A new range of lawnmowers is being launched in April by makers of the finest mowers, Hayter. The Osprey 46 four wheeled range is a great choice for those either owning their own patch of lawn for the first time, or for homeowners deciding it’s time to make the move to their first petrol mower. Either way, the Osprey 46 is designed to cater to those wanting to buy quality, but on a smaller budget.
The new range is comprised of two models - the Osprey 46 Push mower and the Osprey 46 Autodrive. Both models are built with a Briggs & Stratton® engine for guaranteed starting, power and performance. The Autodrive variant is self-propelled, taking the effort out of mowing as there’s no need to push as you mow.
Ideally suited for small- to medium-sized lawns found with typical British family homes, Osprey 46 mowers have a 46cm cutting width and four wheels, so they are easy to manoeuvre and use. The range also features versatile “3-in-1” capability, which means users can choose between cut and collection, mulching or rear discharging of the grass cuttings, according to conditions.
If you choose to cut and collect, the 55-litre grassbag can be lifted through the handle-bar making it easy for users to remove and empty. Additionally, a single lever adjustment feature allows you to select from seven cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm, so you can easily adjust and achieve a great quality finish on any type of family lawn.
Julie Dommett, Marketing Manager for Hayter, shared her thoughts and some tips for new owners, or those still a little green when it comes to petrol mowers and lawn care. “The new Osprey 46 range offers excellent value from an established brand, and is easy to use, reliable and effective. For example, as you’ll see in our top tips, it’s vital not to cut your lawn too low, as that can cause damage. The Osprey 46 offers users an easy-to-use adjustment feature and a choice of cutting modes, so it’s at home on a variety of lawn types and sizes all through the season.”
TIPS FOR FIRST TIME MOWERS
- Get expert advice. A specialist Garden Machinery Dealer will help you choose a mower that’s right for you and your garden, so you make the right choice the first time, and purchase a product that will last.
- Select the right time of year to begin caring for your lawn. Trying to tackle an overgrown lawn in December is bad news for you and the lawn. Wait for suitably warm and dry conditions, which typically begin around March.
- Clear any debris or obstacles before mowing your lawn. If you’ve purchased a new mower, the last thing you need is to roll straight over a discarded piece of timber.
- Mulching cuttings in hotter weather will help retain moisture and nutrients in a lawn, keeping it greener for longer.
- Select a suitable height of cut. As we’ve said above, be careful not to cut the lawn too low, especially if you have an new lawn. Select the correct height by not cutting more than a third off the height of your grass, and move to mowing “little and often” for best results.
- Mow in a row. When you begin to mow, take a straight course across the lawn, turning at the edge. Be sure to overlap the previous row slightly, to avoid a ‘mowhawk’ appearance to the finished lawn.
- Use fresh fuel in your petrol mower. Always make sure you empty the tank at the end of a season and start again in the spring with fresh petrol.
For more information on the Osprey 46 range, visit www.hayter.co.uk or find us on Facebook and Twitter @Haytermowers for lawncare tips and news.
Garden Machinery Specialists stocking Hayter mowers can be found at
Hayter has been designing and producing premium quality lawn care products at its headquarters in Hertfordshire since 1946 – and celebrated its 70th year in business in 2016.
Hayter products are used by homeowners and professional contractors all over the UK. With a choice of electric and petrol products in a range of sizes, there’s a Hayter mower suitable for most gardens.
Hayter are proud to be part of the Made in Britain campaign and to have continuously held the Royal Warrant for supply of horticultural equipment to Her Majesty the Queen since 1960.