Victa 82V 21" Wide Cut Mower

Victa 82V 21" Wide Cut Mower

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Victa 82V 21" Wide Cut Mower
3.7

58 reviews

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66%10%24%

Product is used
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Build Quality
3.4
Value for Money
3.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Noise Level
4.5
Safety
4.6
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
3.0
Battery Life
3.8
Decent run time on battery
Mulches well
Easily maneuverable
Cuts quite high

Reviews

58 reviews
Stuart V.
Stuart V.4 posts
 

Battery and warranty poor

Purchased may 2021. Warranty 2 years. Stopped working Sept 2023. In all that time it had been charged only 15 times and charger stopped working. Now out of warranty. God only knows where this will go. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Show details
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Trifin
TrifinHunter Region, NSW2 posts
 

Great battery and build quality ...BUT

This mower feels built to last. The battery life is amazing. The power of the cut is amazing.
BUT as other have said , the front section of the mower hangs too low and you are practically bulldozing grass as you struggle to push the mower. its only really good at a light cut as a result. I ended up buying a Makita mower but it is too gutless with its 36V. Show details
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reviewer2232
reviewer223269 posts
 

Uneven cut; batteries are rubbish

I bought one of these based on review. My experience is that it is heavy, digs in at the front, cuts unevenly and the batteries fail. I replaced two batteries in the warranty period because they loss cells and started to stop intermittently and only ran for 10 minutes. In comparison to Ego batteries they are far inferior. I reverted to an Ozito electric. So much lighter and cuts evenly. Show details
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Elliven
EllivenSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 

Suboptimal

I purchased a secondhand mower, a few years old. The batteries have held up reasonably well given the age but only getting about 15 mins run time per battery which means I change four times to do my yard. It's the quietest mower I have ever owned and the large wheels are easy to move.
I bought this mower thinking it would be lighter than my 15 year old Honda petrol mower but it weighs about the same, as another reviewer said the body design is terrbile, the blade sits too high inside the body and is too small meaning the cut width is only probably 19 inch. It's a bit under powered compared to my old petrol mower and needs to be pushed slowly to get a decent cut.
Overall this mower is a step backwards from my tired old Honda. Show details
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Wizz
Wizz5 posts
 

Mower is excellent 9, catcher gets a -4

As a mower it's really good, I got the blower as well which is excellent so I have two batteries which is handy if you forget to charge one when finished. The mower senses when it is working harder and picks up the revs, good feature. Batteries charge very quickly.

It's fine if you want to mulch, but the catcher let's this whole set up down completely. It will never fill more than about 10% before the shoot is blocked. Makes the whole thing a fail for me, could not recommend at all. Throw in the fact that the batteries are outrageously expensive - and from other reviews seem prone to failure, you'll pretty much be throwing the mower away when they die, it just would not be worth buying another one, let alone two batteries. Show details

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Tony
TonySydney, NSW12 posts
 

Brilliant

After owning many petrol and 2 electric mowers, nothing comes close to this one. It is fantastic. Incredibly well built. HUGE battery (my lawn uses about 20%). Incredible power. Automatic power increase with thick heavy grass.
It should be promoted more. Show details
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Tassie
TassieNorth-West & West coast, TAS6 posts
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James M
James MSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

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. Show details
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Glenn
GlennCentral Queensland, QLD3 posts
 

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. Show details
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Mark S.
Mark S.3 posts
 

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 :(

Update..
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. Show details

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Jeff
JeffLaunceston, TAS21 posts
 
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paulneri
paulneriKingston 2604, ACT64 posts
 
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Leigh
Leigh2 posts
 

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 Show details
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Suraya
SurayaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
 

Too Easy

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. Show details
Paul
PaulSydney, NSW3 posts
 

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. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Edw
Edw

hi, the battery is charged but starting the lawn mower only goes for 1-2 seconds than shuts down, why??

dianne t.
dianne t.

When batteries are below 65% only two green lights out of three show up and it won’t start. Charge batteries to 100% and it works. Is this normal as I was told to let batteries drain. But can’t do that as it won’t restart under 65/70% ???

Tony
Tony  

I've never had this issue. I always charge before using.

dianne t.
dianne t.  

So when you finish mowing and your batteries are, say, 70% charged … you still recharge to 100% to start next time ?

Mel
Mel

I have the Victa 82V 21" mower with a manufacture date of October 2018. It has worked well for years, has been in storage for a few months over winter, and now it does now work. The batteries work fine as my Vista brush cutter and leaf blower function well with the same batteries.

When I try to start the mower, I push the blue button, pull in the starter bar and all I get is a buzzing/clicking sound. It does not engage and start the engine. I took a video of this issue but not sure how to share it. Wonder if anyone has had a similar issue. I have tried removing and replacing the battery multiple times, brushes the connectors for the battery inside the mower. Can't see what else I can do.

Dave S.
Dave S.  
Mel
Mel  

OK thanks for that - I cannot get a warranty service, despite being under warranty, as I have since lost the receipt. Maybe the local mower guy will be able to fix it....

Details

Features:

  • The Victa 82V 21” Wide Cut Mower is a battery-operated lawn mower with up to 45 minutes of run time and a 30 to 60 minute charge time.
  • This mower can be started at the push of a button, so you don’t need to work up a sweat just to get your work started.
  • Choose anywhere between 2.5 and 8cm of cutting height when you mow, so that your lawn ends up looking just the way you want it.
  • You can store this mower upright, helping save precious space in your garage.
  • The mower comes with a 5-year limited domestic product warranty.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers appreciated the long run time on the battery, saying that they could easily get their yard work done within the run time of the mower. On top of this, they also said that it was quick to charge.
  • A number of users also said that the mower mulches well, so they didn’t really need to use the catcher.
  • Reviewers found that the mower was lightweight and simple to manoeuvre, letting them do large areas without getting too tired out.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers took issue with the cutting height of this mower. They said that even the lowest blade height was too high for their liking, and that it didn’t really cut much of their grass unless it was quite long.
CategoryBattery Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $929
Power SourceBattery (Removable)
FeaturesFoldable Handle and Mulching Capability
Catcher Type Collapsible
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width533 mm
Height of Cut17 mm to 80 mm
Number of Blades1
Noise Level 60 dB
Weight27.5 kg
Voltage 82 V
Running Time 90 min
Charging Time0.5 hours
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameBriggs & Stratton Nexcel 1200W Brushless Motor
Engine TypeLithium-Ion Battery
BrandBriggs & Stratton
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