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View Poll Results: What mower?
Cylinder 60 22.06%
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Both 33 12.13%
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Old 23-04-2014, 10:08 PM   #211
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I guess you would use the 10 blade cylinder if cutting the grass frequently, so it doesn't get too long. Id love there full set Lawncare System -aerator, dethatcher, scarifier, brush etc. Shame my lawn isn't bigger!
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Old 23-04-2014, 10:14 PM   #212
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Only if you're aiming for a bowling/golf green height of cut. The more blades on the cylinder, the more it struggles on longer grass height (without 'clogging').
Thanks that's worth knowing !! My Suffolk has five blades and the Allett has six in standard form so maybe I will see a difference anyway..
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Old 24-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #213
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For those with Qualcast machines and considering fitting a ten blade cassette you can get a brand new one from the Suffolk group for roughly £150 depending on width.. They make more than that on EBay and some companies charge around 150 to sharpen and set up your old cassette !!!
New six blade cassettes are a bit cheaper ..
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Question on hollow tine aeration guys...

I spent a few hours doing lines the other day with my manual aerator, only probelm being that if i'm to do the whole of the grass I'll be at it for the rest of the year!

Is hollow tining only meant to be for worst affected areas? Thats the bit I've done but was thinking i could get a solid tine roller and do the rest of the grass...?
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Old 25-04-2014, 09:44 AM   #215
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Could you give more details like size of lawn and the problems you have with it?
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Old 25-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #216
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Question on hollow tine aeration guys...

I spent a few hours doing lines the other day with my manual aerator, only probelm being that if i'm to do the whole of the grass I'll be at it for the rest of the year!

Is hollow tining only meant to be for worst affected areas? Thats the bit I've done but was thinking i could get a solid tine roller and do the rest of the grass...?
Takes ages doesn't it. For a large lawn you could hire a mechanical aerator for the day. Don't forget to brush sand/loam into the holes to assist drainage.
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Had all my mowers out yesterday, hadn't used the cylinders so far. I need to sell one of them as I've no room for three. Id like to keep the larger cylinder but my lawn isn't really big enough for it, but its a great machine.

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Some serious mowers there mate
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What the Qualcast petrol mowers like? I'm seriously considering a 35s from ebay.
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What the Qualcast petrol mowers like? I'm seriously considering a 35s from ebay.
If your lawn is big enough it's a great mower, but it's a heavy beast. Lots if attachments available for the larger sizes - brush, aerator, scarifier etc.
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