All Rake Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2020
I ordered mine on 28th April I think it was and received an update within 2 days telling me to expect delivery by 6th May, the bike actually turned up on Sunday 3rd May. I kept checking back hourly as the bike would be there one minute and out of stock the next. I dropped lucky when I went to the website and found it in stock, so placed my order and got it shortly after. My experience was a very good one, especially how difficult it is for couriers at the moment.
Thanks, I'll take a thorough look tomorrow.
If it helps iv reordered another bike from bikester.co.uk they seem to have stock on some nice bikes
Ordered from here last week just had an email saying sorry out of stock refund issued.AVOID
Wow..never knew Toolstation did grass. I've been buying... https://thegrasspeople.com/family-kids-and-pets-grass-seed For near £50. This grass is slightly different to the original grass the previous owner had and seems to grow a lot thicker and taller. Does it matter if I grow new areas with the Toolstation wonder..
The pre-soaking ritual started a week ago, so far... First batch - was left in water too long (3 ish days) and by the time I drained and dried, it was too late. Little roots were tangled and impossible to break up and spread. Batch 2- drilled a couple of tiny holes in a plastic container. Put seeds in and filled with water. Refilled a couple of times a day. Plan was to keep them wet but not under water. Kept this up for 2 days and then spread out on weed control fabric to dry out properly. Raked soil, spread seeds by hand and gentle rake again. Went over it with a cheapo eBay roller. 3 days later and there's a slight hint of green showing so it looks promising. Batch 3- started soaking small batch couple of days ago and plan to do the same as batch 2. I've got the 10kg bag of seeds from Toolstation. I should add that I'm no expert and just winging it. Google and YouTube being my main guides. Any tips from the pros are welcome and appreciated.
Sounds like a good idea to pre soak but then do you think it will get stuck in the drop spreader?
Yeah me to. Over seeded patchy area.. not watered as was supposed to rain. May water now and not raining
I’m quite interested in pre-soaking. Do you mind updating here how that goes?
Must be nationwide as my mum got one on Monday in Reigate, Surrey
These rakes are really good, great for getting moss out of the lawn but also particularly good for getting leaves off stones and gravel. The gap between narrow metal prongs can be adjusted so you rake leaves and leave the stones behind. Also use mine for getting leaves out of the fish pond. All in all a versatile rack and £3 can’t go wrong :)
They've got a steel shaft, not a fibreglass one, or at least the one I picked up did.
If you can find a Homebase open these days
very handy for this time of year
The best Pepper post so far (lol)
Another Christmas present sorted!... My dad asks for the strangest things!
This is a great little gadget for the garden. Have never seen one this small but as SweatySock says it will be great for getting in between the flower beds. Thanks for sharing.
Would have thought this is pretty small but probably great for getting in amongst the flowers. Worth a punt for the price.Good find.
Is this a way to get hold of throwing stars legally?
A proper pinwheel is far more fun. (cheeky)
Spiker now £11.15
Will this work on my long-haired spaniel?
I tried this in spring to avoid having to rake out the dead moss. It did kill the moss however after nearly a month it still remained and I had to rake it anyway.
Thanks I appreciate the info 29’ is all new to me.
I'd take a gamble and say that it was the wheel size that put you off more than the head angle - although the 2 are linked in the way a bike feels and handles. 29" is a little off putting for a first time rider who is used to 26 or 27.5"(which the triple B) has. 29 rollover is great and brilliant to ride at speed but does have its drawbacks at slow speed and accelerating for sure. Splitting hairs really but the feel is the main thing. 29ers feel substantially different. Good luck on your search!
Got you, I go that the wrong way around. I defo did not like the head angle. I'm only after full sus for my knees. I also need to get one I can install a motor, same as the triple B looks like its out for me due to the location of the rear suspension. The hunt continues ;-)
69 degrees on the Rake, 65.8 degrees on the triple B, so the Triple B is significantly more slack. Chalk and cheese comparison. Hard-tail vs full suspension. £650 RRP vs £1600 RRP. The list goes on. 69 Degrees is not considered slack in of itself but other parts of the geometry may make different riders feel more at home or more comfortable based on size, weight and preference. I would not attribute you not liking it to the head angle. As a side note, at slow speed I prefer a steeper head angle but the faster I go, the more the slack head angle comes into it's own. Especially on any loose or undulating terrain.
