We bought a Hayter Harrier 48 variable speed BBC spring 23. Chosen because of weight and maneuverability and variable speed for some medium size intricacately shaped lawns, it's absolutely useless to collect in anything other than bone dry conditions and as we start early morning even a slight dew will defeat it. New clean box., revs speeded up hopeless. Gone back to using our Hayter 56 Pro,s which are a totally different beast in wet conditions which with revs increased and a clean box will collect. But are a maul to use on these type of lawns.
We did look at the Honda 476 roller but even with revs increased the fixed speed was too slow but will have to reconsider now, anyone using ? Thoughts appreciated.
The Stihl is an option but our multi franchise dealer who sells rubbished them.
Ideally want BBC, variable speed and because of the twists and turns a split roller and max weight of 45 kg and of course good wet collection, any ideas? Or are we looking for a mower that doesn't exist?