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  1. Reckon you would only try it once, even if the tractor is man enough to cope. The leverage of the loaded trailer that far off the pivot point at the axle would have it running along the road like a bucking bronco. You'd be sea sick after a mile.
  2. Please, please do not do this, it will be a total and costly disaster. As mentioned above brickwork is good in compression, completely rubbish in tension. But that's not why it will fail. It will fail because all walls, cavity or solid built in the last 50yrs are on a DPC which forms an excellent slip plane for movement. I've seen complete two storey gable walls moved on the DPC, in one instance due to the expansion of solid wood timber floor installed without any expansion gap on the perimeter. Hard to believe but the Lounge floor pushed the gable 15mm on the DPC. If you find a wall where the plinth is rendered over the DPC, 10:1 odds you'll see movement cracking on the render along the DPC line which has been caused by thermal expansion. Bottom line is avoid at all costs.
  3. Very much depends on their needs and specification. Could they work with Evernote? Allows them to upload and share any type of information and the Android or iOS apps provide access to anything on the go. It may not be suitable for project management although you can make it work with reminders and the like.
  4. And hang the back actor out as a counterweight. 👍 Used to be the only method to get a 2wd to push on through the mud or the front end would dive in. Then it would be time to "walk it out" on the front and rear buckets. 😣
  5. I'd put them on par with the Screwfix Erbauer "own brand" but looks like they might be a higher grade than these. I'll certainly be taking a closer look at them. They do seem good value for money.
  6. All R&D work and management is in Germany, but from Einhells own CSR Report & Sustainability; "The Asian subsidiaries are also responsible, amongst other things, for product sourcing, product preparation and procurement. Since Production is in Asia, it is also where Quality Assurance is based." & "It is a fundamental part of our current business model to have products manufactured in Asia in strict compliance with our own high standards" There's nothing wrong with that, German quality control should be able to manage the quality of the end product. It's like everything, be it Apple or Dyson. R&D in the home country, manufacture in the cheapest economy. Its the global marketplace that we all now live in.
  7. Yeah, answered my own question with a Google search over lunchtime. You can get adaptor for hand tools but they all add extra depth to the connection. No use when you're trying to slot the battery into a connector. I'd like to centralise my cordless use around one manufacturer and a set of common batteries. Problem being its not in the manufacturers financial advantage to agree on one modular battery system. The batteries are where the profit is. That's why I'm hanging back on buying at the moment. Although the big players Stihl & Husqv. have a modular battery, how long before battery technology improves again and they all change the connection interface all over again.
  8. Does anyone know if De-Walt batteries are interchangeable with Makita, they look very similar? I've a few De-Walt power tools and batteries and don't want to be buying into another charging system, but not aware of De-Walt doing lawnmowers.
  9. If you go to Tractorbynet.com there are threads there on thumbs. I recall one in particular was a supplier who made a bolt on thumb kit with offset bolts to wedge it in location. Not something easy to describe it needs a picture to show. I haven't been on there for some time, you might have to do some searching to find it. Possibly you have to register to view pictures on posts.
  10. There is very little width on the expanding jaws to spread the force in the cut. I'd say it's likely that the jaws will just cut into the timber and exert very little useful force. The beech might work being hardwood depending on the time of year and how much sap is rising. The softwood I would wager would be a complete fail. You might be able to tack weld a couple of metal plates onto the jaws or wedge shims in place before exerting force, but it all becomes a bit of a faff.
  11. Useful information. I had a Countax in the past, whilst I loved the striped finish they were not the most reliable yoke. Seemed to be constantly replacing bearings and the sweeper shaft had to be rebuilt several times. Final straw was having to put a new Tufftorq hydro transaxle into it, sold soon after. It was a thirsty beast as well. Kholer 25hp twin, sucked petrol like gin. I think Stiga have gone away from the timed toothed belts and only use standard "V" belts now, certainly there's none on the three blade combi decks.
  12. Thanks for the information.
  13. Can you run it up and down the slope or would you always be going cross slope. My worst bank is about similar to this and looks just as wet for most of the year. Certainly a "+" for the Stiga. What model is that?
  14. Funny, I looked at the Husky and thought the decks were lighter gauge and likely more prone to rust. The Husky would certainly be a good bit cheaper on a comparable product. Had a Husky out on a demo last year. Whilst it certainly did the job, there were just areas I thought could be better thought out. What primarily put me of them was the turning mechanism. The rear wheels don't track with the fronts, and with the engine over the turntable rather than on the tail it seems to me the COG is much higher and hence reduced stability. Of course this could all be nonsense. It needs a side by side comparison to really make a judgement and as I said at the outset I'm having difficulty arranging a Stiga demonstration.
  15. Thanks very much for the confirmation. Barrie at Garden Kit gave me a recommendation of this model. Just have to find one now s/h within budget. Don't think there are too many available.

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