The Harrier range, manufactured by Hayter, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Since launching its original model in 1970, the Harrier has won various accolades through the years, including the prestigious BAGMA award; in 1998 the Harrier was awarded the ‘Product of the Decade’ title, after a nationwide dealership vote.
In 1960, the Hayter company was granted the Royal Warrant for the supply of machinery to HM Queen Elizabeth II, an honour that is still retained, 60 years later.
Craig Hoare, sales and marketing manager at Hayter, says: “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.