Hayter Osprey 46 Review – Cordless 60v Mower

Hayter Osprey 46 Cordless 60v Mower Review
Hayter Osprey 46 60V Cordless Mower
Performance/Cut Quality
87
Features
80
Durability
84
Value
76
Warranty/Support
86
Reader Rating1 Vote
82
What I Like
Self-propelled variable speed drive
Good range of 7 cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm
Powerful 60 volt batteries that power share across the range
Easy to clean with hose wash port
Strong aluminium deck
What I Don't Like
You must have the mower serviced by Hayter each year to keep your warranty
No option to mulch the grass cuttings
High initial upfront investment
Longer charge times with standard supplied charger
Replacement batteries are costly – 6.0Ah: £250 – 7.5Ah: £300
83
My Overall Rating

Summary

Hayter Osprey 46 60V cordless Review

The Hayter Osprey 46 is a cordless lawn mower, powered by a 60v 6.0Ah battery that will provide enough runtime to cut a large lawn up to 500m² (7.5Ah battery up to 900m2). It has a 46cm cutting width and 7 cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 70mm and a variable speed drive between 1.9 and 2.2mph. This mower comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s domestic warranty when serviced annually by an authorised Hayter dealer.

Hayter is known for its high-quality equipment and the Hayter Osprey 46 60V cordless mower is no exception. If you have a large sized garden and want the power of petrol combined with the convenience of cordless, then this is a machine well worth considering.

With a 46cm steel deck, seven cutting heights and a choice of mowing modes, you’re getting a good degree of versatility. On top of this, the Hayter Osprey 46 is beautifully easy to use with a push button start and a quick release grass collection bag.

If all of that wasn’t enough, could the self-propelled drive be enough to tempt you? Or perhaps the “power boost” function that both saves energy and delivers just the right power for the conditions. There’s so much to love about this cordless tool and in my Hayter Osprey 46 review, I’ll be taking you through a deep dive of all the features. Let’s not waste any more time and get started.

Main Features

  • Cutting deck: 46cm
  • Self-propelled variable speed drive
  • 60v lithium-ion battery available in 2.5Ah, 6.0Ah and 7.5Ah
  • Choice of standard or fast charger packages
  • Suitable for lawns up to 500m² (900m² with 7.5Ah battery)
  • Folding handles
  • Grass collection bag: 55 litre
  • Cutting heights: 7 (25mm to 70mm)
  • Weight: 29kg (without battery)
  • Durable steel deck
  • Cut and collect or rear discharge

Features In Detail

Power System and Batteries

Hayter Osprey 46 60V Power System and Batteries

Many people are still under the impression that a cordless lawn mower couldn’t possibly rival the power of a petrol mower. But Hayter changes all of that with the Hayter Osprey 46 which boasts the power of a small petrol engine.

Running on a smooth brushless motor and a 60v battery, you’ve got something that is going to offer up an amazing performance. What’s more, you’ve got choices when it comes to the battery. The Hayter Osprey 46 is available with either a 2.5Ah, 6.0Ah or 7.5Ah battery. That said, I wouldn’t recommend going for the 2.5Ah. While this might be more affordable, it doesn’t have the get up and go or runtime to match the needs of a 500 square metre lawn.

What is great about the batteries is that they can be power shared with other tools in the Hayter range. So, if you already have a stack of these, you can simply buy the bare tool. The batteries used to power this range of Hayter cordless mowers are also compatible with Toro’s Flex-Force Power System, again adding even more flexibility to this mower.

The Hayter Osprey 46 is supplied with a battery charger that will refill the battery with juice in around three hours. Honestly, there are quicker chargers out there, but this one benefits from excellent battery care and will charge to give the battery the longest service life. What’s more, your battery comes with a three year warranty which is a nice touch. You could opt to purchase the 5.5Amp fast charger that will reduce the charge time by around 35-40%, but this will set you back an additional £80 to £90.

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Deck and Blade

I mentioned earlier that Hayter is known for producing high quality equipment, so when you learn about the steel deck on the Hayter Osprey 46, that’s easy to see. While steel does make this mower a little heavier at 29kg without the battery, it is far more durable. If you have a slightly more rugged garden, it’ll easily withstand the challenges of this.

Having a steel deck, just like its petrol counterparts, allows this mower to have the added benefit of a hose wash port. Simply connect your garden hose to the deck, run the mower’s blade and watch the mower clean itself in no time.

