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“Trash”

Written on: 30/08/2015 by Alexanderct184 (1 review written)

The mower was bought from an independent shop. Three quarters of the way through the first mowing season it conked out after spluttering and sneezing. The supplier told me we were using poor quality fuel, but he'd try to get it going again. All fine until middle of season two, splutter cough, black smoke.....then a sod to start ....then wouldn't start so I wrote in disgust to the manufacturer...they, surprisingly, took it away and had it rebuilt, stating it wasn't set up correctly in the… Read Full Review

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“Flimsy”

Written on: 08/08/2015 by McGinnisfj380 (1 review written)

Very poor build quality mower. It is what it feels when you first inspect . Handle is very flimsy and we had to replace within two years. The mechanism to change height failed. The rear wheel has just sheered off - plastic components fixing to axle not up to the job. A shameful product for on a supposedly trusted British name… Read Full Review

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“A POOR REPLACEMENT FOR A MASPORT MOWER”

Written on: 21/06/2015 by BRIANLAW (1 review written)

I HAD A MASPORT MOWER FOR 23 YEARS. IT EVENTUALLY GAVE UP THE GHOST. I REPLACED IT WITH A HAYTER SPIRIT 41. WHAT A MISTAKE! AFTER A YEAR I HAD TO REPLACE THE 2 FRONT WHEELS AT A COST TO MYSELF.IT CUTS THE LAWN POORLY. I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE IT WAS HERALDED AS BRITISH MADE. NEVER AGAIN!!!… Read Full Review

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“waste of money”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by biGutierrez39 (1 review written)

3 breakdowns in 15 months - there is nothing to recommend on this product. Hayter don't even have the courtesy to reply to e-mails when asked for solutions… Read Full Review

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“Horrible Hayter”

Written on: 02/04/2015 by RationalReviewer (1 review written)

After my 14 year old Lawnflite started to show its age we decided to look at a Hayter. Good name, renowned for quality, carries the "by appointment" logo. What a mistake. The drive mechanism fell apart inside a month, a wheel fell off, it struggles to collect the cuttings, leaving a trail of uncollected grass. Constantly cuts out and is completely unreliable. The exhaust guard fell off and the whole thing is generally of a poor quality. Our local dealer has been exemplary but Hayter have left a… Read Full Review

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“Expected better, poor reliability”

Written on: 19/07/2014 by monty007 (14 reviews written)

This is the second Hayter we have purchase, we purchased this based on the previous Hayter which lasted for years. This one is dreadful expensive brand made of cheap components. This is only just 18 months old, it has had 3 pull strings which start the mower, the rest snapped, the mower has started rusting badly despite it being kept indoors, now the screw thread for collapsing the push arm just spins and wont undo, which meant the nut is spinning inside the plastic screw handle. The only way… Read Full Review

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“Only suitable for small lawns”

Written on: 18/04/2014 by Abbey87 (1 review written)

It has a small engine and it only suitable for small lawns. It will struggle with long grass and not recommended if there is a lot of moss in the lawn. My Hayter lasted for less than a year. It seemed to be doing the job last year and I was pleased with it, but when cutting the lawn for the first time this year the engine was struggling even though the grass was about one inches high. I took it to a lawn maintenance engineer who informed me the engine had burnt out and it was a write off. They… Read Full Review

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“Auto drive failure”

Written on: 13/09/2013

I had ha a Hayter harrier 19inch lawnmover circa 1970 something with a solid cast aluminium body and variable speed drive...served me well, built like a tank,thought i"d treat myself to brand new model because of the name I went with a Hayter Spirit 41 16.............Big mistake....muffler bolt snapped due being poor quality steel or bad heat treatment.....the auto drive is not up to the job even on two inch long dry grass, I currently rough cut the grass with a 15 year old McCulloch cheapo… Read Full Review

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“LOAD OF RUBBISH”

Written on: 28/08/2013 by Duffy3034 (1 review written)

Bought this mower because it had a good British brand name only to find it was made in China From new cuts out constantly despite changing oil and petrol As for the warranty try and get some service Hayter blame the engine Briggs and Stratton The retailer says contact Hayter And the local or agent does not want to fix as I did not buy from them… Read Full Review

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“Hating Hayter”

