Not designed to turn cut grass into Lawn
The Briggs and Stratton electric motor is performs better than any of of the 4-stroke mower versions that I have used in the past. It will cut grass, and it is easy to maneuver on the showroom floor.
the long nose at the front of the mower digs into the grass making difficult to push when mowing buffalo grass or grass that has horizontal shoots, and it is no good in corners.
The blade is too small for the frame and the wheels are wider than the frame, so it cannot cut close to edges
The height adjustment on the handle is not designed ...
Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $899.00.
If only the battery didn't die after 8 months
Initially I loved this mower as it was light with a steel chassis. After 8 months the battery wouldn't fully charge. It would charge to 3 blue lights on the battery indicator only giving me 5 minutes mowing time. A replacement battery costs between $250-$370 according to whether you go the 2 or 4 amp version which I was not willing to risk spending more money and getting the same problem so I took it back to Bunnings and swapped it for a petrol lawn mower.
Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
Really good alternative to my petrol mower
I've had my 82 Volt mower for a couple of months, and I think it's great, very light weight, batteries last a long time, I mow my grass on the 3rd setting as I like to keep my grass thicker during the summer months, it mulches very well too. It's extremely quiet too. The only thing is it does not cut as finely as my old mower, but it had a quad cut blade system, so you have to expect a bit of difference there I suppose. Overall I'm very happy with it, we will have to see how it goes for the long term.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Poor quality, already falling apart
Its now just a "Vic"...because the "ta" fell off.
Runs well enough but doesn't pick up the grass and bogs down easily.
We live in Nth QLD, it was great in winter when the grass grew slowly but now in summer it can't get through the lawn, even on a high cut setting, I hade to break out my 23 year old Honda to get the job done so its a "winter only" Mower.
Disappointing from a Aussie product, but when you see the "made in China" stickers on the mower itself you understand why its cheap and rubbish.
Should have bought a Stihl :(
Within six months of purchase the batteries were useless, wouldn't run the mower for more than 5 minutes. Returned it to Bunnings for a refund and I bought another Honda.
Purchased in July 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $850.00.
Very good, with one flaw.
The complaints about the skirt dragging on the ground/grass on the lowest 2 settings are valid and they make the mower heavy to push at those settings especially if the grass is 'spongy'. It doesn't happen if you don't cut the grass short but it would affect most people at the height they mow a nice lawn. I fixed it by altering the blade mount to induce a slight bend in the blade to lower the blade tips by about 1/2". This isn't good for the public to do because of possible safety risk of messing with blade mount.
Other than that its a fantasti...
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $893.00.
A fearsome beast but heavy for older folk.
Owned my new Victa battery powered lawnmower 21'' for under a week. Got off to a bad start, literally speaking, because one of the batteries was a complete dud that not even Bunnings could get to charge. Bunnings replaced it.
Mower seems to have power in abundance especially compared to my Victa enviromower. But I found the mower heavy especially with a heavier longer-charge battery so it means using the lighter shorter-charge battery on the hilly bits.
Big catcher. Battery re-charge time seems under 30 mins (haven't calculated) which gives ...me enormous flexibility over the environmower's overnight charge and a bit battery. So ... so far so good. Biggest thing the mower seems to have going for it is the power. PS it's much noisier than the environmower.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $929.00.
Never again sorry
Had high hope for this mower but was greatly disappointed. The positives are plenty of power, light weight, good battery run time. The negatives are the lowest setting the mower drags on the ground making pushing very demanding. The next setting the cut is to high. The worst of all is the refusal to pick up clippings even when very dry, just leaves it behind like with a mulching plug in. You would think the manufacturer would have done a bit more field research before releasing a dud. No way I be tempted to buy another electric mower again
Purchased in June 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $899.00.
Because of stage 4 lockdowns my gardener hadn't been able to come & mow my lawns. Being a widow i needed something that was easy to use. After extensive research & lawn getting worse i decided on the Victa 82V, 21" wide cut. Bought it from bunnings which inc 2 2AH batteries & charger for $929.00. From opening the box to assembly, to completely mowing the backyard lawn it took me 2.5 hrs. Being unfamiliar within this area, as my partner mowed while i gardened, the Manual for assembly could've been more detailed but otherwise i highly recommended this product. Am now looking at buying the Victa whipper snipper.
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $929.00.
Good quality, very satisfied
Setup was a breeze. Cuts well. I like the metal deck, the quality is good. Battery charges fast and so far it lasts well enough. I won’t be going back to petrol after this.
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $695.00.
Pretty good. better than expected.
We've had ours about 2 years. The missus loves the fact that she doesn't have to be a 2 stroke whisperer to get it started. Mows our tough Queensland lawn pretty well. Will do about 120m2 before it conks out. That's most of our lawn. Have a cold drink and finish it off later. We'll invest in the whipper snipper one day, but the batteries are expensive. Batteries + electric motor are definitely the future. They'll only get better.
Purchased in September 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.00.
