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The Hayter Harrier 48 Review

The Hayter Harrier 48 is maybe just on the outside of our remit when it comes to our reviews of cheap petrol lawn mowers, but how much mower do we get for the price and, ultimately, is it worth it?

Hayter Harrier 48

The Hayter Harrier 48 Features

  • Self-Propelled
  • Rear Roller
  • Briggs & Stratton 190cc Engine
  • 48cm Cutting Width
  • 13mm To 60mm Cutting Height
  • 70 Litre Grass Collection Box

4 Star Rating

The Hayter Harrier 48 Review

The Hayter Harrier 48 is maybe just on the outside of our remit when it comes to our reviews of cheap petrol lawn mowers, but how much mower do we get for the price and, ultimately, is it worth it?

When we look at the list of features the Hayter Harrier 48 comes equipped with, it’s certainly enough to raise your eyebrow a little bit. But then given the price you’ll be paying you’d expect at the very least, a good list of features.

Hayter are well known for the build quality of their mowers and the Hayter 48 is no exception. Straight out from the box it feels good in your hands. It’s heavy compared to some of the other mowers you’ll find we’ve reviewed, but that heaviness suggests a solidity and a robustness that maybe some others lack.

The Hayter Harrier 48 is a variable speed self-propelled mower which gives the operator the option of setting their own speed and allows the cutting of the grass at his or her own pace. We can’t stress the importance of such a function enough. Having a mower too fast can see the mower run away from an operator and thereby lowering the quality of the cut, so being able to set the speed of the mower to our preference should, in theory, improve our lawn.

So just how well does the Hayter Harrier 48 cut the lawn?

The Hayter Harrier 48 comes with, as the name suggests, a 48cm cutting blade which is pushing towards the large side and suggests it’s a mower geared towards medium to large lawns. Remember, the wider the cut the more grass is cut in one swoop.

There are variable height settings to choose from which will enable you to cut between a super low 13mm and 60mm. The 60mm doesn’t seem to be too high on that end of the scale, but it must be noted that the Hayter Harrier 48 isn’t really designed for lazy and cheap cuts but for more the manicured lawn. Talking of which, the rear roller on the back of the Hayter 48 is such that it gives some of the best striped lawns that we’ve seen so it gets a thumbs up for that.

There is a huge 70 litre grassbox on the back of the Hayter 48 which should be more than sufficient for the needs of most people. This collection box can also be removed, if you wish, and the mower turns into a handy rear discharge model easily enough. It’s worth a mention that the power of the Hayter Harrier 48 is such that is can also be used as a leaf collector.

Finally, the mower is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 190cc engine which gives more than enough grunt for all the tasks the Hayter Harrier 48 is asked. There is a 1 litre fuel tank that is easily accessed and which should provide enough fuel for most cutting jobs.

So what do we think of it?

The Hayter Harrier 48 is an excellent mower which will go a long way to giving you the low cut and striped lawn you’ve always wanted. The variable speed settings also allow you to achieve this in your own time and at your own pace.

If the mower was a little cheaper we’d be jumping around all over the place telling you to go and buy one now, but the expense could be too much for most people. Certainly, if you’re a professional then the Hayter Harrier 48 could be right up your alley, but for most home owners – unless you have a massive lawn – you’re probably best to avoid.

Hayter Harrier 48

Product Features

  • Self-Propelled
  • Rear Roller
  • Briggs & Stratton 190cc Engine
  • 48cm Cutting Width
  • 13mm To 60mm Cutting Height
  • 70 Litre Grass Collection Box

4 Star Rating

Updated: May 29, 2014 — 6:25 am