Written on: 04/09/2012 by somersetguy (1 review written)
I can only concur with the majority of rewiewers. Hayter clearly has a major design fault with its Envoy Mower. With damp or lush grass if fails to do what you would expect of any mower, that being to cut the grass and transfer it easily into the grass box. On a lawn 10m by 20m I can expect to stop five or six times, unplug and clear the transfer chute blockage by hand. Then the following day plan to cut the lawn again in order to pick up all the cut grass the machine it has failed to... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2011
After 15 years of good service my Qualcast mower finally fell apart. I decided to upgrade to a more upmarket mower. Big mistake. I bought my first Hayter Envoy in 2006. It lasted exactly 3 years before the motor burned out. Because it actually cuts well, I bought another. This one lasted 2 years before again, the motor failed, showing signs of burning inside. This time I complained to the supplier and they took my case up with Hayter. They supplied me with a new motor and covered half the... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010
Having worked on Hayter products as a mechanic for the local council I thought the Envoy would be a good replacement for our old Qualcast which was still working after many years of service, this was one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. The grass box is of such a ridiculous design that we dread having to remove it to empty it, the mower will not pick up when used on the lowest setting even when the grass is short, sometimes the motor will not start unless we clear the smallest... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2009 by rjackson (2 reviews written)
My mum bought this Hayter Envoy Mower in April 2009, really because of what we thought the very good name behind it and also years in the business. What a mistake. We had previously owned a Mountfield (Princess equivalent now) for over 20 years and never had one problem with it and only one replacement blade. An excellent mower. The Hayer on the other hand, we feel has been a very disappoining choice. The collection box is so very awkward to put on and off (as many other people comment... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2009 by Shrike (1 review written)
Hayter Envoy gives a pleasant grass cutting experience! once I got the hang of how to attach the grass cutting box it wasn't difficult. It does cut out when the grass box is full, if this happens you have to sweep out the chute but it is very easy to do. Just empty the box regularly and use it on a high setting if the grass is long. It operates very smoothly and feels like a quality piece of kit. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2008
The Envoy is nearly the worst mower I have owned in 50 years of grass cutting. Not worth the (HIGH) price and almost certainly unfit for purpose. Don't buy one whatever you do! (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2008
A good mower for the smaller law. Also have Hayter Petrol 41 for back lawn which is much bigger. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2008 by patrickotter (2 reviews written)
The Envoy is not what I expected from a Hayter mower. Does not compare with my previous Mountfield Princess (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2008 by bruce duff
The Envoy problem was queried with Hayter who suggested I should go back to the supplier to have it checked. Squires garden centre in Twickenham could not suggest an answer and seemed totally disinterested in my problem. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2007 by nickhoare (3 reviews written)
After using a Flymo, the Hayter Envoy lawn mower is a dream. The advantages of this mower of any hover mower are :-
- Better grass collection. Collects it whether you are moving forward or backwards. E.g. Flymo is a mower with an attached vacuum to collect grass. Move in the wrong direction and it does not collect the grass. My experience does not correspond AT ALL with some other reviewers here.
- Goes where you push it. Hover mowers float, and so they always want to drift downhill. ... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2006 by Johnjohn (1 review written)
This is the worst mower I've ever owned. I bought a Hayter Envoy expecting quality and good design. I got dreadful design and average quality. Grass collection is a major problem for this mower. I think it's down to poor design as the "chute" to get the grass over the rear roller and into the collection box rises too steeply, leaving the grass to clog up at the bottom. This results in the grass "spewing" out the sides, very annoying as you have to mow the lawn twice to collect it. It also... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2006 by camioman (1 review written)
I had a Flymo before this Hayter Envoy, never again. After using this quality product, Electrolux should stick to vacuum cleaners. This mower has made cutting the lawn a pleasure. I couldn't hear myself think with the Flymo, but with the Envoy I can hold a conversation with the neighbour while using it.
Excellent and although a bit pricey, it's worth paying the extra. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2004 by SmithKL (5 reviews written)
Hayter Envoy -
Difficult to fit collection bag.
Crude locking method for folding the handles.
No means of detaching cable from the mower.
Blades will not start in long grass (motor starting torque too low).
Dry long grass blocks the collection bag when 25% full.
Damp grass collection very poor.
On the positive side the it is heavy which keeps it going on rough surface and the noise levels are low.
Poor value for money compared to the mass market alternatives. (read more)
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