Removing dead grass, lateral weed growth, moss and overgrown grass-roots with a machine like the petrol-powered Hayter SP36 brings numerous benefits to any lawn, including encouraging it to thicken-up; making it more resistant to disease; and enabling air, water and nutrients to more easily reach the root zone.
The Hayter SP36 utilises a high-performance, high-torque power-unit from Briggs & Stratton’s acclaimed 550-Series. These advanced overhead-valve engines have a cylinder displacement of 155cc and are renowned for their fuel-efficiency and quiet, low-vibration operation.
A float-feed carburettor works to ensure reliable first-pull ignition; while B&S’s DuraLube™ splash-lubrication system combines with an automotive-style paper air-filter to ensure peak performance is maintained over time.
The 15 fixed cutting-blades on the Hayter SP36 Petrol Lawn Scarifier can be raised and lowered through five-stages, depending on how gentle or aggressive the treatment needs to be. A transport position makes it possible to cross paths and other non-grass areas without worrying about damaging the blades.
For optimum user-safety, Hayter have equipped this model with an Operator Presence Control, whereby the engine and the blades are stopped when the bail-bar is released.
A high-quality steel deck provides a rigid cutting-platform and will easily withstand any accidental impact; while a foldable handlebar, which conveniently incorporates all the main controls, ensures the already compact unit will take up minimal space in the shed.
- Produce an enviably lush and verdant lawn with this powerful petrol scarifier
- 15 steel blades remove the thatch that can suffocate the turf
- B & S 550-Series engine offers powerful performance and rock-solid reliability
- Float-feed carburettor for first-time pull-starts
- DuraLube™ reduces wear on key engine parts
- Adjustable working-depth means you can be as delicate or aggressive as you like
- Transport position allows the blades to be raised when not scarifying
- OPC for optimum operator-safety
- Strong and durable steel deck
- Handlebar folds to take up less space in the shed
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Engine Model 550 Series Engine Capacity 155cc Drive Push Blades 15 fixed blades Working Width 36cm Working Height Minimum 0mm / Maximum 20mm Height Adjustment Single Lever (5 Stages) Handles Two-piece folding Deck Material Steel Wheels Double Ball Bearing Debris Collector 40 Litres Lawn Size 1 Tennis Court (500m2) + Dimensions (HxWxL) 1090mm x 590mm x 1310mm Weight 32kg Warranty 1 Year
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
Great Bit of Gear
Review by Szack Notaro / (Posted on 06/09/2017)
Great Bit of GearReview by Szack Notaro / (Posted on 06/09/2017)Great bit of gear, tears up the moss no end! For the money it's great. Not too much of a problem with it not being self driven either. It's very light so easy to push around.Absolute nightmare to assemble,. The instructions are terrible.
It's a shame the bar that engages the rotor blades was bent on arrival. I did ring up for a new one but it never turned up. I've made do and hammered it back to almost straight (works fine now) Getting the height right is a bit hit and miss. The catch basket is a complete waste of time. You will fill it up in about 2 seconds! I have the hopper open at the back and pick up the thatch after.
Ease of Use
First Class Product
Review by Graham Moss / (Posted on 09/10/2014)
First Class ProductReview by Graham Moss / (Posted on 09/10/2014)This purchase was made to replace an electric scarifier which had proved inadequate for my larger lawn. This petrol driven scarifier has proved to be far superior in use and has made scarifying my lawn so much easier and quicker to use.
Reasons for ratings ...
FEATURES: 4 Stars - would be better if machine was allowed to keep running in idle mode with the option to disengage the drive mechanism. This would save on having to restart the engine every time you need to let go of the dead mans handle.
BUILD QUALITY: 5 Stars - Typical Hayter quality construction. I imagine the machine will last many years.
EASE OF USE: 5 Stars - Very easy to push and manoeuvre. Heavy enough to feel stable but light enough to operate and move around quickly.
ASSEMBLY: 1 Star - Let down by broken circuit cable at engine end. Needed time spent to investigate and (easily) repair. Sad to say that Hayter's own Technical Dept proved useless when I called them for advice and help.
PERFORMANCE: 5 Stars - Does exactly as I expected.
My No.1 tip would be to disregard the collection basket (very poor at collecting the waste and requires emptying part-filled far too often). Far better to allow the waste to fall directly to the ground and go over with a mower afterwards to collect all the waste.
Ease of Use
Solid worker with some drawbacks
Review by PeterB / (Posted on 20/03/2014)
Solid worker with some drawbacksReview by PeterB / (Posted on 20/03/2014)Assembly instructions could be clearer. To give one example, the clippings bag can fit on its wire frame one of two ways. A phone call established that it should be 'net uppermost and hard side down'.
But all is forgiven when you fire up the Briggs & Stratton engine. It started first time - effortlessly - and is a joy. If you're thinking of buying a cheaper machine, then spend that little more for the Rolls-Royce of engines, it's really great.
Two factors count against this machine getting a higher rating.
1. The handle bar comes in two parts (for ease of delivery and storage), but the two threaded locking nuts holding the bars together come loose and need to be checked, and hand-tightened, frequently during use. This problem could be quickly fixed by Hayter with a couple of locking washers,
2. The clippings collection bag is close to useless. Nothing collects in it. The clippings quickly choke the back of the machine, blocking entry to the collection bag. I persevered with the bag for a day. On day two I gave up and discarded it. In ideal conditions, i.e on a light setting and with very dry - but super dry - soil, the machine may be able to throw the clippings into the collection bag, but I'm doubtful. Without costly suction or some form of mechanical conveying, this issue is probably insurmountable, so buy the machine, throw away the clippings bag and be ready for lots of raking!
I am surprised that a long-established firm like Hayter slightly let the side down with these build problems, plus poor documentation (excluding the Briggs & Stratton engine documentation which is clear and detailed). That said, it's still a good and relatively robust machine and my dealings with MowDirect were very positive.
Bottom line: a solid machine that performs well and one that I expect to get a lot of use from, let down by a couple of factors that, if it wasn't for the Hayter name and associated price tag, one probably wouldn't mention.
Ease of Use
- Great Bit of Gear