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In-reply-to » View from up the ladder, it's quite a way down (5 metres to be exact). You can see the cable clearly.

Maybe, I am off to town today to purchase a dozen wooden toms to prop the structure up, its sagging under the weight, the wire is stretching I think?

In-reply-to » []() the new EGO electric ride on mower. I’m putting it on my Xmas list. despite the fact it won’t actually fit through our side gate!

Wow, if I buy the Ni-Fe battery system 48Volt, this would give me 10 amp Hour battery at 48 volts and cost me $1,200 for the batteries including delivery charge, and the total weight would be 25 Kg ! And get this these batteries last forever, a 100 years. You can run them down dead flat no worries and overcharge them again. And mow all day, who mows for a full 8 hours these days?

In-reply-to » []() the new EGO electric ride on mower. I’m putting it on my Xmas list. despite the fact it won’t actually fit through our side gate!

I add to that, I purchased a 18V cheap electric trimmer, ripped the battery bit out, hooked up a 12 metre cable to an old car battery on 12V, and cut anything I like with it, the machine ran at 60% of its strength due to the reduction of the voltage, never was strong enough to break the whipper cord, and while a little less powerful in cutting, I ran the system all day. The only thing that was a little inconvenient was lugging the heavy battery around in 12m increments. On the plus side, I have never changed the whip cord. It’s great.

In-reply-to » View from up the ladder, it's quite a way down (5 metres to be exact). You can see the cable clearly.

Correct, the building is rabbit proof, pig proof, and soon will be bird proof. Than I can grow my 60+ fruit trees, run my chooks, do my veggie garden without wildlife interfering with it.
I can also place shadecloth over it too and make it frost proof.