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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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    Re: Stihl BR800 Re Designed New Blower

    It really can't be that under powered for a backpack blower, can it ?
    On air volume figures (the figures that count), its more than 25% down on my hand held Ego.
    If you need a big powerful backpack...
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    Re: Capel Sound/ Rosebud 28/06/19

    Sorry to hear Brett.
    I thought Rosebud was just a sleepy little hollow, suppose it happens everywhere.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: WANTED Shindaiwa EB 803RT

    Whenever u want.
    Will give u a ring tomorrow.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: WANTED Shindaiwa EB 803RT

    John, Im looking to sell a very little use EB221s, vey good/ excellent condition.
    RRP $399, for you only :wave-hi:, $190.
    About 2yrs old but we bought Ego bower around the same time & this became...
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    Re: Just 3 knots

    Poor old Scotty, I think he got his half & clove hitches mixed up ... lol.

    I think you can tie a truckies hitch as many ways as you can tie a loop in a line.
    Doesn't really matter as long as the...
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    Just 3 knots

    Bowline, Truckies hitch, constrictor knot.
    Covers pretty much all our general requirements ..... right ?
    Honourable mention to Clove hitch, Timber hitch, Sheet bend, Sheep shank & Highway mans...
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    Re: Secateurs

    Would give them a go if I had HEAPS of roses, worked in a vineyard or had a particularly weak wrist ........ :russ:
    They do look like they would help with piles of continuous pruning.
    Felco #2 are...
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    Re: Glyphosate

    94659466

    These have already started turning up on my computer.

    Cheers Fred.
  12. Thread: Tip fees

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    Re: Tip fees

    $50 per load flat rate ? what about if I hire a big truck & come in with 25m3 ?
    Sounds like Krammer & Newman crunching the numbers for the interstate can run .... :thinking.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Tip fees

    Yer, will have to go back to a place thats actually closer for me but remember in the past (many yrs ago) it didn't work out too well.
    I rang & asked how much for green waste & they replied,...
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    Re: Tip fees

    Dumped there today (Westall rd) & they are closing on Sunday.
    Asked why ? Non compliant & it would take 2million to make it compliant.
    So where to now ?
    Its getting harder & harder but...
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    Re: Husqvarna Battery Gear

    Yer, for my purposes battery over 2 stroke for everything except mega chain sawing & mega blowing.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Husqvarna Battery Gear

    Happy enough to wear the battery Ed ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: Stihl vs Ego Battery Blower

    I have had the Ego for 2yrs now.
    I love it, particularly the convenience.
    It is the most powerful h/held on the market(petrol included) ... AFAIK.
    For resi work its great, if you're doing...
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    Re: your vehicle

    Thanx Beetle, unfortunately I can't make the numbers add up here.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: your vehicle

    Sorry, I wasn't very clear, I meant from the receiver to the tail lights.

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: your vehicle

    Hi Beetle, yer the wheel base on my BT50 is 3220 so x 60% = 1932 from the centre of the back axle.
    How long is the carrier ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: your vehicle

    Absolutely love it Beetle.
    Looked into it here in Vic & it seems a no go.
    Allowable overhang of the back axle is 60% of the wheel base to be legal.
    Please tell me Im wrong, I really need something...
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    Re: your vehicle

    Thanx Ed.
    They'll proly bury me in it ! :no pity

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: your vehicle

    Another 7yrs later & still going strong with no major probs . ;)
    No turbo to worry about, Id buy another in a heart beat.
    Too bad motors are more complicated now.
    I needed a reliable work...
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    Re: Zero turn size

    Post em up here, others could be interested ?

    Cheers Fred.
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    Re: B & S 875is Instart Series Engine

    Yer, I don't really understand the no oil change engines, it doesn't sit quite right with me but ...............
    Also, what is a low tone muffler ?
    How quiet does it make the mower & is there a...
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