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  1. Brilliant thank you FJMatt
  2. Sorry there is probably an obvious answer but what size log nets does everyone use, I started looking for some and then got confused with so many sizes, Also what would you price douglas fir nets of logs at. Many thanks in advance
  3. I am looking for some advice on Sitka spruce value and specifications. At some point over the next 6 months we will be thinning Sitka in our own woodland. I have no idea what its roadside value would be and also what lengths we should cut it too? The timber is medium sized and is based in East Devon. Any advice would be gratefully received.
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    Stihl 017

    Brilliant, thank you for your quick reply
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    Stihl 017

    Hi, I have just been given 2 Stihl 017 chainsaws. 1 is a year 1995 and 1 is a year 1997, both in great condition. Am I right in thinking they run a 50 to 1 fuel mixture or because of the age do they run 25 to 1 mix. Also what is the longest bar they will run. Thanks in advance
  6. I have used Photinia, nice wood to turn, fairly plane looking and it has a habit of splitting after turning. Make sure it is well seasoned or kiln dried.
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    I would agree that the izy handle is a bit low and if i am mowing all day I do get a bit of back ache. It is still a great mower though for the money. The problem I find with the auto choke is when the weather is cold and you are continually stop starting the choke gets a little confused, fine when its warm though.
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    I have used the 18 inch self propelled honda izy for years and it is a great mower, a nice cut and has never let me down, perfect for small to medium lawns. The honda engine is great. I prefer the older version though, the automatic choke on the newer one is crap!
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    New strimmer

    I have the fs55 and it is great.
  10. The first time I smashed a window the insurance company told me that it was just an accident and that it should be the owner of the property that is responsible for checking that the grass is safe to mow and the breakage was not my problem. An interesting way of looking at it. I was upfront with my customer and offered to pay for the window, but they claimed it on the house insurance as they had no excess on glass damage.
  11. I have always had Echo but have just had to replace my long reach trimmer. I bought a shindaiwa from Abbey Garden Sales which cost £308 delivered on special offer. Its brilliant, been using it 2 weeks now and it is so much better than I expected, just as good as the echo but better balanced. 2 year commercial warranty. If you are looking for a long reach I really think it should be considered.
  12. Taken it in and the supplier said that they have had carb problems with some of the new izys. I have a 5 year old one as well and that has never let me down, why did honda have to make a change to what was a perfectly good mower.
  13. Hi My izy wont start, it was working fine until it started back fireing on starting during the week and now it wont start at all. It is only 4 months old so will take it back to supplier but I was wondering if any one else has had problems Cheers Justin
  14. Right sorted now. It was the Solenoid that was faulty, when I disconected the cable from the solenoid to the starter I realised that the solenoid connection was duff so Ive put a new one on and its as good as new. Just shows that you were all right in saying check and double check the connections. Many thanks for all your help Justin
  15. Had a lucky moment down the pub today. I spoke to the bloke I bought the tractor from a year ago and he has another in his yard. I can go up and borrow the starter off his tractor and see if it will start mine. At least then I will know If my starter is faulty. Justin


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