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Hayter Harrier 48

“Poor design”

Written on: 03/10/2014 by jonwillyork (1 review written)

Trying to support a British company and having had the older model 48 I thought the new 48 pro would be a great machine, it isn't, it clogs with grass, the plastic underdeck is flimsy and the drive system poor. How can Hayter design and produce such a poor and flimsy machine and ask almost £1000 for it . The B&S engine is the strongest point. If Hayter want to survive they need to replace this machine now and go back to the roots of the old model, don't be surprised if Hayter go under soon if… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Not fit for purpose......they need to return to past model”

Written on: 06/07/2014 by fransam1961 (1 review written)

oh dear. I have used hayter harriers 48 for over 20 years and usually each new model is an improvement over previous one...but with this current model, which actually was introduced in 2006 , hayter have lost the plot and taken their eyes off the ball...why?..perhaps accountants have influenced design budgets ..but this model is attrocious. I know,I bought one in 2006...to replace a 480v. Poorly built with fragile abs plastic underliners which are poorly attached to the main body, weak… Read Full Review

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Written on: 11/07/2014

as if all that isn't bad enough the new model has a redesigned (!) grassbox connection which is obviously designed by someone who never uses the machine.Whereas the previous model the grassbox sat firmly in a deep hook design and was actually sitting almost within the rear of the machine in the new model it now sits on two metal upright hooks which always fill up with grass debris etc...this means that the grassbox jumps off the machine frequently with any bump in lawn...I have lost count of the number of times this happened with me and the times I tripped over the fallen/dislodged grassbox....sorry guys but I have concluded that Hayter have managed the impossible..they have actually undesigned a once brilliant machine...!!.

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Hayter Harrier 48

“hond 48 pro”

Written on: 04/06/2014 by bensid1965 (1 review written)

I have bought two hayter harrier 48 pros, as a garden contractor i tired of Hondas expensive parts and repair costs and the drives kept going. The Hayters wouldnt pick up the grass very well at all but any moisture and they were useless, the height controll arm broke twice, the pully jammed the lid spring back broke on both of them but it was the utter failure to pick up grass that froced me to demand a refund from the agent, i would like to give his details but i'm gonna put him and his… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“What a disappointment”

Written on: 04/06/2013 by Bob15M (1 review written)

Having moved house with a large but unkempt garden I had a lawn laid this spring. My trusty 5 year old mower could no longer cope with the 1500 sq mtr lawn and so I decided it was time to upgrade an invest in a new mower that could cope with a large lawn. 2 friends independently recommended a Hayter (they had both had theirs for 10 years+) so I went to a local dealer who convinced me the Hayter Harrier 48 was the rolls Royce of lawn mowers for larger lawns. Now and again you have to treat… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Hayter 48 pro not up to the job”

Written on: 18/09/2012 by marycabbage (1 review written)

My old 56 Harrier was the best but finally had to go as deck was worn out and generally falling apart. Paid £970 for 48 pro model and it's a poor replacement.Hates wet grass even if short and drives very slowly. I have tweaked the engine speed up which helps a bit but this is clearly not a satisfactory solution. Certainly would not recommend for pro use… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Very Disappointed at the Harrier 48 pro 2012”

Written on: 15/09/2012 by mattbwell (1 review written)

I first got it out the box and wasnt happy with the cheap feel to the plastic under the deck, I feel like it will crack within a month, and the plastic mold comes down as low as the cutter friction plate on one side! My first pull of the drive lever and the cable popped off and found the cheap blob of solder on the floor. Then I came to fold the handles down flat to put it in my car and you have to bend the clutch lever to the side because it hits the air filter. Cuts ok if your grass is short… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Poor replacement for older model 48”

Written on: 03/07/2012 by gmlindsay (3 reviews written)

I bought this mower sight unseen as a replacement for my 14 year old Hayter Harrier 48 and it is nothing like its predecessor in quality. The deck is less robust but the main issue is with the poor design of the grass box and deflector. On first use, the grass cuttings spewed forward towards the engine from a gap between the deflector plate and the deck. This continued until a build up of grass eventually sealed the gap. Hayter's first solution involved attaching a strip of foam rubber in the… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“6 years on...Still spot on..”

Written on: 07/05/2012 by dancoopbron (1 review written)

Had this for just over 6 years now. Love it. never missed a beat. On my second blade. Runs like a dream. WOuld always pick Hayter… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Looks good, but a heap of junk”

Written on: 19/10/2011 by AshteadDave (1 review written)

I have 3 other Hayter mowers for my gardening business, so in June, I paid £880 for the 48 Pro. the first time used, I noticed that it appeared sluggish and the drive cable caught in my trousers and popped off, so took it back to the supplier who re-attached the cable. I used it again but found it un-acceptably slow compared with my other Hayter mowers, so again took it back to the supplier, convinced that the forward drive speed must need adjustment. He increased the engine speed to near… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“had the new harrier 48 pro in march, what a waste of...”

