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Lawn mowers / Who's got one of the new Hayter Harrier's
« on: June 14, 2019, 04:55:47 PM »
Who's got one of the new hayter Harrier 48 Model 475A, 48 Pro 479A, Or 56: 575A, 56 Pro 579A? Just wondering what you think of them compared to the older models.  These are the ones with the BBC blade clutch.

Think the contractor will love them as they are so bloody fast compared to the older models.  In fact if I didn't know better I'd say they have made them a tad too fast for most users. That said they do already supply a kit to sow them down, but I haven't seen or fitted one yet.

Lawn mowers / Re: 2 stroke hover mower engine wire query
« on: June 10, 2019, 04:26:30 PM »
Hi Desmac, and welcome to TGMF.

Both those engines use the same method to stop the engine.  A terminal on the ignition coil, once grounded will kill the spark.

Method used to achieve this vary slightly with different machines / engine combo's, but the principle remains the same.   ;)

General Discussion / Euro Car Parts
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:55:42 PM »

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Use Code: SALE55 at checkout, or apply it to your basket to see the savings.

Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang legacy 48 pro
« on: May 21, 2019, 06:19:42 AM »
Good to hear you've got it back and hopefully working properly.

Does amaze me they'll tell you there's no issue with the machine and put it down to operator error.  Then they come out with modified parts to fix a problem they say doesn't exist. I can tell you, thy wouldn't spend any money doing this if there wasn't a problem.

They obviously think we're all idiots. lol..  ;)

Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang legacy 48 pro
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:44:16 PM »
Hi I have a big issue with the company who import who are telling me that I have been running it over hard surfaces on the lowest height setting which will damage the chain casing , and is not a design fault
1 I have never used the lowest setting
2 how do you get a mower out the van onto the lawn without hard surfaces. Magic.
It all sounds so crazy I think they just won’t admit it’s a Lemmon.

I feel your frustration.

For them to tell you it's caused by running on hard surfaces on the lowest setting is complete bull. The chain cover shouldn't be anywhere near the surface.  If it is / was then that would be a design fault anyway.  I can understand this could be a problem if running along the edge of a concrete path etc, but not on a flat surface.

Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang legacy 48 pro
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:58:33 PM »
Hi johnboy, and welcome to TGMF.

Not one of my favourite machines to be honest, but even so £400 seems very steep for a service on this type of machine, especially if the chain and cover are the only extra parts required. 

I have had a couple of chain covers which had worn through, but usually associated with running along the edge of concrete paths etc.  They really need a protective steel strip welded to the frame below it.   I also had one that broke the roller shaft in half, that also suffered chain cover failure.

Belts, the last one I repaired had fairly loose belts, and this was caused by the double intermediate pulley which had lost it's spring tension, the spring had gone very limp.

Cordless Power Tools / A good year for cordless mowers
« on: May 04, 2019, 05:55:55 PM »
Quite a few cordless mowers being sold this year, they seem to be catching on. 

My favourite is still the EGO range though.  Like the idea of having separate motors for the drive and blade, and all controlled by simple switches.

Lawn mowers / Briggs Instart engines. @BriggsStratton
« on: May 04, 2019, 09:48:39 AM »
Had four machines in a week all with Briggs Instart engines, and all but one with the same, known electric start fault. 

The fourth one having a faulty decompressor and that causing the battery to have a fit, and shut down. This was on a brand new Harrier 56 which was two days old, and used for the first time.

This system has been out for a while, but it's strange we have all these at the same time, I've a feeling there might be more to come.

Read so many posts about engine porting, and I realise when this is done properly you will gain extra power / speed from your chainsaw.

Then you read about the guys who opened up their muffler / exhaust on their brand new chainsaw and it runs so much better.  This begs me to ask the question.  Taking into account that a blocked muffler will defo have a negative affect.

Does opening up the exhaust really give you extra power?  How much of this is placebo effect on the user, I mean the extra noise possibly making it sound more powerful, and actually not having any affect on the performance at all, apart from making it possibly worse.

In my opinion the stock muffler should be optimised from the factory for max performance and longevity of the saw, not to mention noise levels, and emissions = (CAT versions).

What's your take on all this?

Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Shindaiwa DYB202 problems
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:16:57 PM »
Thing is you should have to tee in to another pipe to make this work.  Some have two pipes and a separate breather either routed separately on the tank, or even a breathable fuel cap. 

I'm curious as to what layout you have there.

Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Shindaiwa DYB202 problems
« on: April 30, 2019, 05:30:21 PM »
Hi, and welcome to TGMF.  ;)

Not 100% familiar with that model, but I think you should have three pipes coming from the tank,

One is fuel supply to carb, that the long one that goes from the carb, and all the way inside the tank and has a fuel filter on the end.

Another short one that has the tank breather on the end outside of the tank, the other end pokes just inside the tank.

And another short pipe which goes from the carb to just inside the tank like the breather one, and returns fuel to the tank when you prime the carb via the primer button.

In short,
1: Fuel feed pipe.
2:Breather pipe.
3: Return pipe.

If you have any pictures of the carb etc, you can attach them to a reply here, that would be helpful.

General Discussion / Re: Show us the gardening deals
« on: April 17, 2019, 06:38:24 PM »
Great deal on EGO Power LM1903E-SP 47cm Self-Propelled Cordless Lawn mower , complete with battery and charger. Only £499.98 Recommended Retail Price: £599.00


General Discussion / Re: Show us the gardening deals
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:21:06 AM »  Save up to 50% on Batteries, Brakes, Oils and Filters.  Only a couple of days left.  Use Code: PAT75 on the checkout.

General Discussion / Re: Show us the gardening deals
« on: January 27, 2019, 05:16:38 PM » Price: £349.00

•Type : Cordless rotary 4 wheel
•Model : EGO Power Plus LM 2001E
•Battery : 56v Lithium ion
•Cutting Width : 49cm / 20"
•Cutting Height Adjustment : Single level
•Cutting Heights : 25mm - 95mm
•Run Time : Up to 40 minutes (depending on conditions & function)
•Grass Bag: 60 litres
•Mulching: Yes with plug
•Weight : 26.2kg
•Warranty : 5 years machine, 3 years battery and charger
•4Ah Battery and charger Included

General Discussion / Re: Show us the gardening deals
« on: January 27, 2019, 05:13:35 PM »
EGO Power + 14" Cordless Chain saw Bundle £239.00

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