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    Re: Equipment Purchase Dilemma

    Check out the range at Sota Tractors, they have a dealership in Geebung.
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    Re: Honda with possible sticky valve please help

    I bought a HRX217 from the local Honda dealer and the governor wasn't working so took it back straight away, to which they said it was working fine. Took it home and upped the revs to compensate...
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    Re: Photography

    Just had a dance comp on Saturday, but didn't do any photography this time round, but here's one of our friends from last year. Was using the EFS 17-55mm at 55mm, f5.6 @ 160th sec, ISO 640 and...
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    Re: Photography

    Ok Geoff, first one was 2 sec at f16, second was 3 secs at f16, third was 10 secs at f18 and fourth was 8 secs at f18. All shots were at 10 mm as well and used manual focus set on the show rides...
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    Re: Photography

    Give the people at Cameras Direct on the Gold Coast a call, very helpful over the phone and great prices without any risk.
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    Re: Photography

    Got some nice fireworks shots at the local show with a Canon 7D and 10-22mm EFS lens 9166916791689169
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    Re: Photography

    Our son has a DJI Mavic Pro and they are awesome. Best value for dollar drone out there apparently.
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    Re: back pack blower for scarifying jobs

    I bought the MTM 85cc and it is a pain to start sometimes, fiddled with the carby and not much better. In the same boat as you Beetlejuice, only use it a couple of times a fortnight so couldn't...
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    Re: Things that make HAPPY ''''''

    When are you coming up here? Depends on what type of things you like to do and how much you want to spend. Lived here just over 40 yrs, so have a pretty good idea of what is around the area.
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    Re: Photography

    Nice shot Bruce!!!!!! And nothing wrong with many of the point and shoots these days, packed full of features, just got to know how to get the most out of them.
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    Re: Photography

    Just google 'photographing super moon' - plenty of answers there. Pretty basic stuff, just depends on what gear you have. Wish I had a big zoom lens for times like this, but very hard to justify the...
  12. Thread: Problem Weed

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    Re: Problem Weed

    It's NOT SENSITIVE WEEED!!!! See the same stuff around here in Cairns. I would be tying those grass trees up with a strip of rag/something then gently (low pressure) hit the buggers with some glypho....
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    Re: Perfect place to retire.

    Atherton Tablelands on the shores of Lake Tinaroo (1hr inland from Cairns). Would love about 10-15 acres and live off my own organic produce - fruit, veges, cattle, chooks, ducks, plus get back into...
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    Re: Medical problems as a contractor

    She reckons the sugar is bad for me, but a few each day is OK. None would be better, but up here I'd go troppo without my coldies.
  15. Re: Honda HRX217HYA imported from USA - A better mower for less $$ than an Aussie HRU

    When mulching heavy lawns I have found that by leaving the front at the height you normally cut at, then lift the back wheels up a notch it stops the clogging/bogging down. Doing the 7mm spacer on...
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    Re: Medical problems as a contractor

    I go to an iridologist/naturopath and a lot of my problems have been solved by a change of diet (more of these and none of those), with a dose of supplements to help build up what I am lacking. My...
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    Re: What octane do you use?

    I stand corrected, I use the 95 octane not 98, only because that what the ute needs to stop the pinging.
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    Re: What octane do you use?

    My old 2.6 litre Holden Rodeo pings like crazy on regular unleaded, so 98 in everything. Get way better fuel economy - 550 klms out of a 70 litre tank, around town towing a 7x4 trailer and 430,000 on...
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    Re: Tanaka TCG 27 EAS

    I don't have a problem with it, but I suppose everyone is different in what they can tolerate. They have anti vibration built in and I have the small genuine speed feed head on it. They have a...
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    Re: Tanaka TCG 27 EAS

    Not knocking any brand in particular, just that I have a Bushranger L26 trimmer and it's been unreal, and they haven't changed anything on that model, still the same quality. I do agree that some of...
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    Re: Tanaka TCG 27 EAS

    I would seriously look at a Brushranger L26. But looking at the Parklands website it says a 2 year commercial warranty. Must be something wrong for it to be that hard to start, but the kill switch...
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    Re: Best Brushcutter Blade to use?

    Don't have one myself, but check out the Brushdestructor at Brushdestructor.com, Aussie made too !!!!! The new machine he wants to build is a very good read also as well as the development he has...
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    Sticky: Re: hows the weather

    Raining today and tomorrow, clearing on Monday, perfect timing.
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    Re: Where are they being made now

    Talking to the local single owner/operator mower repairs and anything small engine, who sells Bushranger gear as well, backed that up just this afternoon. Said that the Shindy trimmers were bad for...
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    Re: Climate change

    Worst summer ever, was still well over 30 till last Wednesday with high humidity and light breezes, if any in some areas. Thursday was the much wanted change so now we are in the high 20's with good...
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