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Hayter Ltd to change name to Toro U.K. Limited

Hayter Ltd to change name to Toro U.K. Limited: Hayter Ltd, which is part of The Toro Company, will be changing its name to Toro U.K. Limited on 3rd August 2021.

The name change to Toro U.K. Limited will align the UK operation with the rest of Toro’s subsidiaries outside of the United States, and the strategic focus to grow the Toro® brand in the consumer, light construction, landscape contractor and arboricultural markets.

Hayter Ltd to change name to Toro U.K. Limited

Hayter Ltd to change name to Toro U.K. Limited

Toro U.K. Limited remains committed to the Hayter® brand, which this year celebrates its 75th anniversary. The brand will continue to be a significant part of the Toro U.K. Limited portfolio with manufacturing and selling of the Hayter range of premium quality lawn care products continuing from its Spellbrook factory in the UK.

The Hayter brand will retain the Royal Warrant, with which it has been proudly associated since the 1960s and Toro U.K. Limited will continue to invest and develop new Hayter products, including the new 60v Hawk range, which comes to market this autumn.

The Toro Company, a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, acquired Hayter Ltd in 2005 and continues to invest in the UK manufacturing plant.

The new company name will not change the nature of business, nor will it have any effect on existing relations with customers, partners, suppliers, contracts or personnel.
Craig Hoare, Sales and Marketing Manager Toro U.K. Limited commented, “The change is in name only and everything else is business as usual. The new name will help us to layout our strategy for the Toro & Hayter brands in the UK market and grow with our existing retailers.”

The business is keen to invite anyone who has any questions about the change in name to contact their territory manager.

For more information please visit www.toro.com/en-gb and www.hayter.co.uk

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Hayter and Toro: Working together in harmony

Hayter and Toro: Working together in harmony: Hayter, the makers of the finest mowers, and The Toro Company, a global leader in turf and landscape equipment, have come together to create two versatile and battery powered product suite for gardeners of all levels.

Hayter has developed the 60V battery cordless range of mowers to offer the same convenience as a petrol lawnmower without engine exhaust emissions. While Toro has released the Flex-Force battery range, which includes outdoor products for all needs in the garden.

Hayter and Toro: Working together in harmony

Hayter and Toro: Working together in harmony

These two ranges share the same heavy duty, 60V lithium-ion battery, which is interchangeable between all of the products, to offer maximum flexibility. Simply remove the 60V battery and transfer to one of the other compatible machines from either range – so there’s no need to purchase any additional batteries if you already own a product from either range.

Using products from both ranges means the user can have ultimate flexibility, as well as control over all parts of the garden. If your desire is to mow your lawn and leave it with a perfectly striped finish, then the battery powered Harrier 60V cordless mowers are the perfect machines to achieve this with the two piece, ribbed rear roller. If you then need to trim hedges, then the Flex-Force range offers a hedge trimmer, that is focused on tackling those big jobs in less time.

With both Hayter and Toro ranges being used in unison, users will have a product for every season and every application.

Other products in the Flex-Force range include, the Recycler mowers, a leaf blower, chainsaw and string trimmer. And the Hayter 60V battery range includes the Osprey 46 lawnmower.

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Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary

Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary: From horse-drawn to horsepower, Britain’s favourite lawnmower manufacturer Hayter is celebrating 75 years of lawn mowing.

Hayter, makers of the finest mowers, have been designed and manufactured at the Spellbrook headquarters in Hertfordshire since 1946. And the company is still operating and innovating the lawn care industry from the same site today.

Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary

Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary

Beginning with Douglas Hayter and a horse-drawn rotary motor, combined with a second hand two-stroke engine, the first ever Hayter rotary lawnmower was created. Requests then came for Douglas to create more machines for his friends and neighbours. Soon after, Hayter became incorporated as a limited company, with Douglas’ mowers entering full production.

