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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« Last post by Mick 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
« Last post by Mick 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
« Last post by ratt on June 19, 2020, 07:37:37 PM »
Thanks for this I will find the model numbers and mention the decompressor issue
                             Regards Ratt
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Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Stihl strimmers general
« Last post by Mick 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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Strimmers and BrushCutters / Stihl strimmers general
« Last post by ratt on June 19, 2020, 02:18:53 PM »
Asking for a friend who often repairs G/ machinery.
              What is the air gap between the coil / sensor and the tigger / magneto rotor ?
               Two items that have run recently seem suddenly to have high compression, can’t be coked up, correct length plug timing right, anyone any ideas, has Simone else experienced this?
       Thanks regards ratt
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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« Last post by CageyH on June 18, 2020, 12:12:32 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.
I am tempted to get a wheeled brush cutter as well - something like the Grillo HWT 600 Does anybody have experience of these?
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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« Last post by Mick 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
« Last post by CageyH on June 17, 2020, 07:23:28 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.
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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« Last post by Mick 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
« Last post by CageyH on June 17, 2020, 01:38:15 PM »
No, not considered a 4wd ride on mower. The ride on I currently have has plenty of life left in it.

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?

It won’t get used intensely every day, but when I do use it, I can go the whole day without stopping much.
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