Hayter 615 Spirit 41 Electric

Hayter 615 Spirit 41 Electric Mower

Hayter 615 Spirit 41 Electric Mower

PRO‘s: Exceptional cutting quality, sturdily constructed

CON‘s: None

VERDICT: If you crave stripes then this will end the cravings!  Outstanding mower


TODAYS BEST PRICE: £264.95 from Amazon

Over on our sister site Petrol-Lawnmowers.co.uk, we reviewed the petrol version of the Hayter 615 Spirit 41 last summer and loved it, awarding it 4.5 stars out of 5. With the electric version aimed at gardeners with medium to large gardens, how does the electric version stack up against its petrol relation ?

The name Hayter is synonymous with grass cutting in Britain – the company have been producing lawnmowers for over 60 years. They pioneered the rotary mower and their products have been used by keen gardeners and professional users ever since. The experience that this has given them shows through in the Hayter 615 Spirit 41.

The Hayter 615 Spirit 41 comes completely assembled with the exception of the grass bag which took less than five minutes to assemble. What you get is a substantially built electric push mower with a rear roller and a 41 cm (16 inch) cutting width.

It just oozes quality – the cutting deck is aluminium which won’t rust and the upper body is sturdy ABS plastic. Sitting beneath this is the powerful 1500 Watt electric motor. Unlike cheaper mowers, the rear roller runs on proper ball bearings and is silky smooth whilst the front wheels are rubber rimmed for grip.

A detachable 17 metre long cable means that, should the cable get damaged, a replacement can be used which we like. It’s a mysetery to us why some manufacturers insist on moulding in their cables thus making them almost impossible to replace when damaged !

Unlike some mowers though, the handlebars are not height adjustable which is a surprising omission considering how well thought out everything else is on this mower. That said, none of our testers had any problems with their height and all found them extremely comfortable. The handlebars do fold down for storage.

In use, it doesn’t disappoint. Whilst it’s lighter than the petrol version, the 29 kg weight can be felt but the positive is that it leaves a lovely long lasting stripe on the lawn. And talking of the cut, well, it’s just fabulous. It left our test lawn looking like it had been manicured with nail scissors !

It even cut right up to the edge thanks to the small fins located behind the rear wheels which help to guide grass under the cutting deck.

Try as we might, we couldn’t find any abandoned grass cuttings at all. The Hayter 615 Spirit 41 had picked each and every one up and packed them away in the large 55 litre grass bag which we found easy to remove, empty and refit.

If you’d rather not pick up the cuttings then it can also be used as a rear discharge mower by simply removing the grass bag.

Adjusting the cutting height was quick and simple thanks to the single adjustment lever which had clear markings so that we could see exactly what height we’d set the mower to – other manufacturers should take note ! The cutting height varies between 13 mm and 65 mm in 7 distinct steps.

This is an outstanding mower and one that we have no hesitation in recommending. The finish that it provides is excellent, the ability to cut up to the lawn edge is a bonus and it just oozes quality. The inclusion of a three warranty is the icing on the cake. If you don’t want the petrol version of this mower then the electric version won’t disappoint.

Highly recommended !

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