Written on: 13/08/2013

I've had my Hayter Spirit 41 autodrive for about 4 years. I have a medium lawn area so the mower isn't under a great deal of stress yet the plastic body has cracked in several places and now the hollow handle has completely split on both sides at the base. To service the machine and replace the handle will cost about £180.00. The engine is still OK hence the 1 star. I will put the £180.00 saving from the repair towards a more expensive Mountfield and hopefully this will give me greater… Read Full Review

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“disappointing quality for a hayter”

Written on: 15/07/2013

bought the hayter because of there name and because it had the briggs and stratton engine.I had previously had a mower with a chinese engine and assumed the hayter engine was british.The mower has never run properly and cuts out after a couple of minutes with no throttle or choke and no apparent way to adjust it ( it was while looking for adjustment i found the engine was of chinese manufacture),im at the mercy of the local hayter agent who seems to know less than i do… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Good/average mower”

Written on: 02/03/2013 by Caborn (1 review written)

I have had my hayter spirit for three years, I have serviced it every year before the cutting season, I have a large back lawn, average front lawn and also cut my aged neighbours, so as you may have gathered my mower does a lot of work, On servicing my mower ready for the fourth season I found the bearings on the roller had worn out and consequently had worn the shaft, I purchased new bearings and made a new shaft in my own workshop, I decided to strip the hydro gearbox to change the oil and… Read Full Review

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“Very poor product”

Written on: 30/09/2012

Fell into the trap of buying this cheap and nasty mower mid 2011 to replace 20 yr old Mountfield Empress. Just outside the guarantee the rear roller has collapsed, costing £40+ for a replacement, and looks like a nightmare job to fit. Thankfully the old Empress came out of the shed and started 2nd pull after sitting for 12 months. As soon as this contraption is repaired it will be seeking a new owner. Haven't experienced some of the engine problems reported but mine occasionally backfires… Read Full Review

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“The worst mower in the world ?”

Written on: 18/08/2012 by hayterhater (1 review written)

Never easy to start, have to have muscles like an Olympian. Carburation gets worse and worse no adjustment and when presented runs poorly and does not pick up. Only works with bone dry grass. The local agents are not interested in solving problems. By far and away the worst mower ever in my experience. It is heavy to manouver and tends to fall over on tight corners… Read Full Review

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“Juries Out?”

Written on: 07/04/2012 by Eckford (1 review written)

It took me years to afford a new mower & after taking advice from other gardener's over this period, I decided to purchase the Hayter Spririt 41. My pride & joy; for the 1st year, with everything working as and when required. Season two, the engine took longer to start, but put up with it. Year three useless. Now the fourth is upon us & the same situation. Stripped Carb;cleaned; new fuel;oil,spark. Primed and splutters into life until the fuel in the chamber burns up, then stops. So I'm going to… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to Eckford's Review

Written on: 11/04/2012

I have found my machine performs well on all aspects as indicated above. However I am now having problems with the pulleys such that I keep loosing the power to the roller. I am wondering if I should have the veritable pulley replaced?
Also a general comment It is also a pity that the roller is not split to assist turning.

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“Detail on web site not clear”

Written on: 18/03/2012

A fabric grass box! Maybe there are sum who keep their mower in a mouse free shed but sadly I am not one of them… Read Full Review

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“Garbage”

Written on: 10/03/2012 by clevermrs (1 review written)

I purchased this junkpile in August 2011 and it had to have warranty work done twice to get it to start. I have tried starting it agin today and the same thing again. CRAP… Read Full Review

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“Piece of Junk”

Written on: 19/12/2011 by Mark8112 (1 review written)

After a year or so of average use the drive to the rear roller failed. Now the top bearing has failed and the machine needs a new engine at £250 so its been scrapped. They are trading on the Hayter brand with a piece of junk!… Read Full Review

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“The worst mower ever”

Written on: 30/10/2011 by Tonyellis101 (1 review written)

Takes 20 minutes to start. My son is 18 and a competitive rower. He says starting it is worse than his rowing training. It's going back to the dealer for a third time and I hope they will offer to take it back… Read Full Review

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“I bought a Hayter Spirit and have had nothing but...”

Written on: 16/03/2011 by dpike (1 review written)

I bought a Hayter Spirit and have had nothing but trouble with it. It has been back to the retailer twice within 4 months of purchase and now i have just paid £103 to have it fixed again… Read Full Review

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