In the following years the Hayter business went on to design and manufacture many successful lawnmowers, including the extremely popular and iconic Hayterette machine in 1957, which was awarded the BAGMA award for “Best Horticultural Machine of the Year”.

In 1960, Hayter received one of the country’s finest accolades, being granted the Royal Warrant for the supply of machinery to HM Queen Elizabeth II, an honour still retained to this day.

The 1970’s saw the introduction of Hayter’s flagship and most popular lawnmower, the Hayter Harrier, which was one of the first rotary-bladed lawnmowers to feature an integrated heavy rear-roller, enabling the user to achieve the quintessentially British, striped finish in their gardens.

Craig Hoare, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hayter said: “With the Harrier range still in production today, it is great to see Douglas Hayter’s legacy still continuing on. His eye for innovation is still at the core of everything we do at Hayter, with our new range or Harrier mowers being fully battery powered, while still retaining the power and quality of a petrol Harrier machine. We continue to design and engineer all Hayter machines in Britain, at the Spellbrook headquarters – just down the road from where Douglas lived and created the first Hayter lawnmowers.

“It is a real honour to continue Douglas’ work in this new age, 75 years on, from his original genius and innovation.”

For more information on Hayter, please visit: https://www.hayter.co.uk/

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Hayter partners with Commonwealth War Graves Foundation

Hayter partners with Commonwealth War Graves Foundation: To mark the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation’s first-ever War Graves Week (21-28 May 2021), premium lawncare brand Hayter has partnered with the Foundation to honour the Commonwealth’s war dead.

The partnership has launched the Best in Bloom competition, which invites people of all ages to create their very own wildflower memorial to remember those who died in the world wars. The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) will be sending out free packets of wildflower seeds, which have been chosen to reflect the plants that would have grown on the battlefields of the First World War, to all that apply for some.

Hayter partners with Commonwealth War Graves Foundation

Hayter partners with Commonwealth War Graves Foundation

The competition encourages people to plant the seeds now and the patch of wildflowers will be ready by War Graves Week. People can then enter the competition between 21-28 May by sharing their wildflower memorials on Twitter or Instagram using #WarGravesWeek. The winner will be selected by a panel of horticultural experts and they will take home a prize of up to £200 to spend in a garden centre.

Hayter will be supporting CWGF by stocking the seeds across the UK in its network of independent lawn mower dealers.

On the partnership, Craig Hoare, Sales and Marketing Manager for Hayter, said: “Gardening has been a great outlet for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a country we have come together to thank those who have put others before themselves. This follows in a great British tradition and shows that it’s just as relevant today as it’s always been to remember those who have given their lives for the greater good.”

While the seeds are free, donations to the CWGF are encouraged, as the foundation aims to engage and educate people in telling the stories of the 1.7 million fallen Commonwealth servicemen and women.

For more information on War Graves Week: https://www.cwgc.org/our-war-graves-your-history/war-graves-week/

For information on your local Hayter dealership: https://www.hayter.co.uk/locate-dealer

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New Hayter website launching April 2021

New Hayter website launching April 2021

New Hayter website launching April 2021 : Hayter Ltd, renowned British manufacturer of premium lawncare equipment, has recently announced the launch of their new website. The new website corresponds with activity to celebrate 75 years of business and is a significant brand investment by Hayter to further grow the brand.

 

As the focus on digital has become increasingly important over the past decade, with significant growth over the past year, Hayter recognised that it was time improve their digital presence to better meeting the needs of their customer. The new, updated website is focused on delivering a quality customer experience while also supporting dealers with enhanced features, user guide storage, warranty registration and dealer locator functions.

New Hayter website launching April 2021

New Hayter website launching April 2021

 

Hayter’s new website will be launched in two parts. Phase one will be launched with all the immediate materials needed for customers and dealers, including key product ranges such as the Toro® Flex-Force handheld range and the iconic Harrier® Series. Phase two, due later this year, will dive into the Hayter archives to explore the rich history of the company. A series of blogs and tips on lawn care will also be established, demonstrating Hayter’s 75 years of knowledge and expertise in lawn care.

