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What do you do if it starts to rain? Pack up and go home or are their covers to go over the expensive bits?


Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:40 PM

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◾ Avoid dangerous environments – Don’t use lawn mowers in damp or wet locations. ◾ Don’t use in rain. From Ego mower manual


Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:55 PM

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◾ Avoid dangerous environments – Don’t use lawn mowers in damp or wet locations. ◾ Don’t use in rain. From Ego mower manual

 Be no good to me then...its damp most of the time..


Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:57 PM

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I would have to park it up for WET Season ( got caught out with the Honda once or twice ) i think. Brushcutter and Line Trimmer says ◾ Don’t Use In Rain.

If i was in the market for a new SP mower  i would probably buy one though (doubt i,ll buy another Honda ) , the manufacturers run times seem to be under quoted, probably just to cover them selves.


Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:20 PM

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Missed a new SP mower in a box for $400  :(


Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:21 PM

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That's a bugger Drew, was it another smoke damaged one like the Timemaster?.


Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

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What do you do if it starts to rain? Pack up and go home or are their covers to go over the expensive bits?

Pack up and go to the pub mate. :)
Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:03 PM

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That's a bugger Drew, was it another smoke damaged one like the Timemaster?.

Nope. Brand new unopened box John. Maybe $100 freight still half price.

And speaking of covers and Timemasters I bought a Toro cover for it and when i picked up the 19'' Victa it poured on the way home but the cover was 100% waterproof
Might come in handy for the new EGO ( when and if i buy one )  :)


Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:17 PM

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A man and his saw

 


Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

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It's obvious now the Ego gear show and tell isn't going to happen this week - I haven't chased them - shouldn't have to but I'll follow up next Monday if I don't get the courtesy of an email in the meantime.

 

So I went down to Tradetools to check the gear out anyway - they had everything in stock - overall first impressions very good - the mower is VERY light (without battery) and, if it performs catching with the new High lift blade they're advertising I'm a buyer.

 

The multitool does not seem as ruggedly constructed as the Shindaiwa and Honda gear I've had a look at but, once again, it's LIGHT - and, at my age, that's important - if you do a lot of that sort of work you might elect to stay with the proven commercial gear but for me once again it will be adequate I reckon.

 

I'll ask for adequate notice of the day and keep you posted.


Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:45 PM

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Which mower Croc.? 

Does the gear NEED to be as ruggedly constructed as S and H ? My aeg trimmer is as good as my Honda 25cc and so much lighter but then you old farts need all the help you can get i guess.  :P


Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:59 AM

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Which mower Croc.? 

Does the gear NEED to be as ruggedly constructed as S and H ? My aeg trimmer is as good as my Honda 25cc and so much lighter but then you old farts need all the help you can get i guess.  :P

The 20" steel deck Drew - didn't have a battery in but it felt a lot lighter than even the HRX, maybe 5kg,  and better balanced - easier to flip around - if it catches grass I'm in.

 

No the other gear doesn't have to be that rugged for my usage - weight's more important for us senior citizens as you say - if it weighs more than a lawn bowl or a schooner of Old I'm in trouble.

 

and I'm very interested in the Aeg gear too - I've already got other Aeg hand tools so I've got batteries and charger -  did you mention it was light?  :lol:


Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

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The 20" steel deck Drew - didn't have a battery in but it felt a lot lighter than even the HRX, maybe 5kg,  and better balanced - easier to flip around - if it catches grass I'm in.

 

 

Try 13.5 kgs with the battery in. 27.2 + 2.9 battery = 30.1 v 43.6. Both SP of course. Pushie is 2.8 kgs lighter than the SP.


Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:28 PM

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Try 13.5 kgs with the battery in. 27.2 + 2.9 battery = 30.1 v 43.6. Both SP of course. Pushie is 2.8 kgs lighter than the SP.

Wow, I've got a few old 19" honda 195s I've been hanging on to because they're so light to use - having said that I haven't used anything but the HRX for months - and I was just thinking today that it's spoiled me for the "Bismarck" (216D) which is 10KG heavier again

 

This gear could be a real boon for the geriatric contractor - I could mow into my 80s! - die with my boots on.


Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:34 PM

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BTW it's time for a blade swap on the HRX - I'm going to see how fitting the uplift blade only works - Brisbane is a dustbowl again and there's stuff all to mow - wouldn't matter if it didn't mulch as well.

 

I'll post on the HRX thread if there's anything worth reporting.


Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

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BTW it's time for a blade swap on the HRX - I'm going to see how fitting the uplift blade only works - Brisbane is a dustbowl again and there's stuff all to mow - wouldn't matter if it didn't mulch as well.

Dont forget to space it down  :)


Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:42 PM

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This gear could be a real boon for the geriatric contractor - I could mow into my 80s! - die with my boots on.

Some of the younger guys might not have a choice  ;)


Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:42 PM

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The ''plastic'' deck is 1'' wider, 2.65kg lighter and a bigger catcher 70l v 60 steel deck. Did i mention how light it is.

 

The metal deck cuts 3mm lower and 1mm higher though.


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This will surprise some but it depends on the cost of YOUR electricity though.

 


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This will surprise some but it depends on the cost of YOUR electricity though.

 

The electricity cost relative to total cost is going to be stuff all it seems - I think it will be all about battery life and replacement cost - the calculations are always a bit rubbery and I'm no expert (please correct any errors I've made) but if you run 2 x 7.5AH batteries in the mower retailing for $800 and you full charge them both once per working day and you get, say, 500 charge cycles out of them that's (very roughly) $1.60 per working day- I probably use 1-2 litres of fuel a day now.

 

I guess the bottom line is that it's probably not dramatically cheaper or dearer than petrol - as someone said on an earlier thread here you're just paying for all your "fuel" up front with battery gear and it seems like a lot. 


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