The new Harrier 56 Pro joins the 48 Pro to provide the professional gardener and landscaper with a choice of robust and flexible work tools for a first class finish to all areas. The new professional specification is the result of comprehensive research and testing.
The Harrier 56 Pro, featuring a 56cm (22") cutting width, is powered by the new Briggs and Stratton 'Series 875' OHV engine giving superb reliability and fuel efficiency as well as being cleaner for the environment.
All aspects of the design and construction are focused on durability and cutting efficiency. The new mower incorporates a professional specification engine with a cast iron cylinder sleeve and robust wheels with roller bearings, a bumper bar and handle bar support struts that all contribute to the mower's rugged reliability and the crankshaft has a lifetime guarantee.
Speed is crucial to the mower's cutting performance and the autodrive transmission is fixed to optimise cutting performance and collection to the 70 litre collapsible grass bag. The ergonomic design of the controls enables easy manoeuvrability and improved operator comfort.
The single height of cut lever allows quick, easy adjustment between 13mm - 60mm (0.5" - 2.4") and the large, two piece rear roller has a ribbed profile for improved traction, reduced turf damage and formal stripes.
The new design was thoroughly tested in a variety of different ways to reflect the commercial environment in which the machines will be used. The testing included repetitive shock testing on the transmission system, tests to simulate wear on the drive components, rear roller and wheels, achieved through continuous running on a variety of surfaces over a period of many weeks.
It was also tested in use by a number of contractor customers to get their feedback on the suitability of the design prior to starting production. The Harrier 56 Pro is finished in the new Hayter Metallic Silver to distinguish this machine designed specifically for the professional gardener from the standard Hayter green Harrier consumer product range. It has a one year warranty for both domestic and commercial users.