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    Help with Petrol Strimmers/Brush cutters decision

    Thanks for the added replies! Well got up this morning to a scorcher of a day and having 24 hours hire on the Strimmer and with the inlaws due back from holidays at around 2pm I thought may as well make use of the hire time and try and gain some 'Brownie points of the missus. They have a sizable back yard with poly tunnel, apple trees,blackcurrant bushes ect with a far part of it lawn. The bottom half of the garden had been neglected and was like a jungle. I got stuck in and there was some tough stuff with briars and "sticky backs" sorry dont know correct name for them. I was at it a couple of hours and also mowed the lawn and also the front lawn when I was at it. The next door neighbor is an elderly gentle man also with a huge garden with lots of trees,bushes,plants ect .I get on well with him as he is an avid fisherman so I spent a couple of hours strimming around his garden also. I went through a fair bit of heavy duty strimmer cord and thought id hit a hedgehog but discovered it had been dead for awhile. I left the machine back at around 4pm and inquired about purchasing one and was told they dont usually keep them in stock but could order one. I inquired about price and wait for it! Was told £330. The father inlaw deals with said Hire company and he can claim VAT back so it would work out at around £290. Result 😀 And to top it off her dad said to put the prize of hire through to him for doing the garden. So the fella said it should be here Mon/Tues and it comes with cutting blade and a few extras. it really is a quality piece of equitment. Scotslad,I am the same as yourself when it comes to Stimmers but also have pretty good knowledge on Chainsaws and i have two stihl's. Sandspider, That one in the link is very similar to the Hyundai I was considering. Here is a video on it https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hsimp=yhs-002&hspart=CND&type=ACFB94060E2_s69_g6_e_d_n&q=hyudai strimmer assembly youtube Thanks again for the replies and its Dog to water time and Hopefully i can collect them (Brownie points) later lol'
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    Has Wildfowling become too easy?

    Excellent replies and most are in tune with my way of thinking. I will elaborate later as to why I asked the question as its late at present.
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    Help with Petrol Strimmers/Brush cutters decision

    Firstly thanks for the replies and good solid advice I had a quick look this morning at the first few replies and as I had things to do in the local town [ROI] I headed for the "CO-OP" ie farm suppliers. They had 3 different models ranging from 400 euros to over 600. None of which I was familiar with but they looked and felt like they were good quality. I then went to a Stihl dealer [NI] were I know the owner pretty well. I honestly don't know what I was thinking even considering the brands mentioned in the thread title as I am the type that usually pays that bit extra for quality and use the 'Buy once policy'. Probably having a limited budget at present is the reason. The Pro models were well out of my range and I was drawn to a model that was £450 and he said he would do it for £410. I inquired about using a blade with it and he wasn't keen saying that they where sore on the engine/gears. This made me think that it maybe it wasn't actually what I wanted.If I was buying a Brush Cutter then I wanted the option of being able to use a Blade without having to worry about it causing wear on the engine. I looked at a few Shooting related items and left it that I would have a stew over it. I came home and came on here and and (Cant hit them all's) comments jumped out at me! Obviously a Man that knows his Strimmers. The Stihl dealer told me exactly the same as you have put about the Hyundai and Ryobi. Your comment about most of the Stihl products being most;y DIY also seemed to have rang true giving the fact the dealer was not advising using the blade on the model in question. I took your advice and looked at the Tanaka range and there seems to be a few sound looking models reduced to around £460. Needing to get the grass sorted I hired one out 5pm this evening and I started at 7pm and had it going for 21/2 hours. What an absolute Joy of a machine.I never payed much attention before but It was a Mitsubishi Tle 43 . A powerful beast that was so comfortable to use. I searched online earlier and it seems they are made by Kazz and the model I used had a Mitsubishi engine but other models have Hitachi engines. I have found a model with the Mitsubishi TLE43 engine but is by Lawnflite and can be got for £400. So I am back to square one.. lol A Tanaka or a Mitsubishi. Thanks for your advice as it put me off a potential bad purchase. [
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    Tail Bandage

    Hopeless without the dog having a cone on as well! I took extra care and made sure they were used as instructed and it took less than 2 minutes for the Dog to bite it off.
  5. Not wanting to hijack the previous 'Strimmer thread' I would appreciate any advice people may have on two brands of Strimmers I have narrowed my choice down too. My head is fried trying to choose one or the other,one of which I'm hoping to purchase in the next few days. I was going to purchase the best (Homebase) had to offer and that was a Ryobi 25.4cc retailing at around £175. However I have come across another for similiar money and has a more powerful engine and that is a Hyundai with a 52cc engine. Now I know very little about petrol strimmers or than I usually hire a Professional one out a few times a year to cut a fair amount of rough grass. I know Ryobi make quailty Cordless drills ect..! However I have read reviews saying the Hyundai strimmers are quailty and akin to a Honda for far less money. Has anyone any experience with either?I'm hoping to use it for personal use and hopefully doing some weekend Jobs. I was convinced by the Hyundai and thought I wanted the bicycle handle bars as the Professional one I hire has them. However by going on some sites the pros seem to like the ''loop type'' ones. For me the Hyundai has more going for it with bigger CC's and has an 'anti vibe' feature,However it all seems to good to be true and maybe the Ryobi is the safer option. Any advice greatly appreciated as I need to be getting things done.
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    Has Wildfowling become too easy?

