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  2. GardenKit

    John Deere or husqvarna ride on ?

    The X165 is an excellent 48" cut machine, but best suited to side discharge or mulching. It will collect if fitted with the optional rear mounted 2 bag collector, but just like all side pipe collector machines it will be prone to blocking if subject to high volumes of grass, or high density (wet) material. If collecting keep the speed down and don't cut log grass. Avoid damp grass. Not quite sure what you mean by "a high lift bag", only the one option of collector is available for the X165, but if collecting make sure you have the "high lift" blades fitted. On a used machine watch out for rust in the deck, especially around the deck hangers and the belt tension pulley mounting. The bearings in the blade spindles can get very noisy and the bearings in the belt pulleys need checking. The chassis and engine are generally no problem and transaxle issues are rare. The front wheels rotate on bushes rather than bearings and need regular greasing or the bushes wear, as well as the stub shaft, which makes the wheels lean out and upsets the steering camber angle The front axle is cast iron, but has a tendency to bend if the mower is used over rough ground. The king pins bend rearwards at the bottom and effect the caster angle, as well as the alignment, making really hard steering. Hope this helps.
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  4. Sheepy

    Quick Favourite Meals

    Bang a couple of sausage rolls in the microwave - 2 mins, butter some bread, put them in a sandwich.
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  6. Baldbloke

    Seems cheap even if for spares......

    I’ve often regretted not keeping old bikes and saws that at the time thought impossible to refurbish economically. Now with the internet things are a lot more possible with patience. If that’s not nicked I’d have thought it worth a punt
  7. Gar Veale

    Rigging ropes

    I have had a look today and I would say it's 16mm as i compared to to a yale I have and I have a 19mm yale also and it's a bit smaller than that so I would say it 16mm. This is the 16mm yale
  8. Lotto

    Nether Auchendrane woods

    No specific requirements. Happy to accept logs of any diameter.
  9. eggsarascal

    What's the going rate for block paving

    £40 a day?
  10. Jwoodgardenmaintenance

    What's the going rate for block paving

    The labourer isn't on the books so why would he be entitled to minimum wage? He works for £40 a day cash Yous do realise there not shiny polished things ehh? They've been worked hard and carry on working a couple year old bobcat e10 is £8000 plus vat with maybe 1000-2000 hours on it so £40 a day so weekly rate is roughly £180 so even if he hires it out 20 weeks out of 52 over 5 years he's still made £18000 so doubled his money and would still sell for about £4000 and that's only half a year hire or less where as out of the 3 he owns he barely has them off hired for any longer than a day at a time through the peak seasons so if it wasn't going to make money i don't think he'd of invested in the kit it's like I said in a earlier post that different locations have different prices Jack
  11. LeeGray

    What's the going rate for block paving

    We’re not all mental 😀I feel like I’m giving it away at £25/hr + vat, there’s not masses of cash up here but plenty of work. There’s no way anyones making a living hiring diggers out at £50/day.
  12. jmac

    Need a woodchipper

    A lot of chipper for the money but quite high hours imo. Read somewhere that 3000hrs is the lifespan of a chipper, what do others think about that?
  13. LeeGray

    What's the going rate for block paving

    £150 for you and labourer isn’t even minimum wage!
  14. Difflock, have a look at Kreosan on youtube, he has a channel with English translation, mainly blowing things up, pissing about with electrics, living off grid etc https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClUZos7yKYtrmr0-azaD8pw
  15. Jwoodgardenmaintenance

    What's the going rate for block paving

    £358 pay £150 dayrate for me and a labourer so £158 profit 😁
  16. I like the homemade chopsaw - 9" angle grinder and a hinge
  17. Matthew Storrs

    What's the going rate for block paving

    I’m just glad I don’t live up north😅
  18. monkeybusiness

    Need a woodchipper

  19. daveatdave

    What's the going rate for block paving

  20. Jwoodgardenmaintenance

    What's the going rate for block paving

    That's confused me am I being stupid I can't grasp what you mean? If it's me being numb ill apologise now just finished a 14 hour shift at work Jack
  21. dumper

    What's the going rate for block paving

    What this shows is where the money is
  22. Jwoodgardenmaintenance

    What's the going rate for block paving

    That's expensive for a micro there only about £48+vat at Travis Perkins near me but on the invoice it normally says 60 odd % discount and when I asked apparently everything down south is so much more expensive but yeah that's normal rate around here for diggers you can hire bobcat e10 £70 for a weekend Jack
  23. Matthew Storrs

    What's the going rate for block paving

    Fair enough if you can get them that cheap- but that is rock bottom, micro digger hire starts at £65, never hire 3 ton as have my own, but should be between £80-100 plus delivery if only for one day. Then fuel on top. I’m surprised anyone can pay for the machines let alone make a living at the prices your getting them for.
  24. eggsarascal

    What's the going rate for block paving

    They certainly aren't. Where are you based dumper?
  25. SouthCambs


    Large gravel drive - suitable for small to medium vehicles
  26. dumper

    What's the going rate for block paving

    Merryport Cumbria shows difference they are not Essex /Suffolk rates
  27. Jwoodgardenmaintenance

    What's the going rate for block paving

    Why do you sound so surprised? How much are they in your area? It's off a local plant hire firm I use £40 for a 1.2 micro or 1.5 mini and £50 for a 3 tonner then £80 for a 6-8 tonner but you get it with a full tank of diesel and it goes back with one and if you break it you fix it Jack
  28. mendiplogs


    Hi all is there a hardwood out there that I can pick up offsite of tree surgeons thanks John
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