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Interesting the only advice I ever give to new neighbors, friends & family when moving to new home is "Get yourself a self propelled petrol lawn mower" mine is a bit of a rocket, I do think they get some getting used to? 

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RR this one is too fast for me, I am going to be an onlooker from now , I am out of the race.

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The specification of the mower says "adjustable speed". This is normally controlled from cross bars on the handle and not a throttle lever. I think something must be set up wrongly. I don't mean to be rude when I say "have you read the manual?":biggrin:

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I think it's here 20 seconds in? What's that lever do? Are you being pulled faster that the bloke in the video? 

 

 

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Thanks for the info, I may try it some time in the future, the video is a different model to mine it has a throttle on the right hand side.

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In the middle of next week, expect reports in the Evening Post of injuries caused by an out-of-control lawnmower rampaging through the streets of Hucknall.

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If you're still having problems Trogg I can come over to help. I still cut a lot of grass and over the last 60 years have used many powered mowers.

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Phil thanks for the offer, I may take you up on it in the future , but I think most of the problems are due to it being a more powerful engine and my mobility problems.

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About 40 years ago we had a couple of Atco petrol lawnmowers, he thinks a 14” and an 18”, one inherited and one acquired from somewhere or other. He couldn’t keep up with them and had to run along behind them (not a problem for a 30 something young man at that time).  He entered them in a Lawnmower Race in Banbury which was our local town in those days, but wasn’t allowed to race them as he couldn’t disconnect the blades smile2

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14 hours ago, trogg said:

Phil thanks for the offer, I may take you up on it in the future , but I think most of the problems are due to it being a more powerful engine and my mobility problems.

 

 

Until I get my hip repaired I also have similar problems. We could have a lot of fun sorting it! :biggrin:

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My neighbour's  son races lawnmowers. He's  got one that will do 60mph. If I  can dig the picture out I'll  post it.

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Found the picture I was looking for. I made the picture into a card for the lads birthday, at his mums request. He won this race!!

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Phil I know what you mean by having fun, but it has come to that stage in life I have to reluctantly accept my limitations. After a lifetime of teaching my self how to do things myself my body has called time. Both shoulders have been replaced , one twice and waiting for the other one to be done again , my spine worn out with the nerves affecting both legs and arms, one knee replaced  and stomach problems also recently kidney cancer I have decided to call it a day.   I am the worlds worst for accepting help, I have always done things for myself ,relying on myself all the time, my wife calls me a stubborn, awkward, independent old ********,  trouble is she is not wrong .   

When I brought the mower I naturally thought it had a throttle , the old school in me, don't all engines have throttles?,  I am in contact with the suppliers to see if a throttle can be retro fitted. But I have now been convinced after cutting the lawn that I have to swallow my pride and let other people to do these tasks for me. But thanks for the offer.

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Must admit trogg.....despite my major surgery last year and everything that goes with it.....i am lucky,,no trouble with joints,,can still Jog,,Cycle and do most physical activities,,all be it much slower and not for as long,,so my heart goes out to you,,,

                             I now let others to do any heavy lifting etc,,,and as i said earlier ,,bloke up the road cuts me grass,,with his own mower,,,hes 20 years younger than me (fair enough,he's only got one leg,,but hes very fit) i enjoy watching him,,sat on the Patio with me Coffee.

                             Never been any good at DIY,,,and need someone to put some shelves up,,plus a very large Mirror,,,would ask one of my Sons but they are as useless as me,,,probably ask my Mower man if hes any good at them sort of things,,,bet he is...............

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Ben that's going to be me in the future, sit back and watch others work. Have just changed my log fire to a coal fired one, even though a close friend cuts trees down for a living and logs were always in plentiful supply, it was getting dangerous for me with my chain saw cutting them down to size , my arms did not always move the way I wanted. after a few close calls the chainsaw has gone.

From now on its going to be coffee and crumpets( pyklets) at 11.00hrs and coffee and cakes at 15.00hrs.

I have looked at an electric bike, I might have to buy one now to fill all my spare time so I do not annoy the other half any more than what I do now, I seem to spend more and more time in the spare bedroom now, LOL

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I bought an electric bike a few weeks ago but because of my arthritis I can't get on it. All those who have ridden it say how great it is. When I've plucked up the courage to get my hip done I shall try it out. I do have a static exercise bike which I can mount but more than five minutes pedalling becomes incredibly boring.

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Same here Phil.............Bane of my life is Boredom............miss work and all the travelling,,and interaction with different people,,,

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Even though I’ve been retired for many years I still miss not going to work everyday. I loved the stress and the hassle and the problem solving. I’ve got plenty to do round here but I can just please myself when I do it. There’s no real motivation other than the pursuit of happiness and I’m not very good at that!

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Get yer paints and brushes out Phil, try watercolour. Either from life or photographs, makes no difference as long as your doing something. Had my sister in law qnd hubby down last week and she's  thrilled to bits with the bathtub I'd  painted. She's  furiously looking for a milk churn for me to paint, and not a little one but full size. Heaven help me.

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Is not that I haven’t got anything to do Barrie. With a few acres of agricultural land and garden it’s a problem to keep up with everything. At the end of the day there’s no financial return in it for me and that has been my lifelong motivation. What a sad life I’ve lived. :biggrin:

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Hope  you manage to find one Beekay, unfortunately I had had no luck (just as I thought).

We visited a farm shop who had painted some green with ears of corn others with cows and chickens.

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Trogg you have my admiration for keeping on keeping on as you do. One point though. you are almost bionic now so next time round ask them to fit you with a throttle so you can keep up!   Simples      :P

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