- Hayter Harrier 48 Autodrive E/S Rear-Roller Lawnmower with Variable Speed & Electric Start (Code: 491J)
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Superbly well built and incorporating numerous high-end features, this high-performance rear-roller mower from Hayter will make short work of the larger lawn.
The Hayter Harrier 48 Autodrive E/S is driven by a powerful 163cc Briggs & Stratton 675iS-Series InStart® engine with a stress-busting lithium-ion battery-powered electric starter. As with all B & S engines, the 675-Series models employ OHV technology for impressive fuel-economy; smooth, low-noise operation; and superior long-term reliability.
The ground-speed on the Harrier 48 Autodrive can be varied in infinite increments between 1.5 and 3mph. This not only aids manoeuvrability, as you can slow down when negotiating obstacles; but also allows you operate at the most effective pace for the grass-type and weather-conditions.
Impressively durable, the Hayter Harrier 48 Autodrive E/S Lawnmower is built around a rust-resistant aluminium chassis and runs on long-lasting ball-bearing wheels (bearing mounted wheels won’t stiffen up with age, as can happen with bush-mounted wheels).
It’s equipped with a cutter-bar friction-disc, which brings with it a lifetime guarantee against crankshaft bending; and it features a hardwearing poly deck-liner, which improves the quality of cut, while also reducing blade-noise.
In order to ensure you can deal with changing grass-types and weather conditions, Hayter have equipped this model with a wide-ranging seven-stage height-of-cut (13 – 60mm) that’s adjustable using a single counterbalanced lever.
It’s fitted with a high-capacity 70-litre grassbag, which ensures you’ll be able to get lots done between emptying-stops; and it has a safety-enhancing OPC (‘deadman’s handle’) that eliminates any chance of accidental injury.
Other notable features include a split differential rear-roller for increased traction and scuff-free turning; and a folding handlebar for more compact transport and storage.
- Electric-start makes achieving ignition fast and stress-free
- Briggs & Stratton 675iS Series™ OHV engine for lower emissions and superior fuel-economy
- Split-differential ribbed rear-roller for superior traction, easy turning and a perfectly striped finish
- Tough ABS underdeck liner for enhanced cut-and-collect performance, easy cleaning and reduced noise
- Cutter-deck extends beyond the wheelbase for easy mowing around borders
- Die-cast aluminium chassis confers lightweight strength and corrosion resistance
- Variable ground-speed to suit different conditions and operator preferences
- Fail safe OPC (Operator Presence Control) system
- Folding handlebar for compact storage
- Cutterblade friction-disc fitted for a lifetime guarantee against crankshaft damage
- Full-width large-capacity fabric grassbag for fewer emptying stops
- Smooth-running long-life ball-bearings in front wheels
- Counter-balanced single-lever height-of-cut gives light and easy selection from the seven positions
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Engine Model 675iS Series™ InStart® OHV with ReadyStart® Engine Capacity 163cc Engine Starting System Electric Start Engine Fuel Tank Capacity 1 Litre Drive Self Propelled - Autodrive / Variable Speed (Max. 3mph) Cutting Width 48cm Cutting Heights 13-60mm (7 Positions) Height Adjustment Single Counterbalanced Lever Grass Collector 70 Litres Mulching No Cutting Deck Aluminium Handles Foldable with Soft Grip Wheels Double Ball-Bearing (Front) Rear Roller Yes Safety Features Operator Presence Control Lawn Size Up to 1000m2 Weight 48.5kg Warranty 5 Years Domestic / 90 Days Commercial
- The Brand
Hayter - Modern Technology, Traditional SkillsHayter has been manufacturing the finest mowing machines for over 50 years. As the pioneer of the rotary lawnmower, the company has become a household name with both the serious gardener and the professional user.
When Hayter design a model you can be sure of excellence through concept, design and testing to final manufacture and delivery. Each stage is essential to ensure the highest possible standards are achieved at every level.
Choosing the right Hayter lawnmower for your lawn is the first step in helping to achieve a better looking garden. With an extensive collection of models, Hayter can offer the perfect grass cutting solution. Large or small lawns, rough or fine grass - Hayter have the answer!
Customer Reviews 5 item(s)
Excellent All-Round Machine
Review by Paul Turner / (Posted on 28/05/2016)
Excellent All-Round MachineReview by Paul Turner / (Posted on 28/05/2016)The mower arrived with straightforward instructions, the electric start is very efficient and I quickly had it running. It comes with a good sized collection bag and is very economical to use .