 

Craig Hoare, Sales & Marketing Manager, said of the launch: “In our 75th year, it is fitting that we improve Hayter’s digital presence to meet the needs of our customers. This new website is the culmination of a year’s hard work by the sales and marketing team and is a huge investment in the Hayter brand. I am delighted with the result and excited to see the full launch.”

 

The new website accompanies the launch of the new Hayter® 60V battery cordless range as part of Hayter’s commitment to new technologies and the highest level of customer satisfaction when it comes to premium lawn equipment.

 

For more information, please visit www.hayter.co.uk.

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Hayter donates Harrier 56 Pro

Hayter donates Harrier 56 Pro: The makers of the finest mowers, Hayter, have donated a brand new Hayter Harrier 56 Pro to the team managing the grounds at Epping-based Copped Hall Estate.

Copped Hall is a Georgian mansion surrounded by luscious and landscaped parklands. Copped Hall is also home to a multitude of charming gardens, which are looked after by the dedicated grounds management team, headed up by Stephen Potts and Graham Stewart.

Hayter donates Harrier 56 Pro

Hayter donates Harrier 56 Pro

Matthew Coleman, UK Sales Manager for Professional Landscape Contractor & Siteworks Equipment at Hayter and Toro, oversaw the donation of the mower to the estate: “We are so happy that we could help by donating a Harrier 56 Pro to Stephen and Graham who are extremely dedicated to keeping such a beautiful site in amazing condition. The Harrier 56 Pro is the perfect mower to help them get the job done effectively and efficiently.”

The Harrier 56 Pro has a 53cm rear-roller that provides the widest stripe in its class, which will allow Stephen and Graham to not only ensure the classic British striped finish, but to also increase productivity by reducing mowing time. The lawnmower is manufactured from steel for strength and durability and features a two-piece rear roller design, ensuring superb manoeuvrability and avoids any turf marking.

Matthew continued: “The Copped Hall Estate is a lovely place to visit and being so close to our headquarters in Spellbrook, it’s a great feeling to be helping a local organisation and heritage site keep up its appearance.”

Stephen Potts, from the grounds management team at Copped Hall said: “We are incredibly thankful to Matthew and the rest of the team at Hayter for the donation of the Harrier 56 Pro – it’s a brilliant feeling to be able to add such a great piece of machinery to our equipment.

“Matthew delivered the lawnmower and explained its operation to us and was extremely polite and helpful while doing so. It was a real pleasure working with him and we are incredibly grateful for such a generous donation from Hayter.”

For more information please visit www.hayter.co.uk.

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Hayter restores vintage Harrier

Hayter restores vintage Harrier: As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Hayter® Harrier® range of lawnmowers, Darren Hummersone along with members of the Hayter team, worked to restore a vintage 1970’s Harrier model.

Forming part of the yearlong celebration of the Harrier’s golden anniversary, the search began at Hayter to source a vintage Harrier, to be set alongside the current models. The team eventually found a 1970’s model available for purchase online and went about ordering the mower.

Hayter restores vintage Harrier

Hayter restores vintage Harrier

When the team received the Harrier from its previous owner it was in good working order, but work was needed to bring it back to its original appearance – the work was superficial as the mower itself still functioned. Darren Hummersone, Grounds & Golf Product Specialist at Reesink UK Ltd., a distributor for Toro products, was primarily in charge of the mower restoration.

As the red and green colours on the classic Harrier had faded over time, Darren had to colour match the paint, and repaint all of the parts of the mower. This involved disassembling the entire mower, cleaning all of the individual parts, repainting them, and reassembling the mower. Some of the original labels and smaller components also had to be replaced as, due to the age of the machine, not everything had lasted or had been lost over the years. Some parts were also shot blasted in the Hayter factory to enable them to be painted again.