Written on: 10/05/2011

had the new harrier 48 pro in march, what a waste of £850, I`ve had £150 mountfields that have performed better. I use this mower 6 hours a day 5 days a week, build quality seems good but its ability to collect grass is pathetic. who ever designed this mower wants a kick up the rear & the sack. The shoot is far to steep as is the grass box so the grass just falls forward all the time even in perfect conditions. DO NOT BUY THIS MOWER… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“I've Been using Hayter mowers for best part of 25...”

Written on: 18/02/2011 by darencreeksea (1 review written)

I've Been using Hayter mowers for best part of 25 years but the last one i got and paid a pretty penny for has been so much of a head ache i may move to other brand's my variable speed 48 has a big problem the belt is for ever coming adrift of the drive pulleys & I'm at a loose of how to solve it even the Internet and all its knowledge has not given my hope! It looks like I may end up Pushing the dam thing!!! ....answer's on a post card please!!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“The new model is a poor imitation of its predecessor...”

Written on: 25/05/2010

The new model is a poor imitation of its predecessor which was truly the 'Rolls Royce' of lawn mowers. I have had 8 now but this is the last.
The grassbox connection is insecure and the quality of the cut and grass-lifting is unacceptable… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“This is the third similar type Hayter I have bought. ...”

Written on: 16/05/2010

This is the third similar type Hayter I have bought. It gets a fair amount of use. Hayter Harrier 48, bought 2003. It is a great mower, and will tackle runaway lawns pretty well if asked, but there is a design flaw in the Blade Break Clutch.

I am about to fit the fifth clutch - that's one clutch every two years, and they are over £100 a go + fitting charges if you are getting it done for you. I fit them myself now that the machine is out of warranty.

I am a careful user. I have… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Never purchase another Hayter mower again, it has a...”

Written on: 11/05/2010

Never purchase another Hayter mower again, it has a fundamental flaw in its ability to collect grass when its damp/wet and will under no circumstances will it cut on its lowest cut if the grass is anything other than bone dry. I spend more time clearing the area where the grass feeds into the grass box than I do cutting the grass which is really annoying. I reckon for £500 you would expect it to fly through any length of grass and in any condition but the guy that sold it conveniently forgot to… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“I have a 2003 hayter 48 pro goes every time i pull the...”

Written on: 14/03/2010

I have a 2003 hayter 48 pro goes every time i pull the cord engines are bullet proof bought second hand in 2006 and apart from basic wear and tear never gave me a problem I use it 5 time a week 4 - 6 hours a day brilliant machine… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“i bought my harrier 48 in october 2006 just before the...”

Written on: 24/11/2009

i bought my harrier 48 in october 2006 just before the model change to it is fantastic it get used 6 days a week 7-8 hours a day no real major problems just expected wear and tear always picks up in really wet conditions and dry no mater what the length of grass also has plenty power when the leaves fall. would love to buy another one of these but my friend has 2 of the new models and he says the are a nightmare in any condition but the 2006 model is a rolls royce of the mower world wish the… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Harrier 48 VS autodrive. Purchased June 09. Within...”

Written on: 13/10/2009

Harrier 48 VS autodrive. Purchased June 09. Within three months returned to dealer three times for drive problems. Hayter are reluctant to honour their guarantee arguing misuse. Had to threaten dealer with Trading standards involvement and small claims court before they conceded… Read Full Review

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Darencreeksea's Comment

Written on: 10/02/2011

spot on i have had same problem with the auto belt It slips off of the wheel the only & it difficult to get the thing to say on for any length of time!

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Fransam1961's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

agree with you..shabby drive mechanism design....should revert to the older design model pre 2006....brilliant machine.

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Hayter Harrier 48

“DO NOT BUY THE 2007 ONWARDS HARRIER 48. I have 2 of...”

Written on: 20/08/2009

DO NOT BUY THE 2007 ONWARDS HARRIER 48. I have 2 of the earlier models which have run perfectly for 7 years, cutting grass every day all year round. The latest model is constantly being repaired, things break all the time. The autodrive is pathetic and always needs some assistance on the smallest incline. I unfortunately will never buy Hayter again after this experience, my next purchase will be a Honda!… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“Hayter 48 pro do not buy one, new gear box every...”

Written on: 14/08/2009 by pauljj33z (1 review written)

Hayter 48 pro do not buy one, new gear box every year,grass collection not good,Hayter know they have a problem, and not willing to help… Read Full Review

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Hayter Harrier 48

“I have a Hayter Harrier 56, I use it comercially...”

Written on: 22/06/2009 by Cutit (1 review written)

I have a Hayter Harrier 56, I use it comercially 5/6hours a day 5 days a week for the last 4 years this machine is incredible, it starts,cuts wet does long grass, If my machine does not pick up I now the lugs have worn off the blade a new blade and shes away again, so all you having trouble with picking up check your blade, my front wheels have now worn through and think I might change her, I will let you know if I do and report on the new one… Read Full Review

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