Posted: 02/03/2014 at 21:07
Hi richhondac, I use a Honda Izy for my job as a full time gardener. I've had it since 2008. I cut 4-7 lawns a day, 5 days a week for 8-9 months of the year.
Its reliability is unquestioned in my case.
I've probably spent about £70-£80 on spare parts over that period on a new blade, a couple of new air filters a year, oil & a new stone flap. I think that's pretty good for 5 years usage.
The Izy is self propelled, I'd go for that over a 'push' any day, but would depend on the size of your 'small' lawns
Can't tell if the Hayter has a roller, which would give stripes, but the Izy's stone guard acts in a similar manner. Possibly not as good an effect as a roller, but still effective.
Hope this helps.