Cutting Diameter

The Hayter Osprey 46 is suitable for medium to large sized lawns that measure up to 500 square metres. The 46cm cutting deck is perfectly suited to this. What’s more, the lawn mower is designed to easily move around obstacles such as trees and posts.

Handles

Everything about the Hayter Osprey 46 60V cordless offers convenience and that is certainly the case where the handles are concerned. The padded handles, the OPC and clutch bar are all similar to those of a petrol mower and the speed control is also within easy reach.

Furthermore, the handles will fold down, lessening the profile of the mower and therefore, making it easier to store.

Height Adjustment

Hayter Osprey 46 60V Height Adjustment

Having a good selection of cutting heights is imperative in getting your lawn just how you like it, especially at different times during the mowing season. It’s good news then, that the Hayter Osprey 46 comes with a choice of seven cutting heights ranging between 25mm and 70mm.

These cutting heights can be altered using a simple hand lever which is quick and convenient. But what’s really special about this mower is that by setting the cutting height just a little higher than the length of your lawn, the Hayter Osprey 46 will make light work of removing leaves; talk about multifunctional!

Roller (Stripes)

There is no rear roller on this Hayter Osprey 46 60V. If you are looking for a Hayter cordless mower with a rear roller for a stripped lawn appearance, then you may want to consider the Hayter Harrier 48 VS.

Grass Collection Bag

The Hayter Osprey 46 comes with a 55 litre grass collection bag, which has a handy feature that allows you to lift it from and through the handlebar. This is far easier and less stressful, especially when you find yourself having to empty the grass box more often, for example, when the grass is longer at the start of the season.

It’s a fabric grass box which does mean it is a little less durable. But on the plus side, it’s far easier to store and the airflow and collection is superior.

If you don’t want to go with the cut and collect option, then there’s always the rear discharge method so there’s a little versatility in this mower. Although I was disappointed at the lack of a mulching plug.

Performance

Hayter Osprey 46 60V Grass Box

The Hayter Osprey 46 cordless mower performs exceptionally well and one of the first things that jumped out at me was the Power Boost tech. This automatically adjusts the power based on the lawn conditions. It’ll give it a much needed boost when on uneven or rugged ground, but will turn it down when things are smoother. This not only makes mowing much easier but also saves energy and improved runtime. You do have the option to manually switch to permanent Power Boost mode, this is particularly useful when you know the entire job will be tough going.

You’ll also benefit from the Hayter Osprey 46’s self-propelled drive which just makes mowing easier all around. It features adjustable speeds between 1.9mph and 2.2mph. That’s a little slower than the average walking speed, but it allows you greater control while mowing.

Practicalities

I love that the Hayter Osprey 46 60V cordless mower comes with a good amount of features that make it very practical and easy to use. For example, there’s a hose wash port which makes cleaning the mower super simple and you won’t need to worry about putting in any graft after you’ve just mowed the lawn. This isn’t a feature you would usually see on a cordless mower, so the fact that Hayter has added it is quite the innovation.

Furthermore, this lawn mower benefits from a push button start. If you’ve moved over from using a petrol mower with a pull start, then this will surely be a gamechanger for you. What’s more, with no fumes, low noise and maintenance, it’s far more eco-friendly than your old petrol machine!

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Mulching

This feature is not available on this model which is somewhat of a shame. You do have the option to rear discharge the grass cuttings in addition to cut and collect.

Hayter Osprey 46 60V User Manual

You can download the Hayter Osprey 46 60V user manual.

What’s Included in the Box

Included in the kit you with receive the following:

  • 1 x Hayter Osprey 46
  • Battery (optional 6.0Ah or 7.5Ah)
  • Battery charger (standard or fast)
  • User manual