Good battery powered mower
I bought the 18" cutting area so the battery wouldn't be overloaded trying to cut too much grass in one run. I use a 50% overlap of the previous mowed area. The engine definitely picks up pace when the going gets heavy and then reverts to a slower pace when not required, very clever! The metal cutting rim is much better than the previous plastic rim of the old mower, cut grass doesn't stick to it as much. I have very large grassed areas so need to do a recharge to finish. Recharging is very fast and only needs an hour before I can do the second...half. Time for a cup of tea and a biscuit. My biggest gripe is the round safety handle and it still feels uncomfortable after 6 months of use. Basic design rules would say to have an inset into the sponge wrap around the handle or have the safety handle flat where it requires you to hold it. The mulching does so well I don't use the catcher at all. Like someone reported earlier, it could do with a lower height notch.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
Replaced an old Enviromower, which required two batteries to get around the lawn, this does front & back (about 350sq,m) on one charge. We mulch always so catcher not used ever. No probs with cutting height but we do use the lowest. Noisier than the old one, but more powerful and maybe 30% wider cut? so faster. Build quality is average, handle flexes a bit but doesn't really affect it in use.
Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
Love the battery power
Love the concept and the battery life. Does a good mow but I find it hard to push through lush buffalo that is fairly short. Also the height adjustment seemed to be reversed so there was little adjustment at the lower end with multiples at the top end. I had to file a notch for the preferred height. All in all good exercise.
Purchased in November 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.
I have been thinking about purchasing the 21inch 82v Victa mower over the past 18months as I have the hedger, blower and line timmer which I like. But I have good 21 inch petrol mower and so have been hesitant about buying it. Any way the day before I bought it, I had mowed all of my lawn, impulse buy. But after getting it home I still wanted to test it as some of the reviews stated that the mower did not mow lower enough and I also wanted to see how much of my lawn I could mow on one battery. Putting the mower together did not take much and as...I had batteries already charged, I tested it on a day old mowed lawn. As it is summer now I never mow to low anyway. My lawn is approximately 400 sqm and a combination of buffalo, couch, kikuyu and weeds, quite thick in some places. So I placed a fully charged battery in the mower, and firstly mowed with a height setting of 3. This just took the tips off my day old mowed lawn. So that surprised me from what I heard from some of the other reviews of not mowing low enough. Height setting 2, mowed a little too low for me but I re did the whole lawn again to test the battery time, hoping we would not get a blast of hot weather for the next few days. I did not test the catcher of this mower. I have sandy soil so I mulch. Findings; When removing the battery out of any of the victa 82v appliances, pushing the battery in against the springs in the battery compartment and then pushing the battery retaining switch in, releases the holding pressure on the switch, so makes it easier to push the battery retaining switch in. One Battery lasted about 20 minutes. I did my whole lawn using two batteries. On height setting 2, the mower body does scrap the lawn and so makes it harder to push, but I will be probably using height setting 3 most of the time. As mentioned by other reviewers, the blade height needs to be made lower when compared to the lower body of the mower. The mower does not mulch very well compared to my petrol mower, but I will be able to compare this once my lawn grows again and I recut. My lawn was dry at the time of mowing but the mower had to deal with the clippings cut the day before and the new clippings cut. The mower is lighter than my petrol but when using the lower height settings, the mower is just as hard to push as my petrol mower. The mower is quieter than my petrol mower. At this point in time I will not be getting rid of my petrol mower. More testing is needed.
Purchased in January 2020 for $849.00.
This may rival a petrol mower.
This replaced my Victa Enviromower, which is no longer available. This has a very similar chassis, handle, wheels, height adjustment to most petrol mowers. It is rated at 82 volts. The standard batteries are 2 amp/hour and I usually get my modest (130 square meters) lawn done on one or two batteries. It has all of the usual safety features . Separate key, battery needs to be locked in, dead mans type control. The catcher looks flimsy, so have never used it, but it works well as a mulching mower. The blades are floating, not fixed, so that redu...ces the chances of damaging the blades. The charger really does charge in about twenty minutes. I did contemplate getting bigger batteries, but ended up with three 2 A/H batteries from other purchases. I don't know why people complain about the cutting height. Any lower and the lawn is being scalped. The only step up would be a robot mower!
Purchased in June 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Questions & Answers
How to remove the battery my one stuck there try to pull it out but can’t
I was hoping to buy a Victa pole pruner as part of my kit but Bunnings doesn't seem to stock them and I read that Victa battery chainsaws (not quite the same thing) had been recalled so my question is...is Victa still making battery pole pruners available to the Australian market?
Why is my Victa battery charger making a horrible noise when either battery is inserted? If I pull it out and insert maybe 4 times it might go back to normal quieter charging. Then I put the charged one in to see what would happen - and there was the horrible noise again.
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|Category||Battery Lawn Mowers|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Features||Foldable Handle and Mulching Capability|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||533 mm|
|Height of Cut||17 mm to 80 mm|
|Number of Blades||1|
|Noise Level||60 dB|
|Running Time||90 min|
|Charging Time||0.5 hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton Nexcel 1200W Brushless Motor|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
- MPN: 1687892
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