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Put The Ponds NSW into your mapping to see my home turf. Everything that’s been mentioned and more

Lol, a sea of black roofs, and built so close almost all touching each other.  I thought the moronic black tile roof fashion died out a while ago, they seem to be getting less common on new houses up here at least.   I live in a queenslander now, 3.2m ceilings, white colorbond roof, big veranda's all around, all timber construction.  The temperature difference in summer compared to my previous new house is huge.  If I want air conditioning I simply open the windows to catch the breeze.  Amazes me that they knew how to build houses 100 years ago to suit the climate yet that knowledge seems to have been forgotten or ignored in house building today, yay for progress.

 

Talking about rain this month, Brisbane Jan mean- 159mm, so far this month- 5mm, with fukall forecast to the end of the month.


Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:29 AM

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Yep, I had 4 jobs down for yesterday - took the trouble to drive around and check them out - all cancelled - 4 for today - one cancelled by text late last night - might go look at small light push mowers this morning:-

 

http://masport.com.a...00-st-s19-combo

 

Under 30KG!


Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:48 AM

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Dont forget this one. Havnt been able to see the blade disc but if it will take 4 blades should be good. Price is good,weight is great.

 

https://www.bunnings...-mower_p3381341


Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:01 AM

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Dont forget this one. Havnt been able to see the blade disc but if it will take 4 blades should be good. Price is good,weight is great.

 

https://www.bunnings...-mower_p3381341

I keep bumping into the battery cost Drew:-

 

https://www.ebay.com...m4383.l4275.c10

 

the 2.0AH is about $310

 

Even if you only did one or 2 jobs a day with it you'd have to have a spare - I've found early on with the Ego whipper how frustrating it is to see the red light come on when I decided that I wouldn't need to bring the spares because it was just a small job  :angry:


Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:38 AM

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$199 at Victa have seen them on gumtree for $100 plus you get a 5 year warranty on your fuel LOL

Not taking a battery is just like not taking a jerry can 

 

https://www.victa.co...ah-battery.html

 

EDit: 2 year warranty on batt, 5 on machine


Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:47 AM

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Dont forget this one. Havnt been able to see the blade disc but if it will take 4 blades should be good. Price is good,weight is great.

 

https://www.bunnings...-mower_p3381341

Obviously some of the Bunnings product details on this & the 21" are incorrect.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

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$199 at Victa have seen them on gumtree for $100 plus you get a 5 year warranty on your fuel LOL

Not taking a battery is just like not taking a jerry can 

 

https://www.victa.co...ah-battery.html

 

EDit: 2 year warranty on batt, 5 on machine

Hmmm, I'm a total battery convert on everything else - I still use my Honda whipper about half the time because too much time on a  loop handle for me now puts a smile on my Chiropractors face - but everything except the mower is battery for me now

 

But I think I'll stick with petrol for my mowers for another season or so.


Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

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Obviously some of the Bunnings product details on this & the 21" are incorrect.

 

Cheers Fred.

What,s incorrect?


Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:09 PM

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l'd give this a gander if l wanted a smaller, lighter mower - 19" cut, subaru 190cc engine  https://www.bunnings...-mower_p3380820


Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

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What,s incorrect?

Cutting heights & dimensions.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

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Cutting heights & dimensions.

 

Cheers Fred.

Specifically which ones?


Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:21 PM

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#32

I would guess the dimensions are the SKU squashed in a box carton dimensions.

EDIT: and probably still erroneous and discussion has gone way off OP, my apologies


Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

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I would guess the dimensions are the SKU squashed in a box carton dimensions.

EDIT: and probably still erroneous and discussion has gone way off OP, my apologies

Might be referring to cut height, but the 18'' is just an 18'' deck with an 82v motor ploncked on it and most 18'' Victa,s cut at 11mm.


Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:43 AM

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#34

Might be referring to cut height, but the 18'' is just an 18'' deck with an 82v motor ploncked on it and most 18'' Victa,s cut at 11mm.

Actually I was referring to the dimensions of both & the cut heights of the 21 which had the max & min reversed I would suggest ?

Back to the weather, 39 here tomorrow, glad its Sunday.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

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I live/work in the 197mm zone

 

http://www.bom.gov.a...lood/darwin.sht

 

Edit make that the 203mm zone


Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:41 AM

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The view down the road this morning:-

 

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Hallelujah!

 

Wouldn't be 5mm in it yet but looks like more to come - if nothing else it will keep the dust down tomorrow. 

 

 


Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

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l'd give this a gander if l wanted a smaller, lighter mower - 19" cut, subaru 190cc engine  https://www.bunnings...-mower_p3380820

They look good and the price is great but the weight is 32kg and they're an 18" cut - perhaps neither here nor there for what we'd be doing with them but I've noticed when you're looking at light mowers small weight changes can feel very different -

 

I've got 195 and 196 full chutes - only difference is GXV140 vs GXV160 - 32.6kg vs 34.9kg - but the feel using them I find very different - 196 much more cumbersome - that's why I'm looking to go under 30kg if possible in a replacement and that Masport 675 comes in just under but still has decent specs - I didn't get down to look at one the other day but plan to next week sometime.


Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:21 AM

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weve had 120mm since the june long weekend, im now in that autumn mode of conversation

 

customer, are you busy?

no

what why?

its too dry, do you need anything else, know anyone that needs work.


Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:56 PM

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Our January average is 10 mm and we got 106 mm this year but it all fell on one day and unusually no January days over 40 degrees. Sorry but I think we may have stolen your rain. Hope things improve.


Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:14 PM

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1mm of rain here last night.
Not enough to effect anything but at least it’s cooled off a bit, and some more rain due on Saturday.
Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:18 AM




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