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Hayter 48 pro 2019 model



Any guys here got the new Hayter 48 pro 2019 model with the Honda engine, two of my colleagues have them and have said they are terrible on wet / damp grass or grass with any dew on.

One of my colleagues has had a kit put on by the dealer to slow the running of machine down to see if it will cut the grass any better but he said its worse than ever.

Any guys on here got the new hayter what do you think ?


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  • Hayters are known first and foremost as being awful in the wet. If you want an allround mower for daily use, they are a terrible choice. 

    Good for homeowners that only cut on dry days though.

  • Completely true i'm afraid. The whole idea behind the new fancy desgin of the Hayter's was to improve the collection capabilities, however in my experience they are just as bad as the previous models. If you're running a fleet of mowers then I would say maybe it's a good machine to have as they are lovely on a dry day, leave a nice finish, run at a great speed and have a 2 year warranty. But if you need an all round machine for use day in and day out then I would say avoid 100%. The wet collection is way worse than my old Weibang and that wasn't the best. I won't be buying another Hayter again.

    • Thanks for your reply, the Headache is what to buy, over the last 20 years I have used Honda 476, Honda pro, Lawnflite, Sarp all rear roller models and found none of them very good in the damp / wet grass.

      A weibang is not an option as the dealers aren't close to where I live.

      Has anyone used the Viking 19inch rear roller models or the new Atco 19inch roller models.


      • Paul, buy a 21" honda/kaaz/lawnflite and stick a hi lift blade on it. Slightly increase revs. It will bag like no other machine if you do this. 

        • Has to be a 19inch mower Dan, I've scaled down recently so don't want a big 21 inch mower.


  • I bought my second Atco Liner 19" recently and also run Hayter 48's and a 56'.  The Atco, while not being quite as robust is an easier mower to use, leaves a better cut than a 48 and is better in the wet.  

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