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    Thanks mate but that is 10 pages of posts. I did read through some of that previously but it wasn't obvious to me how to import them.

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    Yeah I wouldn't mind buying a HRX I wonder If we could get a deal on a couple of em

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    Thanks mate but that is 10 pages of posts. I did read through some of that previously but it wasn't obvious to me how to import them.
    Email the mob in the USA and tell 'em what you want (I use "Speedway" mower sales, but shop around)
    They email you back with a quote for the sale + freight to your address.
    You pay via credit card. Tell them not to show the freight charges on the import documents. (otherwise it's over $1000 AUD and you pay import tax when you shouldn't)
    10 days later it arrives on you doorstep.

    Mower = $690 USD + about $300 USD freight.
    Identical mower in the UK costs $1,250 pound UK. (More than $2,300 AUD)
    "Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
    If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew it.
    Sip on a mugfull, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.

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    Was looking at Speedway's site earlier Arfa and the only spares they list are blades and filters. Have you needed wheels or anything else yet?

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    Cheers arfa. Thanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arfa Brayne View Post
    Email the mob in the USA and tell 'em what you want (I use "Speedway" mower sales, but shop around)
    They email you back with a quote for the sale + freight to your address.
    You pay via credit card. Tell them not to show the freight charges on the import documents. (otherwise it's over $1000 AUD and you pay import tax when you shouldn't)
    10 days later it arrives on you doorstep.

    Mower = $690 USD + about $300 USD freight.
    Identical mower in the UK costs $1,250 pound UK. (More than $2,300 AUD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    Was looking at Speedway's site earlier Arfa and the only spares they list are blades and filters. Have you needed wheels or anything else yet?
    To keep it all on the one thread, pop over to http://www.indmowing.com.au/forum/sh...-an-Aussie-HRU and I'll answer the question there.
    Pretty much anything you need to know is already there - to skim it, just read the threads with the Dingo avatar.
    "Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
    If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew it.
    Sip on a mugfull, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.

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    Well that's the end of that! New gearbox with 6 hours on it started playing up today and pretty soon after, lost drive again in all gears. Rang the shop and said I'll be there within the hour and I'm leaving the mower with you and I don't want it back. Thought I was going to have problems as the owner got a bit argumentative again on the phone but when I got there he had gone out. He knew I was coming but there was at least a cheque there waiting for me.

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    good result Paul to a bad situation




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    Yep! Leaves me scrambling to find another mower for tomorrow now though. Looks like a late night in the shed after I get home from cricket training with my eldest boy to try to fix up my most fixable genuine 216. I really don't fancy using my 196 on all tomorrows lawns, plus the ones I didn't get done today... Gees those SPs are heavy when you have to push them up hills...

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    Not his fault you got a dud mower tho, he refunded the money, now thank him with some beers and try a 22" Rover at half the price.Hire one for the next few days and see.
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    good result Paul to a bad situation

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    He swears black and blue that he will not sell me a Rover 560 so that really only leaves me looking at a new 216M2 or waiting ten days for a 217 to come from the USA.

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    He's a dick, I would just go else where then. I can't understand some peoples mentality, If he wants a sale sell it to you. He must make better money out of Hondas and fixing Hondas, because Rovers don't spend as much time in the shop as the Hondas by the sound of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSD View Post
    Not his fault you got a dud mower tho, he refunded the money, now thank him with some beers and try a 22" Rover at half the price.Hire one for the next few days and see.
    Yes not his fault, but definitely his responsibility, then he can take it up with TPE. Carton of beer for him sounds like a good plan though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidS View Post
    He's a dick, I would just go else where then. I can't understand some peoples mentality, If he wants a sale sell it to you. He must make better money out of Hondas and fixing Hondas, because Rovers don't spend as much time in the shop as the Hondas by the sound of it.

    He reckons he's done 2 Rover gearboxes in teh last week, and one before that, plus a lot of other stuff with transmission cables etc while still under warranty, plus something about the $3 pulley part that costs $130 to replace? I don't know what to do David... The only other Rovers here are the modified ones from the Rover dealer for $1250 and I don't want to buy from Masters.

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