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Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Lawn Mower - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Mower review

A powerful workhorse of a lawn mower.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

This cordless mower combines modern technology with sturdy traditional design. With its wide cutting width and motorised back wheels, this mower is perfect for making short work of larger lawns.
Setting up / Storage
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Performance
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Easy to assemble

Simple to use

Self propelled

Excellent cut


Cons: Size makes it hard to store

Heavy
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What are the main features of the Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Lawn Mower?

This mower boasts a wide 46cm cutting width, an impressive 55L grass bin capacity, and seven different cutting heights. It is also self-propelled, for extra help when pushing across a lawn.

What is the Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Lawn Mower like to use?

This mower is easy to assemble. It doesn’t need any extra tools and has clear instructions in both diagrams and text for the lawn mower, battery and charger. The battery is very simple to charge, and  though it whines a little while charging it has helpful lights to indicate when it’s finished charging. This mower gives a uniform cut across the lawn, cutting right up to the edges of both borders and paths and thanks to the Power Boost feature helps you mow on bumpy ground and even adding a boost uphill. There’s a good choice of cutting heights, which can be changed with a single, slightly stiff, lever and the highest allows you to move easily between lawns and over paving. It has a very impressive capacity, so you can cut a lot of grass before needing to empty it.

However, some users might find this a little heavy. We also found that the motor handle comes quite far out from the handle itself, and it’s easy to bump it with your torso. This isn’t a huge problem, but if you’re in a finicky area of the lawn and need a bit of purchase, you don’t want to accidentally set off the motor and have the mower going into a flowerbed.

Is the Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Lawn Mower easy to store?

This is a big mower – unless you have plenty of space, it isn’t easy to store. The handles fold down only once and don’t collapse completely over the body of the mower. The fabric grass bag does fold down, so it can be tucked away, on top of the mower and out of the way, but at this weight and size you still need a lot of room.

Is the Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Lawn Mower good value for money?

We think this is quite good value for money. Its 2 year warranty may seem a little short but is about average for cordless mowers. Excluding the battery pack and wheels, this mower is metal throughout, in attractive British racing green. It’s a nice change from the plastic shells of most cordless mowers, and it feels a lot more durable. However, this durability comes at quite a steep price. This is a lot of money to keep on top of smaller lawns. For its robust build, wide range of features, and impressive performance, we think this is good value for money – but perhaps only for those with larger lawns.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Hayter
Name Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Mower
Model Hayter Osprey 46 60V
Price £649.00
Lawn mower type Electric - cordless
Part of multi tool system No

Features

Powered by Battery
Power 2kW
Speed

2700rpm

Battery charge time 150min(s)
Cutting height 25-70mm
Number of cutting height settings 7
Cutting width 46cm
Blade type Rotary steel
Collection capacity 55l
Lawn size suitable for 500m²
Roller No
Propelled Yes
Mulching No
Noise 94dB
Weight 29kg
Height 105cm
Width 53cm
Depth 140cm
Warranty 2YEAR
No