Hayter Osprey 46 60V Model Comparison Table

Bare Tool - NO Battery or Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 cordless 60v Lawnmower * Bare Tool * (CODE613A)
6.0Ah Battery/Standard Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 6Ah Battery &...
6.0Ah Battery/Fast Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 6Ah Battery &...
7.5Ah Battery/Standard Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 7.5Ah Battery &...
7.5Ah Battery/Fast Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 7.5Ah Battery &...
Battery Supplied
None
6.0Ah
6.0Ah
7.5Ah
7.5Ah
Lawn Coverage (up to)
N/A
500m2
500m2
900m2
900m2
Standard Charger Included (2 Amp)
Fast Charger Included (5.5 Amp)
Cutting Width
46cm
46cm
46cm
46cm
46cm
Deck Material
Steel
Steel
Steel
Steel
Steel
Cutting Heights
7 (25 - 70mm)
7 (25 - 70mm)
7 (25 - 70mm)
7 (25 - 70mm)
7 (25 - 70mm)
Self-propelled
Variable Speed
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Mulching Plug
Rear Roller
Price
£440.00
£825.00
£865.00
£899.00
£939.00
Bare Tool - NO Battery or Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 cordless 60v Lawnmower * Bare Tool * (CODE613A)
Battery Supplied
None
Lawn Coverage (up to)
N/A
Standard Charger Included (2 Amp)
Fast Charger Included (5.5 Amp)
Cutting Width
46cm
Deck Material
Steel
Cutting Heights
7 (25 - 70mm)
Self-propelled
Variable Speed
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Mulching Plug
Rear Roller
Price
£440.00
More Information
6.0Ah Battery/Standard Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 6Ah Battery &...
Battery Supplied
6.0Ah
Lawn Coverage (up to)
500m2
Standard Charger Included (2 Amp)
Fast Charger Included (5.5 Amp)
Cutting Width
46cm
Deck Material
Steel
Cutting Heights
7 (25 - 70mm)
Self-propelled
Variable Speed
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Mulching Plug
Rear Roller
Price
£825.00
More Information
6.0Ah Battery/Fast Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 6Ah Battery &...
Battery Supplied
6.0Ah
Lawn Coverage (up to)
500m2
Standard Charger Included (2 Amp)
Fast Charger Included (5.5 Amp)
Cutting Width
46cm
Deck Material
Steel
Cutting Heights
7 (25 - 70mm)
Self-propelled
Variable Speed
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Mulching Plug
Rear Roller
Price
£865.00
More Information
7.5Ah Battery/Standard Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 7.5Ah Battery &...
Battery Supplied
7.5Ah
Lawn Coverage (up to)
900m2
Standard Charger Included (2 Amp)
Fast Charger Included (5.5 Amp)
Cutting Width
46cm
Deck Material
Steel
Cutting Heights
7 (25 - 70mm)
Self-propelled
Variable Speed
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Mulching Plug
Rear Roller
Price
£899.00
More Information
7.5Ah Battery/Fast Charger
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 7.5Ah Battery &...
Battery Supplied
7.5Ah
Lawn Coverage (up to)
900m2
Standard Charger Included (2 Amp)
Fast Charger Included (5.5 Amp)
Cutting Width
46cm
Deck Material
Steel
Cutting Heights
7 (25 - 70mm)
Self-propelled
Variable Speed
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Mulching Plug
Rear Roller
Price
£939.00
More Information

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Pros and Cons

As I said earlier, there are many advantages to this lawn mower but there are a few downsides. Let me explain both so you know what you are getting and if this is the best option for you.

Pros
  • Cordless self-propelled variable speed drive
  • Good range of 7 cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm
  • Powerful 60 volt batteries that power share across the range
  • Strong steel deck
  • Easy to clean with hose wash port
  • Collects leaves from the lawn
  • Super easy height adjustment
  • Power boost technology – power when needed that extends battery runtime
  • Excellent 2-year warranty (must be serviced by Hayter authorised dealer)
  • Spare parts and support readily available in the UK
Cons
  • You must have the mower serviced by Hayter each year to keep your warranty
  • No option to mulch the grass cuttings
  • Longer charge times with standard charger
  • Replacement batteries are costly (6.0Ah: £250 / 7.5Ah: £300)
  • High initial upfront investment

 

Should You Buy This Hayter Osprey 46 Cordless Mower?

Hayter Osprey 46 60V Review

Are you looking to change to a cordless mower without losing the power and performance of your current petrol model? If your answer is yes, then I’d highly recommend the Hayter Osprey 46. It’s got everything you’d expect from a petrol mower without the emissions, noise and complicated use or maintenance.

What’s more, I think this is a great choice for people who have a larger sized lawn that’s a little more rough and ready than a perfectly manicured garden. With self-propelled variable speed drive and power boost technology, this lawn mower will handle a variety of conditions with ease.

The Hayter Osprey 46 Cordless Mower is best suited for:

  • People with lawns up to 900m2 in size (with 7.5Ah battery). Recommended for 500m2 lawns with standard 6.0Ah battery.
  • Those who want a cordless self-propelled variable speed drive.
  • Those that like to power share batteries with other Hayter garden tools and Toro’s Flex-Force Power System.
  • People who want generous 7 cutting heights that range from 25mm to 70mm.
  • Those that want a petrol alterative and do not want to store oil and fuel.
  • People that do NOT want to create a stripped lawn appearance.
  • Those who like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden.
  • People who like to purchase a trusted premium brand with good after sales support.

