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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 21, 2020, 07:03:49 AM »
I've only had experience with the DR branded Wheel Trimmers to be honest, but only from a repair point of view, I've not actually used one.   ;)

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Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Stihl strimmers general
« on: June 19, 2020, 08:56:25 PM »
Thanks for this I will find the model numbers and mention the decompressor issue
                             Regards Ratt

No problem.  Just remember the decompressor issue would only apply if it has a 4-mix engine.  Likewise regarding adjustment of the tappets . ;)

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Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Stihl strimmers general
« on: June 19, 2020, 04:53:56 PM »
Hi ratt, and welcome to TGMF.

Do you know what model Stihl Strimmers they are?

You won't go far wrong with 10 thou of an inch for the air gap.   If the compression has changed I'm guessing they have 4-Mix engines on both the machines and the tappets need adjusting, or the decompressors have failed.

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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:45:13 PM »
Thanks. What are the differences, if any, between the Echo model and the Shindaiwa version apart from colour? Are they exactly the same, or is one a Toyota, and the other a Lexus? I am assuming that the handles may be different, but not much else will be different?

So many questions.....

I have a Shindaiwa chainsaw, and it has been faultless. I did not realise until today that Echo was part of the same group.

Thanks for your time, and responses.

The Shindaiwa come out of the same factory.  They are both equally as good as each other from what I've seen.  Think the Shindaiwa had better anti vibration levels, but looking at the later Echo's the rubber grips / controls etc look very much the same now.  I wouldn't think there's much in it to be honest.  Either would be good.  ;)

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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 17, 2020, 04:49:31 PM »

The Echo SRM3610 looks to be a good choice, but I noticed the shaft has reduced to 7mm from the 8mm in the SRM350. Is this cause for concern?


The SRM3610 has a High Torque gearbox on the end so requires less power to turn the head, hence the reduction in shaft size.  That really shouldn't give you any cause for concern.  ;)

The gear reduction ratio on the SRM3610 is Gear reduction ratio 1.62  Whilst on the SRM350 is I believe 1.33  ;)

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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 17, 2020, 06:13:31 AM »
Hi CageyH, and welcome to TGMF.  :welcome:

Brushcutter wise I'd go for something from ECHO.  These are great value for money and come with a 2yr Pro warranty, and five year domestic.   

As for cutting in wooded areas I'm not sure a hover mower would be up to the job, especially if there's any woody bits lying on the ground I doubt it would last very long.  Plus 2acres is a fair sized area, you really need to go for something bigger and more robust than a hover mower or you'll be spending so much time getting the job done. 

I'm assuming your ride-on mower gets stuck only in the woodland area where it's boggy?  The rest of the grass is quite stable?

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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

https://blog.stihl.co.uk/perform-m-tronic-reset/

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Lawn mowers / Re: Blade position setup
« on: June 05, 2020, 06:25:01 PM »
Hi Neil, and welcome to TGMF

I'm not up on John Deer stuff unfortunately, but if all blades run in the same direction, and are set in a slightly triangular formation in the deck then they shouldn't be able to touch each other regardless of the position.  That's the reason for the triangular layout, so they overlap but can't can't touch. 

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General Discussion / Re: What's on your Workbench today?
« on: June 04, 2020, 09:46:15 PM »
Sorry for my late reply Mick, just been a bit busy!
I have not bought one of  these to make sure its correct, but I looked on the Power Portal.
I looked for the starter motor on the IPL for model 104M05-0032-H1.

Know what you mean about the harnesses Mick. I am still using the stock of the first mod with the 'hard' connector block. The later ones are at the back of the shelf. Ot looks like they have the same 'hard' block, but simpler wiring with less connectors.

Thanks Barrie.  Interesting because we looked on Power Portal as mentioned previously, but couldn't see it listed separately.  Then I asked one of our guys to speak to Briggs UK, and was told it's not sold as a spare part and would have to have the whole starter motor.   I'll take another poke around on Power Portal and see if I can see it.  ;)

The harness thing gets worse.  They must have run out of the latest harnesses and have them on back order, because the last one they sent us this week was the original type with the white connector in it again.   :doh:

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General Discussion / Re: What's on your Workbench today?
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:52:15 PM »
A bit of a late reply, but it does appear that the gear is available as an item with the bendix. Part no 799420. But it is nearly half of the starter price at £27.45 plus vat!

Barrie, just as a matter of interest, where di you find the part number for that kit?

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Lawn mowers / Re: Briggs engines
« on: May 31, 2020, 08:35:13 AM »
Jrich, yep that fix isn't a definitive one, but have cured quite a few buy getting the float back into level.

It's got to be something carburettor wise I would think, maybe you're US tank didn't clear what ever is causing the restriction.  Do you put cleaning needles through all the jets / holes before giving it a US clean.  I found sometimes if the jet or hole in carb body was blocked when put in tank it wouldn't clean it, because the fluid can't actually run through it.   So I always make sure they are clear before cleaning.

Other thing to try is looking under the Welch plug on the side of the carb, make sure all the transfer holes are clear, though this would mean finding a replacement Welch plug.  Even then there's no guarantee it will fix it.

If all else fails, and I know we all hate to admit defeat.  see if you can find a donor machine to borrow a carb from, and see if that makes a difference.  At the end of the day you've checked all the obvious things, like manifold leaks from cracks, gasket, and O-Ring, so it's pointing at carb issues of some kind.

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General Discussion / Re: What's on your Workbench today?
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:11:46 AM »
A bit of a late reply, but it does appear that the gear is available as an item with the bendix. Part no 799420. But it is nearly half of the starter price at £27.45 plus vat!

Thanks for that Barrie.    That's makes this even more ridiculous, as we spoke to Briggs directly and was told it wasn't available as a spare part and would have to have the whole starter motor, they even gave us the part number for even though we have it via the power portal etc.  What's even funnier about this they are paying for it under warranty for this particular job.  The reason I brought this to attention in the first place was for those who's warranty has expired and having to pay an extortionate price to replace the gear.  I'm really glad if that's not the case after all though.  ;)  While I do agree, thirty quid is still rather steep for that kit, but they have everyone by the short and curli's on this, because they can't start the mower without it. 

The wiring harnesses', don't get me started on those.  Now on a second type of harness to get around the issues, so I'm going to guess the ones we changed previously will be coming back with the same fault after a while, and we'll have to upgrade them again.  Like we haven't got other machines to service and repair.   :doh: 

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Lawn mowers / Re: Briggs engines
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:02:28 PM »
I know it's maybe a daft question, but have you checked the float level?  These re notorious for for the rubber seat swelling up and pushing the float level low.  This can cause issues with hunting in the way you describe.

You probably have already seen this, but if not, Check your float level

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Lawn mowers / Re: Honda blade spindle
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:46:41 AM »

Is it just a case of pulling the boss straight off the spindle?


Yes exactly that.  Just be careful where you pull , or lever it from.  Behind and as close in to shaft as possible, otherwise you might break it.  Some plus gas or wd40 type spray might help.

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Lawn mowers / Re: Honda blade spindle
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:29:05 AM »
Jack, if it's the same as in that diagram I linked to, then the blade boss is a push fit on the shaft.  It's probably just either a tight fit, or corroded on.  The boss has a keyway which slides over a key in the shaft.

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