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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


Hi, newbie here. I have been given a Hayterette flail mower. I need the new starter/pull chord assembly that bolts onto the engine. It's a 3.5 hp B and S. I looked on ebay but found nothing but Hayterettes £50 plus.  Where is the best/cheapest place to look? I don't know if it works so want the cheapest option to get the starter assembly fixed. I really like this mower as so light and can use it in long grass. Is it worth restoring? Are they good mowers? Thanks, Matt  ps looks like this one..…

wristpin Fri, 24/06/2016


To avoid confusion a Hayterette is not classed as a flail mower but as a rotary mower. Hayterettes are the classic push rotaries from the 1950s right up to the present day and well worth £50 if complete and undamaged.

If the starter that you need is the side mounted pull up one as per the one in the link that you have posted it is a Briggs and Stratton part and was used on various manufacturers'  machines using 3.5 and 4hp Briggs engines so shouldn't be too hard to find as a lot of engines of that era will have been scrapped.

Bronzegreen Wed, 10/08/2016

Hayterettes are fantastic machines and will happily tackle grass and weeds that would scare a modern mower to death 

The pull start your after can be rebuilt quite easily 

springs are still available and cord is easy to find