Hello all, I am a self employed Maintenance Gardener in West Yorkshire. I have had the Hayter Harrier 41 pro for around 14 month now, it's a fantatstic little mower. I used to have a viking mower but the build quality on them are awful, they feel plasticy and just not very well built at all, you can certainly feel the differemce between the 2.
Anyway, the weather has been pretty awful recently, and cutting the grass in the wet is getting such a difficult chore and a complete pain in the buttocks. I know your not supposed to cut grass in the wet, but if us gardeners never cut grass when it was wet, we'd never make a dime. Also, it doesn't even have to be that wet, just damp. I have to literally stop the mower after every line, if not half a line as it doesn't collect hardly anything in the box and it all gets clogged up in the opening. Is this normal? This lawnmower cost me £800, i would certainly think it should be better than it is when cutting wet/damp grass. After every lawn i have to turn the lawnmower on it's side to blow/scrape all the clogged up grass that's stuck in the drum. My guess is the more clogged up grass in their, the less air flow it can create therefore the more it clogs up? Has anybody got any suggestions why it may be so poor in these conditions? Or is this mower just useless in wet conditions? Many thanks