Rode this and it's not for me, way way way too slack! The triple B felt much better however I don't know if they are different I can only say how they felt.
Yep agree, most rotavators will need the soil forking over in my experience or spading.
No. These really are for pre-conditioned soil. I have used a friends Mantis version which is superior to this and you really must break up the soil by digging it over first. As UKHOTDEALS1 say, get yourself a petrol one from a local hire place if you have really compacted soil. I would also bet that even these "Semi-Professional" ones will struggle with soft flexible roots. I used the Camon C8 8 HP unit on a 4 metre by 30 metre rear garden before turfing a few years ago and I would not have done the job without it.
Thx for the info (y)
Thx advice appreciated. (y)
Yes used it on my garden with no problems
Hence only the "reasonable buy" tag. Might fare better if kept in shed.
Glowing review (lol)
Needs scalping really (skeptical)
Looks like more trimming. Lol
Hiding in the bush again 😁
large bike , then you throw in 29 in wheels , good that it got options 27' wheel . easier to thrown the bike around and with hydraulics stopper (y)
Bought the Calibre with 29" - one happy biker. (y)
only the small on the GT is 27.5
Bike build included in a price. If you go for calibre rake there is tcb/cashback on top which takes down price to by another £19 (tcb) and £15 quidco for new customers
Thanks for the update. Do Go Outdoor build the bike as part of the price or do they charge extra? I'm thinking about the rake. (y)
Reviews are great. For £20, I'll take a chance. Reserved for pick up 😁
Actually the handle on the lawn edge isn't great, hollow and slightly dented with firm use
Perfect. Thank you for the feedback (y)
Picked up today, seems decent
Thanks, but it was a lame joke about Saxon axes..........perhaps not my best!
Will post as soon as I find one (highfive)
In my experience these things make the moss worse. They do a great job of taking it out but it soon returns, worse than ever. I reckon they kick lots of does up in the air which then settle. I guess it may be ok if you kill the moss first. Does that kill the does? Don't know.
This looks almost identical to the B&D scarifier I wonder if it’s just rebadged
I use one twice a year (first sign of growth/ within last few weeks of summer) i don’t use any moss killer but go over the lawn twice in opposing directions on the first run of the year and very deep , then seed straight away - results are in
Also if anyone could offer any advice on whether this is the best order to treat my lawn in spring 1) apply weed, feed and moss killer 2) scarify a couple of weeks later 3) overseed straight after scarifying id rather overseed straight after scarifying as the seeds can then get right down into the soil, however I’m wondering whether it’s too soon after applying the moss killer - think I read you should leave it 8 weeks before reseeding? Thanks
Good tip! I’ll give that a try in the spring. Can’t believe the wonders that the scarifier does for the lawn, wish I’d bought one years ago
Roger (y) 🏻
Still available and plenty of stock locally to me, picked one up last night and seems good quality so excellent value, only the £20 ones were out on the shelf!
Wickes are normally, err... raking it in with the amount they charge on most DIY items. Funny then that this rake is actually a decent price! (lol)
Got this, does the job. Good for scratching your back too.
Is it National? Anyone know?
Ive hoovered mine (lol) (lol) I scarrified my lawn then the heatwave came, fookd mine now.
Still need to rake up the dead grass if you want grass next year pal
Cheers managed to pick one up in Oxford.
I've got a similar one of these from Aldi. Really good if you have a lot of moss in your lawn, will fill your bin with all the junk it pulls up though! The collection attachment is a complete waste of time as it fills in about 30 seconds.
No stores seem to have them. you may as well get the one from Homebase for £69 as these seem to be in most stores.