Darren Hummersone said: “It was a real treat working on the 1970’s Harrier and to restore it to its former glory was a privilege. The mower itself worked well when we managed to get hold of it, so the process of restoring it wasn’t too complex – I mainly had to repaint the machine to get it looking as good as it used to.

“The Harrier range of mowers has always been a hugely popular and prestigious product range and one that has always enhanced the British gardening experience. I am really proud to have been able to help with celebrating the Harrier’s 50th anniversary.”

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Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary

Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary: The Harrier range, manufactured by Hayter, the makers of the finest mowers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020.

The ever-impressive range of rear-roller lawnmowers have set the benchmark for this class of mowers since its original model in 1970. The Harrier has won various accolades through the years, including the prestigious BAGMA award, which in 1998 the Harrier was awarded the ‘Product of the Decade’ title, after a nationwide dealership vote.

Hayter Harrier's 50th anniversary

Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary

In 1960, the Hayter company received one of the country’s greatest accolades, when they were granted the Royal Warrant for the supply of machinery to HM Queen Elizabeth II – which is an honour that is still retained, 60 years later.

The Harrier range has always been synonymous with luxury and a premium mowing experience; being one of the first rotary-bladed lawnmowers to feature an integrated heavy rear-roller and enabling the user to achieve the quintessential British, striped finish in their gardens.

Craig Hoare, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hayter, said: “We are really excited to be celebrating 50 years of the Harrier. This machine has been a staple of British gardening ever since its initial release in 1970, and even today, it has proved to be more popular than ever.”

“As we look to the future of the Harrier, this year we have released a series of updates to the range, including new blades, improved engines and our patented Crank-Safe Blade Brake Clutch (BBC) system on some of the Harrier models. We are continuing to take a pro-active approach to our products, and these updates to the Harrier mowers demonstrate just that.”

In recent years, the new additions to the Harrier range have seen continued success. The Harrier 48 and 56 continue to provide high-quality and high-performance mowing to people’s gardens all over the country. The Harrier Pro models also offer two-piece steel rear rollers to those using the mowers in a professional capacity.

For more information, please visit www.hayter.co.uk.

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New Hayter Products At SALTEX

New Hayter Products At SALTEX: At this year’s SALTEX event at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), visitors will find Toro, a global leader in garden and landscaping equipment, and Hayter, the name synonymous with British lawn mowing. Both the brands will be exhibiting a large range of products at SALTEX on stand E065 – including some machines that will be revealed publicly for the first time.

Landscaping leaders Toro will also be showcasing a variety of equipment, from walk-behind and ride-on mowers to stump grinders and the PowerPlex® cordless tool range.

New Hayter Products At SALTEX

One product they will be introducing to visitors at the stand is the new Grandstand® mower with rear discharge feature. Visitors will be able to take a look at two new Grandstand® models – the 36” (91cm) and 48” (122cm), both of which have several enhanced features and accessories, including rear discharge and a recycler kit. The rear discharge feature enables the dispersion of clippings across the cut width for a fine after cut appearance, as well as making the mower much more manoeuvrable in smaller spaces.

The Grandstand® mower also has the benefits of a professional walk behind, while being quick and comfortable to use, allowing a large area to be covered in a short amount of time. Hillside mowing is also made easier through the mower’s wide stance and optimal balance, which improve stability and control.

Sharing the stand will be Hayter, also showcasing some highly anticipated product launches that will join a rich heritage at the familiar British brand.

These new mowers, to be publicly unveiled at SALTEX for the first time, have been designed to be robust, vigorous and flexible and will undoubtedly be an exciting new addition to the long line of products that make up Hayter’s history. Innovation is at the heart of the new models, as with all Hayter products, and they are sure to continue on the company’s legacy of top quality mowers.

The Toro and Hayter teams will be present throughout SALTEX to answer any questions you may have about their products. Visit them at stand E065.

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