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    Petzl OK and chicane

    Having had a couple of solid days on the Chicane, I really like it. It's very easy to switch between srt and ddrt, there's hardly any sitback e.g. when foot ascending up, and it doesn't have a friction hitch that needs tending. It would be nice if the ZZ was midline attachable, but I can live with that. I imagine I'll be using this over the RW.
  2. Blah

    Petzl OK and chicane

    Just ordered one too. Look forward to using it in anger. I actually had a go on a prototype about 9 months ago and liked it then.
  3. Blah

    What's the best old 4 x 4 ?

    Mine is a 97 Colorado and the chassis looks mint. It’s going strong with 230k miles on the clock
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    New sthil reviews

    Heh. Have a 160 to match your 2511. Pretty much exactly the same
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    Homemade BigShot

    Hmm. Have broken plenty playing in waves
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    New sthil reviews

    Me three. Bought a 25" bar for my 441, didn't really pull it. It now pretty much lives on my 661. Apart from anything else, the 661 feels much more balanced with 25" bar than with the 36". Got rid of the 441 now, so it's topper, 261 and 661, a range of saws that does what I need them to very well.
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    Land Cruiser knowledge

    I have a '97 LC Colorado 3 liter diesel and tow with it regularly. It replaced a badly corroded Defender. The LC is much better apart from two things: it's not legal to tow more than 2.7t, and you can't have lowbox without difflock. Mpg for me is about the same: just over 20mpg if not towing, just under if towing. This is mostly short runs around Bath. I bought it at 220k miles. It needed a clutch, tyres, waterpump, timing belt and rear suspension in the first year. It's not needed anything in the last 3 years. If/when it dies, I'd probably just have the same again.
  8. We've had the 660 and 661 out quite a few times over the last couple of weeks and notice the nose sprocket on the 36" bars is getting blocked. Sometimes it stops the chain altogether, sometimes it's just noticeable when rotating the sprocket by hand. Don't notice this at all running on 25" bars. Tends to be a right faff to get it running again, usually a bit of wd 40 and / or chain oil and a bit of faff can get it running again. Not entirely sure why this is happening. Any good ways of avoiding and / or getting it working again?
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    Rope for zigzag

    I use Tachyon with mine and am happy with it.
  10. Blah

    Battery saw

    I have the Stihl hedgetrimmer too, and like it a lot.
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    Battery saw

    Depends what you're doing. I have an MSA200 + AP300 too. When I'm cutting up firewood 10-12" logs, then around an hour on one battery.
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    Aspen 2 worth using ?

    I could do that. It would take me years to use, I would have a 200 ltr barrel in the way and then I'd have a barrel to dispose of. I can't see how that's better.
  13. Blah

    Aspen 2 worth using ?

    Pretty sure that was @GardenKit
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    Aspen 2 worth using ?

    I know I can recycle, which effectively means landfill as I understand it. Either way, this is where pump petrol, where you reuse the container rather than recycle, has the only advantage as I see it. If I could buy Aspen without throwing away containers, I'd switch over completely today.
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    Aspen 2 worth using ?

    I buy Aspen from Stihl dealers


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