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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Not back in mate, thank fk!
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Hi Ed, good to see you're still kicking on! Season here got off to a great start but died in the azz with lack of rain. Newbies came and went in a blink of an eye.
    The old hands are still around!...
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    Re: Post Equipment Pics here

    Was a good story until the married bit! Why throw it all away? haaaa :wave-hi:
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    Re: How long can we do this work?

    Let me know when you're up, catch up for a beer and whinge or something! ;)
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    Re: How long can we do this work?

    Sorry to hear the hip drama is persisting Mark. I know its very hard to keep going with that kind of pain, Im still having sciatica pain in the hip/buttock that seems to be getting harder to manage....
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    Re: Equipment Purchase Dilemma

    About 10 years ago the Metrac was about $100k. The deck alone was $30k on top. A contractor was using one here for a while but I think he went broke or lost the contract (city). Apparently it was...
  7. Thread: Hilux D4D help

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    Re: Hilux D4D help

    Yeah mate, Im a lurker! hehe Hope you get it sorted. :wave-hi:
  8. Thread: Hilux D4D help

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    Re: Hilux D4D help

    I have an 07 or 08 D4D. My top right (the smaller shiny pulley on the right on Garry's second pic) pulley is 80mm OD.
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    Re: Masks. Does anybody ne wear them for allergies?

    Have a look into a Buff. This vid explains it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-dE3WFaObk
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    Re: Whipper Snipper for tall dudes

    On a nice regular lawn I guess you could even trim one handed dragging the head around everywhere if you wanted but once you get into anything heavier, that requires more cut off, then you need...
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    Re: Whipper Snipper for tall dudes

    But then you lose leverage!

    Bend at the knees boys! lol
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    Re: Its going to seize !

    Hi ya Ed, been another dry start to the season hey! Hope thing pick up for you soon!
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    Re: Whipper Snipper for tall dudes

    Thanks mate but no idea!
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    Re: Whipper Snipper for tall dudes

    I would be looking at trimmers with the least angle at the line head gear box. Greater the angle the lower you need to hold the engine to keep the line flat.
  15. Thread: hydro oil change

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    Re: hydro oil change

    http://www.gaspares.com.au/program/OptionsOnline.cgi?TARGET_FORM=DETINFO&stockcode=LUB6530&CRUMB=23482357&GROUP=OL%20LUBS

    This is what my local dealer uses in all Bigdog and Scag ztrs. He uses it...
  16. Thread: Walker mower

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    Re: Walker mower

    Congrats on the new machine. But why no full suspension seat?
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    Re: registration for ride ons??

    This should clear it up, from the police website.
    Officer in Charge Sergeant Rob Jorna confirms that under the ‘Transport Road use Management Act 1995’ a ride-on mower is classed as a motor vehicle...
  18. Thread: Youtube

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    Re: Youtube

    Interesting! I wonder if you stuck some expanded metal on that tail gate the mower might get more traction. It does look a little steep though.
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    Re: registration for ride ons??

    You'd be seriously unlucky to get fined for an unrego'd mower ie, unloading onto a road. If you were doing city or council work where you had to drive along road sides between jobs etc then yes, you...
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    Re: Medical problems as a contractor

    Aaaaaand...................... Not touching that one!:scared
  21. Thread: Toro MX 3450

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    Re: Toro MX 3450

    It only takes a stick or rock to be thrown or flicked up and thats a belt. Also, mowing very short can put excessive angle between pulleys and belt which can also cause issues. Too much or not enough...
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    Re: Which phone best for you

    You should have an icloud account right? You should be able to back up to that and update without even plugging into the computer. That was a change apple made some time ago.
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    Re: different types of lawn mowing trailer

    Little ramps or bigger tail gates an easy fix but it will add more weight to the back that will need offsetting.
    To offset the weight, get a couple of jerry can holders and use jerry cans for your...
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    Re: different types of lawn mowing trailer

    Looks good mate! I doesnt look steep enough to warrant ramps. If you can get away without them I wouldnt worry about them. Its just another couple of steps to load/unloading.
    Congrats!
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    Re: Cowboys,

    Since Ive been out Ive noticed a lot of newbies starting up. A lot of established, previously just pushy mowing guys are getting ztrs now too.
    I dont blame them but glad it doesnt effect me any...
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