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  1. oh and when ur employee runs over your polesaw u can swap a load of parts over which was very handy
  2. ive found the heads where the motor sits pushes out a bit, then its grinds the drive shaft teeth. Had one just stop for no apparent reason. Small plastic stopper inside the shaft broke so u can over extend ( they 2 parts come apart and u can see the electric cable inside). This would be a easy quick fix but didnt bother me so never bothered to fix. They seem to be permanently dry ( in terms of grease). U cant over grease as it overloads the battery and it wont let u work. So little and often but every single one ive had develops a horrible dry screech ( quick spray of lube sorted) but still not a nice sound. Makes it sound bad but by and large actually small things. Ive had 4 now and for me in terms of actually using them they r the best hedge cutter ive used. You still want a short one to compliment your set up but the extension means u can do so much more ( height wise) over a fixed standard length one. No pull start is lovely They are quiet too ( thought the short one isnt so nice as its much closer) No fumes. And u can share the battery with other tools ( ie lawn mower etc). If ur bruting ur way through thick brambles etc then no this isnt the tool. If however ur facing a tight conifer hedge, this especially when sharp is the dogs!
  3. Love them. That said not as tough as the petrol ones ive found. I use daily and they are not given any slack so to speak. If i get 2 yrs out of one im ok with that. The petrol ones have more grunt and seem to last longer. But id chose electric all day long. ( but not electric saws , they are not there yet). Pole saw is awesome too by the way.
  4. does it work well for taking note say when quoting a job? i am old school in that i use a paper note book still ( obviously write it up on the pc back at the office) but my current phone is giving up the ghost so time to move on. I see the new samsung galaxy note 10 plus has a stylus and i guess it can convert or send to a email or pc. or is it not good enough yet? cheers
  5. Damn right, 50k gets a lot of toys have you seen the price of all the new pickup trucks now. They are all getting up there money wise. £35-40 k seems to be a regular thing. Yank trucks can be had for similar money ( nearly new 2017 or so) but out gun it in every department ( including size unfortunately). But with the yank u can get a 5.7 hemi included in that which is a toy in itself! guess it depends on what you class as a toy
  6. Ive got these. They are on the whole the best hedge cutter ive every used. But not perfect in all ways. Ive got 3 batteries and a quick charger and can keep 2 battery hedge trimmers going all day with 2 cutters. Not having to pull start the engine sounds so simple a thing but not having to do it is bliss. The reach is awesome, especially when up a ladder. As said i dont use mine for thicker stuff, it will go through inch plus but i dont see the point. The down side is the housing that holds the motor in place can break, not worked out a fix yet. I am on my 3rd one in 3 years ( first 2 lasted about 2 or so yrs before getting problems) and thats working every day ( not always treated right either if im not keeping an eye on the boys). I find the short one loud enough that i wear ear protection but the 85 is so quite i can chat or play music. Batteries are still going strong which is good. Also have the saw, polesaw ( again awesome kit) and a lawn mower so it makes it versatile. Electric isnt the way to go for the bigger machines or for rough grunt work but its coming on fast and i cant wait for it tbh.
  7. am i the only one that doesnt understand what hes saying here?
  8. jose

    US pickup as LGV?

    doesnt help but i saw a us video or a ram towing a massive trailer with about 4 or 5 cars on it, never allowed here but over there seems to be fine. It was a dually one ( double rear axle). so got all the grunt thats for sure
  9. Not sure this is the right place but had trouble today with my 230, started squeaky badly on idle.

    Turns out the drive belt pulley had moved out of alignment, which twisted the belts.

    Gave My local dealer ( lister Wilder Reading) a call, they got me in straight away ( as soon as i could get up there) and had me back to work within the hour.

    Couldnt ask for a better service and willingness to help me out! 

    Many thanks

    Woodchips tree surgery

  10. jose

    FSI B22

    id second that! swapped from a predator 460 to this. half the power almost but still awesom. The predator just didnt move on in terms of development. And build quality the fsi is like a tank compared to the 460.
  11. Hi All My tw230's fan isnt working it would seem as we overheated the coolant today. It happen the other day too when i wasnt on site and the guys did some digging and wiggling of wires and after a while it started again so i thought it was a loose connection Well today was a hot one and it happened and i got to see it happen in person. after letting it cool down it fires back up nicely. I ended up putting the blower on it to give it a constant flow of air for good measure. Is there a fuse that controls the fan? Anyone else had this issue? Did a search but didnt see anything come up. Many thanks
  12. I cant remember the answer so i thought id ask here. Been asked to reduce back from a building to suitable growth points but there is no growth points to use. Will it regenerate new growth or will it be similar to say a scotts pine and end up with a limb that dies off? Many thanks
  13. ha dont worry didnt read it like that at all! dont get me wrong its last call, got a fsi b22 and one day when i can justify a ZT bandit ( that thing is the bollocks!). but for when i cant get a bigger one to it it comes through.
  14. ive got a little rock grinder 6hp or so. Hard work but can be picked up and turned sideways to go through doors etc. Cracking machine and took a handful of stumps to pay for itself. Not broken down yet and not useda set of teeth up yet. its hard work yes and last resort but if access it tight its their. cost about a grand brand new. that screwfix one looks dodgy as hell though!


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