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    Posted: 21 Aug 2011 at 11:20pm
Hi does anybody know what shade of green is a close match on early hayterette's? Or does anybody have any early pictures, brochures etc?
If it isnt orange it isnt a rotavator
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 21 Aug 2011 at 11:50pm
Hi can you put a photo up of yours to see how early it is,as there were 3 colour changes
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Quote plonker Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 5:09pm
Well, if it is of help, here are a couple of photos of mine, which I bought off you know where last week, this is machine 186482 which i am told dates it to the sixties? it was a non runner because of stale petrol, but a good strong spark, so clean and set the plug, and a good spray of "Easy Start" in the intake manifold, and away she went! I use "Redex" in the petrol to clean out the carb and it now runs like a dream,

A|s far as colour is concerned, in Land Rover terms it is what we used to call "Sage" or "Pastel green" it is a "Hammered finish".
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 5:55pm
Originally posted by hdtrust

Hi can you put a photo up of yours to see how early it is,as there were 3 colour changes
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When i get it back i'll post a picture ,thankyou hd trust, i'm guessing its early 60's
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by plonker

Well, if it is of help, here are a couple of photos of mine, which I bought off you know where last week, this is machine 186482 which i am told dates it to the sixties? it was a non runner because of stale petrol, but a good strong spark, so clean and set the plug, and a good spray of "Easy Start" in the intake manifold, and away she went! I use "Redex" in the petrol to clean out the carb and it now runs like a dream,

A|s far as colour is concerned, in Land Rover terms it is what we used to call "Sage" or "Pastel green" it is a "Hammered finish".
Hi Plonker, the one i was talking about is a slightly earlier version, but thankyou. If you take the first 2 digits of the 3rd set of numbers on the engine it will give you an exact year if its any interest.
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Quote nigel Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 6:52pm
ime breaking one of these tommorow i need the engine only
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 6:53pm
Like this?
excuse the poor photo
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Quote hortimech Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 6:59pm
That is a 5hp hayterette pro, the handles should be white and there should be a small red hub cap on each wheel and yes it does have hammered finished paintwork because hayter used hammerite to paint them.
As for age, mid to late 70's, certainly no later than 1981 as it as points based ignition.
As for the model, type and serial number, yes the first two digits of the serial number give the year of manufacture of the engine, the next 4 are the month and day, then the production line.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 6:59pm
Originally posted by mowersman

Like this?
excuse the poor photo
Thats the one.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 7:03pm
Is the deck on these earlier ones made of cast ali like the later ones?
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Quote hortimech Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 7:04pm
Is that a hayter 21" or Osprey to the right of the early Hayterette, If it is a 21" it has the same engine as the Hayterette above. The Osprey had a 7hp or 8hp B&S 
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 9:30pm
Thats a Hayter 21, my first machine. Still gets broken out occasionally, mainly when the ride on won't start. Needs a paint job, as I slapped a tin of hammerite over it when I was 10...
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 9:32pm
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Like this?
excuse the poor photo
Thats the one.


Mine is. Good mower, only problem is the front height adjusters are quite vulnerable when mowing close to fences etc. Both of mine have broken, welded one, must get round to the other.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 9:54pm
What year is your hayterette Andrew?
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 10:23pm
Well the engine is dated 28/02/1966. Is is sad that I know that off by heart???
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 10:32pm
Thats around the sort of date i was guessing thanks, anyway back to my original question does anyone know what shade of green was used as on mowersman 's hayterette please?
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Quote plonker Replybullet Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 11:17pm
Thanks for that, it seems then that mine is dated 22 march 1970, the two wheels not in the photo do have the red hub caps you mention, although I have slapped the remains of a tin of Hammerite on the handles to prevent rust, I would say that the original paint was the same as the chassis, not white.
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