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BobbyDee

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    Dartmoor
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    Security(retired)
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    Exeter

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  1. BobbyDee

    FORESTMASTER DUOBLADE FM16TW

    Have now ordered and received the Handy Pro THPLS8TE. It's a beast weighing in at around 110kg which is approximately double that of the Lawnflite version which looks very similar in design. I can't comment on its power yet as it arrived laid flat on the pallet resulting in no hydraulic oil within - it had leaked out. Once I replace that I'll try it out. Thanks to all for the replies.
  2. BobbyDee

    FORESTMASTER DUOBLADE FM16TW

    Unfortunately the delivery charge from Ireland to the UK was high enough to make the overall price uncompetitive...I shall continue my search.
  3. BobbyDee

    FORESTMASTER DUOBLADE FM16TW

    Thanks for that. Now considering the Hartnett 8 ton vert electric splitter. Higher cost but the spec seems very good. Decisions decisions.
  4. BobbyDee

    FORESTMASTER DUOBLADE FM16TW

    No tractor...yet so electric is my only option. Thank you for your input.
  5. BobbyDee

    FORESTMASTER DUOBLADE FM16TW

    Need input/comment/criticisms etc. on this splitter please. Intended use is domestic not professional. I can currently still, for now, manually chop/split OK with my Fiskars X27 however I could do with help with the awkward pieces. Log size around a max of 300-350 mm length. This unit looks like it should do the job and last awhile, it's not the cheapest (they seem to start at £200 for a very basic and probably useless unit) at around £469 but I'm unfamiliar with electric splitters and I'm getting older (67) by the minute and the aches last a while.
  6. BobbyDee

    Ride on mower

    Lawn is on a slope and I am 65 years old....that's why I want one, also I just fancy driving one around in my skivvies singing 'Delilah' at some volume. Lawnflite is one that pops up now and again, any good?
  7. BobbyDee

    Ride on mower

    Fair enough. Would be needed for a medium sized lawn of around a half acre or so. Size of cut I guess would be around 28" ish. I've been looking at 2nd hand but so far they seem expensive to me for the condition in general so new, up to £2k is probably the way for me. I did consider the Husky TS 138 but the only reviews I could find were not good at all. There are a couple of Mountfield and also Westwood makes in the pot but I have absolutely no experience of either.
  8. BobbyDee

    Ride on mower

    Probably not quite the right place but I'm looking for reviews etc on ride on mowers. Are there any discussions on this subject within Arbtalk? If not do any members here have any suggestions/recommendations?
  9. BobbyDee

    Safety Helmet Choice

    Thanks for this comment. I haven't been able to put my helmet on without laughing since you mentioned it. I may well buy one of these just for the crack!
  10. <p>I have a parts pdf of the MS150TC. If you would like it please msg me with your email address and I'll send it.</p>

  11. BobbyDee

    Just bad luck I guess

    What was the problem with the Echo 2510?
  12. BobbyDee

    Mixture problem?

    Thanks for the input. Have tweaked the L screw as suggested and it seems to have done the trick.
  13. BobbyDee

    Mixture problem?

    Hitachi(Tanaka) CS45EL with Walbro WT-497A carb.
  14. BobbyDee

    Need a lighter saw with grunt.

    Have now got my shiny new Echo CS501SX and have had a chance to put it through it's paces. The balance is just super (with the 16" bar) and it cuts like a goodun but I shall keep my CS620SX as the difference in grunt (and weight) is quite pronounced and will still be needed for the big stuff.
  15. BobbyDee

    Great wall pick up?????

    Had my Great Wall Steed for over 2 years now. I like it. Yes it's not that fast, but I don't need fast. It's not apparently cool, I don't need cool. Drives well with a full load on, in fact it's better than when unloaded. I get 30-35mpg, how many of the competition get near that? My biggest gripe is with the wipers, they either squeak or creak, not exactly a deal-killer. The Kumho tyres it came with were crap so I've replaced them with Coopers which are great. Give Great Wall a chance and save a bundle up front.

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