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JohnnyD wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:13 pm
I presume we are talking 4 stroke oil in this engine? What’s the recommended mix ratio? Also is standard unleaded ok? I know it’s not recommended in my Honda Izzy mower

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The oil grade will be in the handbook - probably an ordinary 10W-30 oil.

"I know it’s not recommended in my Honda Izzy mower" All Honda petrol engine products will run on standard unleaded SP 95. Check your handbook again.

It's a four stroke engine. It needs ordinary SP95 fuel (unleaded) - (don't use SP95-E10 because it's cheaper - it's crap and will mess up the engine in storage)

You are worrying me a bit with "What’s the recommended mix ratio?" - You don't need to mix anything with four-stroke fuel.
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Strimmer has arrived :) Just need to get it to France next week now :D

Anyone heard of these guys? Its not a bad price and has a B&S engine.....and is driven and has a basket and mulches...thinking about the 500 model

https://www.amazon.fr/Murray-Tondeuse-r ... 1854690031

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JohnnyD wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Strimmer has arrived :) Just need to get it to France next week now :D

Anyone heard of these guys? Its not a bad price and has a B&S engine.....and is driven and has a basket and mulches...thinking about the 500 model

https://www.amazon.fr/Murray-Tondeuse-r ... 1854690031

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Tiny price for tiny mower for tiny garden. Steel deck won't last long unless you really look after it .
Looks like it's a push along not tractee so if you've got a decent size lawn you'll spend all of your holidays pushing & emtying the thing.
Save your money & get a decent mower.

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why me? wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:06 pm
JohnnyD wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Strimmer has arrived :) Just need to get it to France next week now :D

Anyone heard of these guys? Its not a bad price and has a B&S engine.....and is driven and has a basket and mulches...thinking about the 500 model

https://www.amazon.fr/Murray-Tondeuse-r ... 1854690031

JD
Tiny price for tiny mower for tiny garden. Steel deck won't last long unless you really look after it .
Looks like it's a push along not tractee so if you've got a decent size lawn you'll spend all of your holidays pushing & emtying the thing.
Save your money & get a decent mower.
Edit.
Just looked again & seen it's autotractee (edited)
Other comments still apply.
Last edited by why me? on Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Just remind me again if you don’t mind on what would be a good mower, strimmer is fine for big cuts, but would be good to have a mower also I think.

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Edit....available in France would be a bonus

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JohnnyD wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:13 pm
Just remind me again if you don’t mind on what would be a good mower, strimmer is fine for big cuts, but would be good to have a mower also I think.

JD

Depends on many things such as how big is your budget, how long you expect it to last, lawn size, borders, obstacles such as trees etc, etc & very importantly, how far do you have to take grass cuttings if you collect them. You can walk miles emptying a grass box.
My self propelled, walk behind lawn mower is from the Viking range & probably about 8/900€ now, but I haven't used it since I gave up trying to collect grass cuttings 10 years ago & bought a decent 13 cv frontal cutting, rear wheel steer, mulching ride on. Best 3k€ investment on gardening stuff I've ever made.
There's usually a reason why stuff is cheap.

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Budget would obviously be not a silly one, but good and reliable, not having measured the actual size of the garden having only been there on one visit in winter since buying, I would guess about 690 m2 but about a 1/4 of that is gravelled I think, lockdown has really prevented us from knowing more really as the last visit was in freezing winter and the garden was not at the forefront of our urgencies, there are a few fruit trees in the garden.

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Fitter wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:07 am
You are worrying me a bit with "What’s the recommended mix ratio?" - You don't need to mix anything with four-stroke fuel.
Yeh ignore that, I had a bit of a meltdown after reading some sales blurb, got a 2 stroke chain saw so it confused me LoL

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JohnnyD wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:54 pm
This has been suggested.......

https://www.gardenmachinerydirect.co.uk ... mower.html

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I cannot comment on the specific model, but in general terms that marque has a good reputation - friends had one and loved it - indeed he used to love using it for anything he could once he lost his driving licence due to a stroke.

Front mounted decks are most useful getting into corners and mid articulation is very manoeverable.

Note, they recommend it for up to 30 ares - though obviously you can use it on a larger area.

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