    Hi all,Been off the forums for awhile now for various reasons,Namely my PC crashing and my wifes had been out on lone to her nephew and I find typing on a phone pretty tedious,although I write this from a phone but herself has got her PC back last night. Anyhow I've been hanging about on FB this past number of months as it's more phone friendly with uploading pictures ect..! I know my question seems to somewhat contradict my previous thread question regarding was Wildfowling (Healthy or not?) I'm now asking people's opinion if they think that modern day Wildfowling has become too easy and less arduous than it once was? All opinions welcome and appreciated.
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    GGG V Alvarez Countdown,Sept 16th.

    Its elementary My dear sako751sg. They are merely references/examples if you wish. Let me put t in black and white for you. The dogs on the street know Canelo vacated his belt, Sure isnt that the reason he was getting slated for ducking GGG ? Ducking it may have been and my point is that they made the right decision by avoiding/ducking Golovkin until they felt they were ready,If this fight had of happened 2yrs ago then it would have been a straight forward win for Golovkin as Canelo IMO was not ready or at the level he is now at, Hence my references to putting Young Dogs in situations they would not be ideal in or ready for. As this is a shooting forum surely you can connect with the references. Had it been a knitting forum then I may have used another example to get my point across. As I recall you' yourself didnt give Canelo much of a chance at the time against the G-Man and even went on to slate ''De ley hoya'' and all the ''Golden Boy'' fighters. As I already Stated this fight IMO is happenng at the right time and is now a 50/50 fight whereas back then it would not have been. I also stated in that discussion that I also would have backed Golovkin back then. However Canelo for me is a different Animal now and I like what I have seen of late from him as he is much improved. I hope that answers you and your 'Fanboy's' query. I respect your opinions and its good to have someone to bounce off on here and like myself you are mostly up in the middle of the night to watch the actual fights. We dont always agree which is a good thing and you make good points on occasion and break fights down which is much better than readng the predictable I agree posts Anyway not long to go now. Im actually strugglng to stay awake tonight and should really be sleeping as I have a funeral to attend in the morning' and the BJS /Monroe fight did nothng to rouse the senses Hoping for a War and have Canelo to get the Job done. Have a few 20's on with G-man - Boys.
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    GGG V Alvarez Countdown,Sept 16th.

    I think it's all to easy saying 'Team Canelo' waited to see Golovkin slipping before they took the fight ! There may be a bit of truth to this but I like to look at the bigger picture . For me it is a case of 'Team Canelo' waiting until they feel their fighter is ready for such a big fight with a Monster like Golovkin. Why should they be pushed into a massive career defining fight if they felt they were not quite ready ? Would anyone take their half trained 9 month old pup onto a posh pheasant shoot ? Or would anyone send there 10mth old dog out into the estuary on a dark winters night to retrieve a goose on the tide ?. The answer is no because they would not be ready. However I do believe it s a case of both scenarios but more so Canelo after some good fights feels now is hs time. I also believe this is the right time for this fight with no excuses from either after the outcome. I do also find the comment about Canelo gettng gifts a bit rich considering Golovkins last fight ! To the fighters and the actual fight - I personally like both Boxers,Both humble men and likable and without doubt a Cut above most n the present MW division. We all know what both Boxers are coming to the ring with. Both have power, more so GGG with his thudding Jab and over hand choppng right hand. Canelo with his bull like strength and fast combos Golvokin with his cuttng off of the ring and judging dstance and Canelo with his ability to fight on the backfoot and counter punchng. Both men have the ablity to take a shot and again would more so say Golovkn has the upper hand here.I dont think Canelo can knock GGG out with a head shot but I feel if Golovkin connected clean he could hurt Canelo. My predication is for a Canelo win either by Stoppage by ripping body shots or by a unanimous decision. I think Alvarez is too fast and with Golovkins static head and Canelos counter punching' Golvkin is going to find it a tough and frustrating night. Would not be surprised one bit if Golovkin got the stoppage but thats my prediction that Im sticking with. One other point that I think will favour Canelo is the fact he does not fear Triple G..! A lot of fighters are beat before the 1st bell rings as they are intimadated by Golovkin and i dont think this is the case with Canelo. Roll on Saturday night/Sunday morning. PS Exuse any words with the letter 'I' missing as the key is sticking on my computer.
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    Mayweather vs McGregor?

