FLAG Machinery Update
I am pleased to say that all the equipment we have stored on-site in the metal shed is now working and available once again for FLAG members to borrow for use on their plots. I wish to make a few points:
It took 6 weeks and £50 to get the smaller EFCO mower repaired. If you see anything coming loose on any of the machines please stop using the item, collect the bits and let me know.
Our machines are domestic and not good for rough ground. I have set all the cutting heights to maximum to stop them bottoming out and causing impact damage.
If you are using the self-propelled mowers on wet grass please note the grass can get stuck in the slot connecting to the grass-box and jam the drive mechanism and stall the engine. Please keep an eye on the hole and clear any stick grass. Ensure the engine is stopped.
For strimming I recommend the use of the Honda 4 stroke strimmer as it is much lighter and easier to start when compared to the 2-stroke Ryobi’s. Remember green can (straight petrol) for the Honda.
The Honda does not have a strimmer line feeder. It uses cut lengths of the heavy-duty red line. I have pre-cut some lengths – just unscrew the hub and feed it through halfway and tighten it firmly.
The 2-stroke strimmers are a pain to start but please do not lose your temper with them and break the starter cord. It is a poor design and needs a major strip down to replace the cord.
If any equipment stops working and you are unable to fix it easily ( e.g. cutter blade jammed with grass, strimmer line runs out, fuel top-up) then please inform one of the equipment team, see below.
If you need any help with the equipment please call me or Joe.
Brian 0791 4145293 email@example.com
Joe 0771 3687878