 

Hayter Osprey 46 60V Conclusion

Conclusion

Hayter lawn mowers are typically a little more expensive than other brands, but this price is reflected in both the quality and performance of these machines. The Hayter Osprey 46 60v cordless mower is a super convenient, powerful, and easy to use cordless mower that puts a lot of others to shame. I’ve been very impressed with it and despite some very minor flaws, it’s a lawn mower I have no qualms in recommending.

Where Should I Purchase This Mower?

Whilst Amazon do sell Hayter Mowers, I would recommend purchasing from Mowers Online as they provide excellent advice and support. They also have some fantastic discounts periodically, so click the link below to see the latest pricing for this mower.


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Hayter Osprey 46 613A – 7.5Ah Battery & Quick Charger

Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 7.5Ah Battery &...
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 7.5Ah Battery &...
Easy to empty grassbag can be lifted through the handlebars.; Set the power at the highest setting for event tougher conditions.
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Hayter Osprey 46 613A – 6.0Ah Battery & Charger

Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 6Ah Battery &...
Hayter Osprey 46 613A Battery Rotary Mower 46cm c/w 6Ah Battery &...
Easy to empty grassbag can be lifted through the handlebars.; Set the power at the highest setting for event tougher conditions.
£825.00

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Hayter Osprey 46 613A – Bare Tool

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Hayter Osprey 46 Cordless FAQs

Does the Hayter Osprey 46 60v come with batteries and charger?

Yes and no, either 6.0Ah or 7.5Ah batteries need to be purchased separately or the mower can be purchased as a kit with the battery and charger supplied.

What size lawn is the Hayter Osprey 46 60V designed for?

6.0Ah battery is designed for lawns up to 500m2, 7.5Ah battery for lawns up to 900m2.

Is the Hayter Osprey 46 cordless mower self-propelled?

Yes, it is self-propelled with variable speed drive.

What are the adjustable speeds?

Between 1.9 - 2.2 mph (3.05 - 3.54 kph ).

Is this Hayter Osprey 46 60v available without the batteries?

Yes, you can purchase this mower with or without the battery.

How many safety keys are supplied with this mower?

Only 1. Spares can be purchased from Hayter.

Does the Hayter Osprey 46 60v leave stripes on the lawn?

No, there is NO rear roller on this mower.

Does the Hayter Osprey 46 cordless mower have a mulching function?

No.

Do the batteries fit other Hayter tools?

Yes, the batteries are exchangeable with other 60V power tools from Hayter (part of the Flex-Force Power System®).

Does the Hayter Osprey 46 60V cut to the edge?

Yes, the best it can thanks to the deck design.


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Additional Specifications


Additional Specifications
Working Area 6.0Ah battery: 500m2 – 7.5Ah battery: 900m2
Cutting width 46cm
Cutting height steps 7
Cutting height max 70mm
Cutting height min 25mm
Cutting height adjustment Central
Collector volume 55L
Battery Type Bare tool or 60V 6.0AH/7.5Ah
Hose wash port Yes
Variable Speed Yes – 1.9 – 2.2mph
Deck Material Aluminium
Right or left start switch Left and Right
Foldable handles Yes
Battery power indicator Yes
Grass bag filling indicator No
Roller No
Manufacturer Warranty  2 years domestic (3 years on batteries)
Weight 29kg without a battery

Lawnmower Product Expert, Reviewer and Author at EasyLawnMowing.co.uk | 01284 615144 | info@easylawnmowing.co.uk | Website | + posts

As a seasoned expert in the field of garden power tools, I have dedicated over a decade to working with and reviewing a wide variety of lawn mowers. My extensive experience has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the benefits and limitations of different types of mowers and garden tools.

Over the years, I have honed my skills in writing informative articles and creating helpful videos for various blogs and publications. This has given me the ability to not only recognise what makes a good lawn mower, but also to help you choose the perfect garden tool for your specific needs and requirements.

With my wealth of knowledge and expertise, I am confident that I can provide you with valuable insights and recommendations when it comes to selecting the right lawn mower for your lawn. So, whether you're looking for a battery cordless, electric, petrol, or robotic mower, you can trust in my expertise to guide you towards the best option for your garden.

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