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07-06-2021, 20:23   #3151
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Curious what height everyone has their mower set at. Currently at 65mm not sure if too low.

I'm on the 2nd from the highest for worx.
But I am trying to let it get on top of the moss and weeds this season.
Over time I plan on lowering it
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07-06-2021, 20:57   #3152
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I'm on the 2nd from the highest for worx.
But I am trying to let it get on top of the moss and weeds this season.
Over time I plan on lowering it
How does that work? You let the grass grow long enough that it hangs down above the moss and weeds blocking the sunlight?
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07-06-2021, 22:46   #3153
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Locating broken boundry wire ;

(Worx landroid. Loop test gives green light.)

Tried radio text umpteen times with various radios and no joy. V frustrating.

Any tips please ?!

Poss anyone with a proper detector than can be borrowed ? West dublin.

I'm sure this topic covered before but could not find.

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How does that work? You let the grass grow long enough that it hangs down above the moss and weeds blocking the sunlight?
Tbh, I'm not sure it will work yet!
I'm also hoping that the thatch will thin out.

I have come up with that plan based on a bunch of different bits of info and ideas.
Thankfully the head height doesn't make them lawn unusable at all so I'm happy to see how it plays out.

I can see that the height might need to come down to get on top of the weeds but I want the moss under control first.
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09-06-2021, 10:14   #3155
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A few weeks ago, the front wheel came off my husky 450x
Turned out the lockwasher within had deteriorated and snapped. I checked the other wheel and it too needs changing. Luckily I have one handy, but they do not seem easy got locally. It's diy territory to replace.

The front wheel tyres are wearable and should be replaced (diy) every so often if you notice wear, as like mine the rubber wore and left a gap to the wheel plastic housing. That left muck squeeze in which caused the lockwasher demise over time. 3 years in my mowers case.

What have I learned: pay more attention to the tyres, I haven't seen it mentioned as a potential issue in the thread.

Maybe for those who is or for an annual dealer service are spared this.

Also, when I'm ordering bits and bobs, get a stock of those wearable washers, bearings, screws, tyres. Those bits cost pennies but are priceless when stuck. I will check in with my local dealers to try get a few more. In the past I got from UK GPL but delivery is pricey.

Happy mowing.
Where do you order your spare parts from? I've a Husk 105 in to its 6th year and to me it seems to be falling apart. I'm advising someone else on getting a mower and I am a bit concerned that they are not as robust as I would hope.
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09-06-2021, 17:29   #3156
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Where do you order your spare parts from? I've a Husk 105 in to its 6th year and to me it seems to be falling apart. I'm advising someone else on getting a mower and I am a bit concerned that they are not as robust as I would hope.

Local dealers (poor, slow to order), online GPL UK (delivery pricey mostly but they have extensive parts and importantly diagrams but a week delivery), Atkins (cork, fast if stuck, got a wheel motor in 2 days), Robert kee, Amazon, eBay. Whatever works

Irish prices are higher too, surprise.
There are German sites too that I'll use next for batch of washers, tyres, bits and bobs. Prices are much better, but
As you see, I have zero loyalty
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09-06-2021, 18:23   #3157
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I've a Gardena Sileno Life mower for the last 12 months and it stopped charging a few days ago due to corrosion to the charger base, hard to believe this is happening already but there is no decent sealing around the electrics compartments, just snap together parts which are really no good in this climate.

It doesn't help that I have the charger base under a hedge but I made a timber box for it since January so it may protect it a bit more.

Does anyone have problems with woodlice & slugs getting in for the warmth of the electrics?










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10-06-2021, 00:49   #3158
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Where do you order your spare parts from? I've a Husk 105 in to its 6th year and to me it seems to be falling apart. I'm advising someone else on getting a mower and I am a bit concerned that they are not as robust as I would hope.
I bought a good few small bits for 439x from dutch site...wolfswinkel. Only one I found that had everything I needed in stock. Slow enough shipping through normal post. Parts were same price or cheaper from Atkins just weren’t in stock. Couldn’t afford to wait for them with no machine running with the growth rate at the moment
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You dont need to program it for that. If there is a gate in the way and its closed it will bump against it and turn around and head off in another direction.

What you dont want is it getting through the gate, someone closing the gate and then it not being able to get home. So, it depends on how that gate is used.

NOTE: You need to be able to run boundary and guide wires along the ground through that opening and it needs to be wide enough for it, so if you are talking about a narrow gate it wont work.
Sorry about hijacking this, has anyone seen any kind of automatic door/hatch for a hole in a fence between 2 garden sections, that the mower can trigger to open/close as needed?
I have seen a flap by a automower rental franchise that their mowers can push through without the bump stopping it, but I'd prefer some more solid that can be closed to keep a toddler in, and also not have a very visible gap in the fence.
I could go down the diy route with sensors and a motorised hatch but, yeah, would prefer a reliable solution.
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Tbh, I'm not sure it will work yet!
I'm also hoping that the thatch will thin out.

I have come up with that plan based on a bunch of different bits of info and ideas.
Thankfully the head height doesn't make them lawn unusable at all so I'm happy to see how it plays out.

I can see that the height might need to come down to get on top of the weeds but I want the moss under control first.
I had loads of moss in my lawn, now I have none except at the very edge where mower does not cut, I think its the constant cutting/mulching/feeding of the lawn that keeps it away. I cut mine at number 5/6 on the Husky scale, shortish, without being cut too tight.
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Hey, hoping to have a 1200 sq meter lawn soon and was wondering what robot lawnmower is best for this? There are some small hills and no obstacles.
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Some work ahead... keep us posted it would be great to see the finished outcome.
It got the field 95-98% in like 5 days then left it on it for a bit more to get the rest don't. Still some patches.

But I've now got it back on the rest to deal with the aftermath of the 10 glorious grass growing days we've had.
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Hey, hoping to have a 1200 sq meter lawn soon and was wondering what robot lawnmower is best for this? There are some small hills and no obstacles.
Husgavarna and Ambrogio seem to be popular choices. Honda and Sthil also make automowers but ring a few local dealers and see what brands they stock. Installation by a dealer seems to be 3-400 euro.
They are also cheaper options like Gardena, McCulloch or Flymo which all fall under the Husgavarna umbrella if you feel like self installation.
Castlebar tool hire seem to have a good website regarding prices.
https://castlebartoolhire.ie/collect...tic-lawnmowers
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