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I hope it works for you.

The centre of gravity looks high; how did you find wheeling it about?  Did it want to suddenly tip forward or back?

 

I know someone here with the powered wheel assisted Haecksler and he says he's unsure about its benefit. he may be no worse off without the wheel and its motor and hence its extra weight; after all the third wheel only adds a limited amount of drive - it's an assist mechanism, not a full drive mechanism.

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46 minutes ago, nepia said:

I hope it works for you.

The centre of gravity looks high; how did you find wheeling it about?  Did it want to suddenly tip forward or back?

 

I know someone here with the powered wheel assisted Haecksler and he says he's unsure about its benefit. he may be no worse off without the wheel and its motor and hence its extra weight; after all the third wheel only adds a limited amount of drive - it's an assist mechanism, not a full drive mechanism.

It being a close copy of the GMCS100, I'm well used to feeding these and it is no more or less stable moving or transporting. However the towbar out front gives it an edge on stability when feeding and it can be tied down or weighted further. I'm not going to stress the machine by feeding it up to it's limit regularly. I did a trial at home on hazel and was pleased with it's performance but the blades where not torqued down enough and material got in under the one, lifting it so it came into contact with the anvil, lightly.

I quickly settled that hash. The blades are far less meaty than a GMCS100.

I'll fit a tacho to to measure blade wear and for servicing.

It is lashing down now so I've bailed until this arvo.

Quoting for a bio-mass job instead, a far cry from tiddling around with a wee chippette.

  Stuart

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Well... it was only a small walnut this arvo but feeding those springy right angled twigs into that narrow hopper have exhausted me unlike the long thin beech branches yesterday.

It also mysteriously cuts out and won't start for ages.

That I am sure is down to the hopper sensor which I think I'll remove.

   Stuart

   

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if it goes wrong Stuart, who does the warranty? Anyone local? If you have to do it, who can be on the end of the phone?

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19 hours ago, PeteB said:

if it goes wrong Stuart, who does the warranty? Anyone local? If you have to do it, who can be on the end of the phone?

I imagine the after sales service is comparable to that of briggs and stratton :D

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1 hour ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Pound to a penny it’s a piece of crap that’ll gather dust in the garage.

Not like you to be disparaging ,  Dempsey ? K   

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21 hours ago, PeteB said:

if it goes wrong Stuart, who does the warranty? Anyone local? If you have to do it, who can be on the end of the phone?

TBH PeteB,

Whilst I am gratefull to GM for their support of my 150P I will point out that this chippette cost less than a grand in your post Brexit sterling currency type money and if it does go catastrophically wrong then I won't shed a tear because I knew what I was buying into and you must be mad if you think I'm carrying my business on the back of a Chinesium chippette bought for a few occasional hard to access jobs. It is virtually disposable, even a pair of blades are cheaper to buy than to sharpen.

Besides, doesn't GM use Loncin engines on their CS80?

Of course, there is the 150P which I thought was a high quality British product but turned out to be a litany of faults and a shonky liability requiring a serious factory overhaul.

Even so, upon it's return it still blocked within 2 minutes of use (Jason knows about this) and the fuel tank leaks at the top so until I find time to re-seal it I only fill halfway.

Seems price carrys no real guarrantee of quality.

 

Stuart

 

 

 

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On 23/09/2020 at 23:59, PeteB said:

if it goes wrong Stuart, who does the warranty? Anyone local? If you have to do it, who can be on the end of the phone?

More to the point, will they tell you that an engine literally eating an air filter is totally normal and nothing to worry about?

 

Further to Stuart's post above, not only is price no indication of quality, it's no indication of dealer ability either from what I can make out.

 

I'm only having a pop because you have a pop every time Chinese machines are mentioned...

 

 

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