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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..http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/hayterette-roughcut-petrol-mower-/131850344419...

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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.

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Hayterettes are fantastic

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