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Diy Tutorials and How to's / STIHL: How To Perform An M-Tronic Reset
« on: June 09, 2020, 06:47:16 AM »
How To Perform An M-Tronic Reset

EGO LM1701E-SP 56v Self Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower (with Battery & Charger)

Supplied with a 2.5Ah battery & standard charger
Infinitely variable self-propelled drive system
42cm /16" cutting width
Tough poly cutting deck
Adjustable handle heights
Easy grass box emptying
Amazing 5 year warranty

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Mountfield MC380Li 40V Cordless Lawn Mower  £279.00 RRP £339.00 | SAVE £60

Includes 2 x 40V 2Ah Lithium-Ion batteries and charger
6 Cutting Heights (25-75mm)
38 cm (15") cutting width
45 litre grass collector with vision window
Ideal for lawns up to 20m x 20m

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General Discussion / What's on your Workbench today?
« on: April 14, 2020, 03:21:56 PM »
Ok you lot,  What machines have you been repairing today?

Lawn mowers / Battery Powered Ride-on Mowers
« on: April 13, 2020, 12:06:46 PM »
Anyone made the move yet to a battery powered ride-on mower yet?

just curious to know how you're getting on with it, likes, dislikes, and what make and model you have.

Cordless Power Tools / EGO POWERLOAD™ String Trimmer
« on: April 12, 2020, 04:15:06 PM »
EGO POWERLOAD™ String Trimmer

Can't be much easier than that, can it.  Only thing you have to watch out for is when to release the button, or you'll be taking the head to pieces to retrieve the line.   Works well though. 

Lawn mowers / Harrier 56 Pro, 579A / 579B
« on: April 12, 2020, 11:16:44 AM »
Not over impressed with build quality on these atm. 

I like the overall look and layout of the latest models, but to me it's let down by a couple of things which could be vastly improved.

1: Roller bushes.  These apparently made of a "low wear" plastic material which I guess are fine on a smaller 41, but they don't seem to be lasting very well on the 56's that I've seen so far.  One which came back after three months had to have these bushes replaced as the chain was jumping.  Yes it was used latter part of the season and was wet and muddy conditions.  After cleaning all the muck out of the cam drives in the rollers, lubing them up and refitting the roller assembly with new bushes all seemed fine, only had a small amount of end play between rollers and bushes.

Roughly three months later the machine becomes difficult to turn, as one of the roller cam systems had jammed.  Looking at the rollers it was apparent that it had loads of end play again, thus letting moisture and debris into the cam mechanisms once again.  So not a good sign of things to come.

2: Chain:  The chains used on these machines are of pretty cheap quality and go loose pretty quickly.  I believe these are going to be upgraded if they haven't been already.

3:  Rear sprocket and the way it's mounted to roller shaft is a bit naff, it's a thin sprocket with two flats machined into the sprocket centre hole, and two flats on the shaft.  This is "held" in pace with a flimsy Circlip which has been known to come off during operation, especially if you have a lot of side play in the rollers.

Apart from a few other teething problems they had with the Blade brake clutch (BBC) and couple of other bits I really like the machines, but the roller parts, bushes sprocket fitment could do with a rethink IMO.

What are your experiences with the Hayter Harrier 56 Pro 579A / 579B ?

Oh, and below I've attached a couple of pics of the bushes taken from the first three months use.  In the first one you can see the wear resulting in the chain going loose and jumping.  In the second image you can see why so much end play in the rollers, because of the length difference in the bushes.


Show us the gardening deals / Get up to 50% Off Car Parts
« on: February 29, 2020, 04:49:33 PM »
Euro Car Parts END OF MONTH SALE:  Get up to 50% Off Car Parts – USE CODE: “SALE60”

Honda Izy HRG 416 SK Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower £395.00  RRP £497.00 | SAVE £102

Show us the gardening deals / Honda Izy HRG 466 PK Petrol Lawn Mower
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:40:53 AM »
Honda Izy HRG 466 PK Petrol Lawn Mower £369.00 RRP £467.00 | SAVE £98

General Discussion / Insurance for ride-on lawnmowers and tractors
« on: February 24, 2020, 08:08:01 AM »
EU rule means you will need insurance for ride-on lawnmowers and tractors.

Ride-on lawnmowers, golf carts and tractors will be required to have motor insurance as a result of an EU rule taking effect in the UK after Brexit despite being described as "insane" by Boris Johnson.  Full article here

Show us the gardening deals / 10% off hedging plants!
« on: February 20, 2020, 08:03:41 AM »
10% off hedging plants! At Thomson & Morgan. Apply code at checkout.

10% OFF hedging plants! Discount only applicable on hedging from the specified categories. Hurry, offer ends midnight, 29th February 2020 or while stocks last. These offers cannot be used in conjunction with promotional vouchers or other promotional offers. Delivery charges will apply. Code: TM_TN1332W

Lawn mowers / I do wonder sometimes.
« on: February 18, 2020, 10:33:08 PM »
 :hmm:  Why some people think it's ok to run the mower without a air filter.

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