Very manoeuvrable and is easy to control using the variable speed enabling you cut well even on awkward levels.
It is fun to use and effortlessly creates a beautifully striped lawn. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this machine .
Ease of Use
Good solid lawnmower
Review by Mark Nicholls / (Posted on 09/04/2015)
Good solid lawnmowerReview by Mark Nicholls / (Posted on 09/04/2015)This is a great lawnmower. Started first time, provides a superb cut to the lawn and mowing the edges on "slow" is straightforward.
It's a bit on the heavy side when trying to manoeuvre tight corners, but other than that a delight to use.
I had noticed people complaining about the grass box jumping off, but I have not experienced that - it just sits there and collects until it's full. It also holds a lot too.
Ease of Use
Came highly recommended and doesn't disappoint!
Review by Rob Ordidge / (Posted on 30/04/2014)
Came highly recommended and doesn't disappoint!Review by Rob Ordidge / (Posted on 30/04/2014)Bought this (my first petrol mower) on the strength of a friend's recommendation (he also has a Harrier 48 model).
Not cheap but I intend to own it for a long time, and the quality it exudes suggests this ambition will be easily achieved. Also looks like it'll save me over an hour a week over the time its electric rotary predecessor took to do both lawns, so very happy already!
Service from MowDirect was also superb - product arrived quickly and undamaged.
Easy to assemble and operate. Minor mishap when the grab handle for the recoil start snapped (I know, it's a key start, so what was I thinking of...?). Mentioned it to Customer Service and replacement grab handle was delivered without quibble within 36 hours. Very impressed indeed! If I need to replace any other garden machinery I shall give them a look for sure.
Ease of Use
Overall a great machine
Review by Paul Turner / (Posted on 01/08/2013)
Overall a great machineReview by Paul Turner / (Posted on 01/08/2013)A great machine, but a very odd place for the battery as the shape of the compartment lid means it has to be placed on its side.
Ease of Use
An excellent lawn mower for medium sized lawns
Review by Tony Rubin / (Posted on 30/07/2013)
An excellent lawn mower for medium sized lawnsReview by Tony Rubin / (Posted on 30/07/2013)My 1999 Hayter 48 finally gave up the ghost in July 2013 and I had no hesitation in purchasing the latest equivalent model as a replacement. I like the key start option because I'm lazy but it is not essential. The mower arrived with a can of oil and the instructions were easy to follow - all you need to do is attach the handles, fit the grassbox and charge up the battery. I am looking forward to at least another 14 years of relatively trouble free mowing!
Ease of Use
- Excellent All-Round Machine
- Fact File
Hayter Harrier 48 Lawn Mower Range
The award winning Harrier 48 range of rear roller rotary mowers are ideal for medium sized lawns. These powerful, self-propelled machines host advanced features to make mowing the lawn a pleasure. Rollers at the back allow these lawn mowers give a striped finish and to cut over the lawn edge. Achieving a beautiful neat finish on a medium lawn has never been easier. With the height of cut raised slightly rough areas can also be mown with ease. With its powerful bagging abilities Autumn leaves can also be collected. The Harrier 48 lawn mowers have stylish aluminium decks that are designed to last. All models feature a finned front undercarriage which provides an efficient cutting and collection facility.1
Hayter Harrier 48 Rear Roller Autodrive ES
The Harrier 48 Electric Start machine offers the same benefits as the Harrier 48 Autodrive, with the addition of a key ignition for effortless starting.2
The full width rear roller
ensures perfect stripes and a strongly defined banded finish without any gaps between. The roller is ribbed to help protect the turf and provide superior traction.3
The Electric Start
provides effortless starting every time with the turn of a key.4
The Harrier 48 Autodrive features a cutterbar friction disc
which protects the engine crankshaft from bending should you accidentally hit a solid object. This device is unique to Hayter and can save on costly repairs.5
The lightweight fabric grassbag
is collapsible for compact storage and lifts through the handlebars for easy emptying. It has a 70 litre capacity which means you'll have to stop fewer times to empty the cuttings.6
The height of cut
is controlled by a single counterbalanced lever for maximum convenience and effortless change of height. There are 7 separate height settings ensuring you achieve the perfect cut whatever the conditions.7
The front fins
featured on the Hayter Harrier 48 lawn mowers noticeably improve the quality of cut and collection with up to 30% more grass cutting effectivenes.8
Harrier 48 lawn mowers all feature comfortable full width controls
including Operator Presence Control. This safety feature stops the mower's engine instantly when released.9
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