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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Topic: Hayter Hayterette
    Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 6:24pm
hi all the chap across the road gave me an old hayter hayterette this afternoon it is very hard to pull over. thats all i know at the moment as it was too dark/cold to do much else!!! does anyone know much about these ie paint colour and where to buy t from? does anyone have any information on them?
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 6:25pm
or any pictures of restored/unrestored ones?
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 6:25pm
What year. Does it have a cast aluminum deck of a pressed steel one. Briggs engine or JLO?
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 6:26pm
Is there any mention in 70 YOGM ?? I have not got my copy to hand...

I have got a Hayter brochure from 1966 which shows the Hayterette, pm me if you want a copy lmb...

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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 6:51pm
Ive got one from 1978 that i still use to cut the grass with, in very good original condition, i'll take a photo when i'm next in the shed.
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 7:22pm
ok thanks its got a 5hp briggs and a cast ali deck
mowersman ive spoken to you about it on facebook
thanks for the offer paul ive PM'ed you
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 7:50pm
the 5hp was the good one, mine is only 3.5 but still does a great job. I take it you know how to datea briggs from the engine number?
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 8:29pm
I was going to say, I've never had any problems with lack of power with my 3.5
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Quote enginear Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 8:50pm
These are excellent machines apart from making certain the wheel bearings are checked regularly there is not much to go wrong i have worked on some of the early machines,some of which had a self starting B/S engine this consisted of a large spring which was wound up with the handle on top and then released so starting the eng, i also had given to me about 6yrs ago a B/S two stroke powered one but never kept it which i now regret as i have never seen another one and never knew that B/S made two strokes.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 8:58pm
Ive seen a couple of both recently, the 2 stroke was apparently for using on steep banks where a fourstroke may of siezed due to the angle.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 8:59pm
lmbs brochure is copied, it will be in the post in the morning.
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 9:06pm
ta very much paul, the front wheel bearings look shot as both the wheels are wobbly.
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Quote oldgit Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 9:19pm
hi old git here. if you want another 1 theres 1 in my garden it apeared last year unanounced. iput a new mag onit it does run but icant pull it over fast enough so ihad to get my boy to start it kim might pick it up for you when he comes down. or if you dont want it . its opento all free.
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 10:06pm
The wheel bearings won't make much difference, apart from the fact that that they will wobble. Mine wobble badly.

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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 10:34pm
i could make some up out of hardwood or nylon or something if there that bad
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 10:38pm
Nearly everyone ive had has gone so i wouldnt worry. Having said that the ones on mine are perfect. My dad has got a 90's one that is very bad on the berrings and missing its airfilter but is still used reguarly.
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 7:47am
thats when the quality of production went down on most things like when hayter and atco was sold to qualcast
now everythings made badly in china or japan
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 9:49am
Hayter didn't get sold off. They are still there, in Spellbrook, making mowers.
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 10:27am
i thouught they were trading as hayter still but owned by another company
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 1:50pm
Originally posted by oldgit

hi old git here. if you want another 1 theres 1 in my garden it apeared last year unanounced. iput a new mag onit it does run but icant pull it over fast enough so ihad to get my boy to start it kim might pick it up for you when he comes down. or if you dont want it . its opento all free.

Hi, I don't suppose you have a photo of it do you?
Also does anyone have a height adjuster for one of these, I'll get a photo later, mine has been broken so is unusable at the moment
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 7:14pm
if youve got a good use for it andrew its yours
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Quote enginear Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 7:18pm
Ref w/bearing i agree that one can still use these will worn bearing but if they are not adjusted when required they will get worse most of the time the plastic caps get knocked off then dirt gets into the bearing resulting in even more wear i have even had them so bad its ruined the wheels the choice is yours.
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Quote Hillsider Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 8:28pm
Re wobbly wheels I was about to chip in and say that the bearings are adjustable via the nyloc retaining nut, or at least the two that I salvaged for a local cricket club were. The machines were both 5 Hp models and go like trains.

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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 9:33pm
a bit of a progress update
ive taken the wheels off and its not the wheels its the height adjuster bracket thing ive got to find a way of gettinga 28mm spanner up behind it to tighten it up!!!!

photos to come tomorrow test the new camera
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Quote Hillsider Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2011 at 7:51pm
Hi, If you look or feel up behind the deck casting where the wheels are attached you will find that the wheels are fixed with a nut and bolt arrangement most likely to be AF spanner sizes. You should be able to tighten them if loose or remove and add washers to take up wear if the wheel has been loose for some while and worn the holes in the alloy casting.
Just a word of warning though, always remove the plug lead when working under the deck just in case the engine fires if you move the blade disc for any reason.

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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2011 at 8:02pm
no chance of it firing at the moment its missing the flywheel head and mag unit!!! ive got that sorted now and beneath all the grass and oil ect. the paintwork seems to be in fairly good condition! pics to come soon!!!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 27 Jan 2011 at 7:46pm
any pictures lmb ??
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 27 Jan 2011 at 9:55pm
yeah theyrll be some soon i havent really thought about putting any on here so far i have stripped it completeley and cleaned degreased and fixed anything that eneded it i dont really think it needs restoring as most of the original paintwork is good, i dont think hammerite would stick well to cast ally anyway.
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Quote Hillsider Replybullet Posted: 28 Jan 2011 at 6:29pm
Hi,
Re using Hammerite or any paint on aluminium it should stay put ok if you use an etching primer as the base coat. I think the Hammerite version is called special metals primer, and is available at diy stores etc. However if the original paint cleans up ok your are right to leave it alone.
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 28 Jan 2011 at 7:24pm
yeah i might try t cut or an oily rag or something!
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 1:05pm
Hi LMB, I picked up a parts list and intruction booklet for a Hayterette over the weekend, PM me if you want a PDF copy.....
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Quote Tractorjones Replybullet Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 7:55pm
Hi, have my great grandfathers Hayterette with a Briggs 3.5. It comes out about twice a year to cut the orchard and it will knock down anything, within reason! Paint still excellent under a thick layer of oil! 
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 9:58pm
Yes the Hayter mowers were tough alright......
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 9:17am
yeah this looks as good as new! now ive cleaned it up!
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Quote goldenbrown Replybullet Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 8:27am
is yours the same as the one i have just restored!I have 2 more engines in the same condition just need 2 more chassis.
 
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