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  1. Re: Broken sprinkler riser/nipple removal

    You could try cutting the poly with a hacksaw blade.
    A little cutting then a little prying with a screwdriver should see it pop out.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Darwins grip

    Great for horizontal mowing.
    Vertical edging, not so much.
    7.5-8 outa 10.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Darwins grip

    Thanx Beetle, very happy.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Darwins grip

    pm sent.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Darwins grip

    So, did u give it a shot or, was it just relegated to the shed ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Stihl battery power

    I couldn't be happier with our local Stihl shop.
    Ace saw service Braeside.
    They have been there forever(over 50yrs) & are super knowledgable & friendly.
    They even have they're own chainsaw museum...
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    Re: Darwins grip

    Sorry Beetle, I feel bad now.
    I wasn't looking for someone to buy it & test it.
    Did you give it a shot or, decide it was just too bulky ?
    What was your original intension ? Horizontal mowing,...
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Sorry to hear.
    It must be terrible drought wise out there.
    We seem to be a bit sheltered re drought here in Melb atm, a fair amount of the rest of the country is copping it.
    Thanks for your...
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    Re: Darwins grip

    Good stuff Beetle, let us know how it goes.
    Not so much a sore back for me, Im just working on efficiency.
    I do a fair amount of horizontal mowing with my whippy & I think it would be better to...
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    Darwins grip

    Anyone got/use one ?
    Could it be used on a multi tool ?
    What size shaft diameter will it fit ?
    Opinions ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Whipper Snipper Line

    2mm for reg stuff, thicker for rougher stuff.
    Judging by your name, perhaps a blade ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Totally electric commercial contractor

    Ooops, my bad. Never drink & post ! :laughing:
    I thought you were talking about power when you were talking about vibration.
    All battery powered gear has virtually no vibration at all from the...
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    Re: Stihl battery power

    Sorry Conrad, that was a bit harsh.
    Im just really keen to find out what cells are used in Pellenc batteries.

    Cheers Fred.
    ps, it was Melb cup day yesterday, ya know .....:ebony:
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    Re: Stihl battery power

    Not to be a smartie but, without relevance on detail your statement has no substance.

    Cheers
    Fred.
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    Re: Totally electric commercial contractor

    johnny, what can I tell ya !
    The Ego stuff will blow ya Husky stuff outa the water.
    At 1/4 the price, nuff said.
    You weren't convinced when I showed ya ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Totally electric commercial contractor

    For big jobs yes, for small jobs no.
    Horses for courses.
    If you can't carry a handheld for 5 mins, it might be time to consider an office job ? :big grin

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Totally electric commercial contractor

    Good stuff Neil, let us know how it goes.
    Just wandering though, at only 15% more air volume than your handheld, is it worth the extra effort/inconvienience to carry it on your back ?
    Not knocking...
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    Re: Quiet here lately......

    Thanx JMT, will do.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Quiet here lately......

    Seems to be extremely little content on here now.
    The Lawnclub disappeared recently & Im looking to participate in additional industry related discussions.
    As many here would know, tech is not my...
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Really feel 4 u guys but, IF? u can hang in there, WHEN? it turns around, you're one of the few left in the game.
    Maybe you might be able to find some part time work to tie u over ?

    Good luck.
    ...
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    Re: Stihl battery power

    Hi Conrad, thanx 4 the post.
    What higher quality lithium cells r they running ? & any idea where to get pricing without a formal enquiry ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Stihl battery power

    Yer, I think that its the same chassis as the Victa 21". Stihl does have a side discharge shoot but the Victa had the same concern re the blade being to high under the deck. I think some have...
  23. Re: Ute + trailer OR truck... how to choose? Help!!

    Looks pretty cool but, in reality proly overkill.
    How many times do you have to back around an obstacle coarse at speed ?
    Might be the future but at this point in time, seems more economical to...
  24. Re: Ute + trailer OR truck... how to choose? Help!!

    Hi Steveo, truck is a dual cab tipper, Mazda T4000.
    Not so much the make but the simplicity of design, I think.
    I service it easily myself.
    No intercoolers , turbo's, etc.
    Its no rocket but, it...
  25. Re: Ute + trailer OR truck... how to choose? Help!!

    Its your call but, it seems a close one.
    Ive had my truck now for 22 of it 25yrs so its now a classic ;)

    30-40-50k is a lot in repairs/ maintenance.
    I think if you change vehicles you should...
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