abuse it.

You are welcome to advertise your garden machinery and equipment for sale here.

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Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Husqvarna 122c
« on: October 21, 2019, 07:58:29 AM »
Thanks for that info Barrie, very interesting actually.  :tup:  I'm betting the pricing is pretty good too.  Food for thought imo.   ;)

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