    Well no Surprises really'totally outboxed as expected. What surprised me was the game plan or lack of it.Most knew that McGregor's best chance was an early knockout but he didn't go for it. As I said he should have went on the back foot early and let Mayweather come to him. Mac done better than expected for a first proper boxing match and as good as a lot of pro boxers. One small gripe is Mayweather turning his back. He always is getting away with that and ref'shouldn't should be deducting points instead of Stopping in to break.
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    Mayweather vs McGregor?

    Cleverly lite up like a Christmas tree. I fancied Jack for this but not in such a dominating fashion.
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    Mayweather vs McGregor?

    Not triggered one bit fella and I think I have been pretty consistent since my first post on this thread. And let's just say I'm more intrigued than I am interested.
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    Mayweather vs McGregor?

    Exactly. It's nice to see someone who can see past the end of his nose.
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    Mayweather vs McGregor?

    So which one are you ? Giving the fact you havent included Boxing fans in the 'Reeling in ' catagory. The Fact that your post count on ths thread is pretty high and also that you have bets on in the bookies and also with your work mates suggests that it s not just "Casual's" and MMA fans that have gotten "Reeled In". Comes across as the Typcal Boxng Snobbery that is taking place when it comes to this fight yet most of "The Boxing Fans" seem obsessed wth this fight. And seriously like 'The amount of MMA Fans that it has reeled in.. Well thats hardly surprisng now is it ? I do get what you mean though, but cant for the life of me see why you excluded Boxing Fans. Im not that excited about ths fight and wished Conor would have stuck to the UFC but who can blame him for the pay day he is about to get regardless of what happens.It never really bothered me who won ths fght up until recently but the closer it gets and the more I read online I really hope McGregor blows this Diva away ! Unlikely but I am 100% behind McGregor and really hope he can do something incredible. Ref- Canelo v Golovkin .Im pretty sure this fight is high on the agenda for most Boxing fans and giving the fact the tickets are already all sold out' its far from being overshadowed or forgotten about. Im sure there will be a thread up here come the time which I look forward too. Im sure it wll be as onesided as this fight tommorrow night giving all the Canelo bashing that Ive read on here before. If McGregor wins and Alvarez wins now there is a Fight right there
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    Struck gold at last!

    Well its certanly gonna be a rarity shootng big bags now as you have shot most of the pigeons in NI lol Thats some shooting for one Gun anywhere.
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    Mayweather vs McGregor?

    Still can't figure ths out at all. Its all to easy sayng that its all about the 'Chng Ching' which in all reality it can only be. But sure isnt must big fghts and sporting events about the money these days ? I just dont buy that all the **** talking in the build up ect was real and initially thought the whole thng is Scripted. However this is what I cant get my head around. If the fight is scripted' then how does it pan out ? Can anyone see Mayweather throwng the fight ? At the same time can anyone see McGregor throwing the fight ? I said in my first post on ths thread that it wouldnt bother Mac if he got humilated as long as he got the dollar. But I meant that in the sense that if Mayweather beat him in a non scripted fight. These guys surely didnt put in a tough gruelling training camp to try and fool the millions of peoplem viewing this.Surely they are not gonna dance around each other for twelve rounds throwing punches with no intent ? And none would ever live it down nor would they get away with either man taking a dive.I suppose this is where the interest really lays for me' to see actually what does take place and how they go about it. If it s a real fight then Conor will no doubt go out and try and finish quickly. But I think this is where he will go wrong, Why chase a man that loves getting chased ? Mcgregor himself is at his best as a counter puncher so for me he should let the Wife beater come to him. In the worst case scenaro it will be a Mexican standoff and the crowd will start booing and someone will have to make a move. If they go toe to toe then who knows. Mayweather is the Master boxer with a great defence and fast hands' McGregor has power and excellant timing. Can MW take a clean shot from a known big puncher if lands flush ? Of course he faced big punchers before but not many landed that shot. So many questions. Its also easy saying McGregor runs out of steam. But this isnt MMA and 5min rds where a fighter expels more energy from grapplng,leg kicks ect. I cant see it beng a war for 12rds either and most likely they will be a lot of feinting boxing at distance ect which wont use up the fuel as much. I will opt out of making a predcition for this one because havng giving it a lot of thought there are so many possble outcomes. If pushed I have to stick with Mayweather as he is in his element but would love to see Conor connect and put hm to sleep.
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