Simple to push around
Doesn't cut very low
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I love this mower!! I have a big lawn to cut every two weeks and should have purchased an electric mower years ago. I'm very surprised about negative reports about how long the battery lasts between charges, I can do the whole lawn back and front on one charge which is 5 bars. Takes less that 20 min to recharge from one bar to five. I do keep the battery in a cupboard inside the house maybe leaving it in a garage affects the longevity of the battery??
Agree that the gap from the lowest grass cutting setting to the next highest setting is too ...
An absolute champion!
I bought this on the recommendation of Choice magazine. it was their only recommended electric mower under $1000. I've been very happy with the purchase.
I had a Briggs and Stratton petrol mower before this. I'm constantly surprised at how light and easy to handle the Victa is. I can get the same amount of mowing done and save about a quarter of the time, plus I don't even break a sweat after 45 minutes of pushing it around.
This is also very powerful. I mow over tree clippings to mulch them and this handles even light branches (as thick as y...our little finger) and very rarely stalls. My lawn is a mixture of grass and strong weeds but this powers through all of that green stuff with no problem. It's so quiet that people can be sleeping inside the house and I don't wake them when mowing. It's also surprisingly nice not to smell like petrol afterwards. I usually use the mulch plug, so I don't have any comment on the catcher. The battery usually lasts me right on 50 minutes. It also has a fast charge when it's empty, so you can pop it the charger in for 10 minutes and have a short break, then mow for another 30 minutes again after that.
Purchased in May 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
So, so much better then petrol mowers
After an aborted, brief ownership of a Masport 450 ST 58v mower, I purchased this Victa. Basically, I couldn't be happier - the Victa has exceeded my expectations on every count.
I can mow all my lawns in ~30 mins using 3 of the 4 bars on the 2amp std battery. I also purchased the optional 4amp battery, but am yet to use it. I would recommend trialing the mower with the std 2amp battery first, and then only purchasing additional batteries if required.
The mower is astoundingly quiet - noticeably more so than the Masport 450 (maybe 2/3rds ...of the Masport's noise level) and night and day quieter than my old Rover 4-stroke. The Victa's mulching function is outstanding - better then the Masport, which left trails of cuttings and was no better than my old non-mulching Rover when used without the catcher. I would not recommend the Masport 450 for mulching. The Victa leaves no discernible evidence of cut grass behind. Some of the criticisms below regarding a number of design flaws have me perplexed. Especially the criticism of the Victa's handle folding system. They are dead easy to fold for storage, having two separate "break" points. The upper hinge is near-instantaneous to fold and the lower hinge at the actual mower body requires only two wing nuts to undo, press the arms inwards and fold - probably 10-15 seconds at most of non-effort. Hardly "highly inconvenient". The storage system works fine, quickly and with minimal effort.
Purchased in April 2021 at Eastside Mowers Mornington, Tas. for $629.00.
Not good for buffalo grass
Although it does a number of things well, it also has a couple of serious design flaws.
The mower is not suitable for mowing buffalo grass.
The first problem is that the mower has a large gap between the bottom two blade height positions. The lowest position is too low for buffalo grass, and the next position is too high. Over time, using the second position raises the overall grass height (ie it develops a thatch) because the mower is too light to force itself down onto the grass to consistently cut a fixed height from ground level. The res...ult is that over several months the overall grass height slowly increases (eg from about 35mm to 50mm or more) which blocks pop-up lawn sprinklers and raises the grass level above garden edging etc. Trying to remove the thatch is then almost impossible. If you lower the mower to the lowest setting, the two lower front corners of the mower deck dig into the spongy mass of buffalo grass, making pushing the mower impossible. The lowered areas bog down into the grass. I have tried raising the deck to a position between the first and second notches (which tends to move a bit as there is no slot to hold the deck there); this allows the deck to be pushed (with a lot of effort as it still digs in a bit), but the reduced air inflow from under the deck means that the grass does not pick up and go into the catcher very well, so tends to block the exit chute and leave cut grass everywhere.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $605.00.
So many design faults
❌ Only the top half of the handles fold.
(You have to unscrew the nuts to fold at the base which is highly inconvenient when you need to store or to carry in the back of a wagon)
❌ Blades set too high in skirt AND Skirt sits too low so it drags in the grass on low height settings.
(You have to set on the closest setting to get a decent cut on cooch or saltene and the skirt drags making it difficult to push)
❌ Height adjust slots poorly chosen
(Too many slots at max height - not enough at min height)
❌ Blades give insufficient air flow AND Ca...
Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
Cuts ok when it decided to start
Good mower cut all grass well .but mine won’t always start even with full battery. I give it five or six try’s walk away come back in ten minutes and it starts .very frustrating. Might trade back to petrol.
Purchased in January 2021 at eBay.
Worst mower I have ever used
Bought the mower from Bunnings. Absolutely no power compared to other battery mowers I have used. Rips up random parts of the lawn (not due to height but due to not enough power & horrible blades). Went over the same part 3 times & still didn’t get a clean cut. Do not waste your money. Worst $600 I have ever spent.
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
This transformed lawn care for me!
I love, love, love this mower. I used to absolutely detest mowing - I hated the noise, petrol hassles and smell, smoke, trying to start the damn thing without having a heart attack from a ripcord designed for longer, stronger arms - and this mower has completely transformed lawn care for me. I researched extensively to find a mower to suit my needs as I was planting a new lawn and wanted a good result. I wanted clean, quiet, hassle free, and because I am a slender 5'4" female I needed it to be lightweight. I also wanted the steel base rather th...an plastic like other brands because I'm a chick who likes tools that last the distance! And this is a long term investment. It's a lot lighter than a petrol steel mower. I wanted double blades for a better, smoother cut. So this is perfect. I have 2 lawns - one is small 40m2 Sir Walter Buffalo which I mow short on second lowest setting to get rid of those ugly summer seed heads; the other is a 100m2 Rye/Fescue blend that I sowed recently which I mow on 3rd highest setting and it looks sooooo lush. It's a beautiful neat finish on both lawns. Battery still has 2 lights after mowing both. It's so easy to use even on a hilly part of my lawn, turns well without pulling up the new blades and doesn't get away from me on the down slope and easy enough to push on the up slope. The mulcher works so well on the Sir Walter lawn that I can't even see any mulched grass on the surface. I use the catcher on the Rye/Fescue lawn and it works fine - I'm not sure why some people have issues - and it's a breeze to load and empty, unlike complaints I read for other brands, which put me off them. I mow before it gets too long - especially the new lawn - so I never fill the catcher even halfway - probably because it's still a fairly new lawn. I only mow when the grass is quite dry. I like that the front and back wheels are aligned so I don't get those extra wheel marks like some other brands, also it mows close to edge. The battery clip for removal was very stiff to press down on first time, I had trouble working out how to remove the battery and the instructions weren't clear, but once I figured it out it all was fine after that. The Victa brand on the steel base was covered with contact (for packaging purposes I assume) that had stronger adhesive than necessary and pulled a couple of the vinyl letters loose when I removed it but they stuck back on easily enough. I only noticed and removed the contact when I saw fine bits of grass getting stuck under it. I think it would be better to have a solid aluminium logo instead to represent this classic Aussie brand, but that doesn't affect the usability of the product. I read the manual and there were a couple of things to bear in mind that were really handy for me: don't go too fast or the mower speed slows down and it's not as effective; there is a 3 second delay on start - push button and hold for a couple of seconds before squeezing bar; it won't start over long grass (in case anyone is trying to troubleshoot starts); if grass is too long - mow on a higher setting first, then a lower setting. I would never have thought of that last one, who wants to mow twice? But I'm sure it's way quicker than battling the jungle in one hit. Anyway...now I love my lawn and lawn care is a breeze - about 20 mins. Years of mowing hell to sheer bliss, what can I say? I now live in a place of zero pollution so for me battery is the only way to go. No more breathing foul fumes. Attached pic was taken today after mowing yesterday. My li'l pooch is wondering why on earth I'm sprawled on the grass, trying to get that low shot but doesn't that grass look great!!
Purchased in December 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $590.00.
I purchased this mower from Bunnings a couple of years ago. My experience with it is, you use it on a
regular bases eg; every 2 weeks as, yes it does not like wet grass and long grass clogs the ejection hole and will need to be cleared often. The battery I received with the mower is great for the whipper and I purchased a larger battery which will last an hour. I found the mower to be a great item and am very happy with it.
Terrible mower and worse customer service from Victa
Let’s lead with Victa’s customer service, which is dreadful. They have a customer service line but if you call them be prepared for rudeness and sarcasm. They’re not at all interested in helping their customers or providing solutions.
Accurate fact - does not cut grass well and leaves behind a lot of clippings. I’ve tried everything (low, high, slow, ensure lawn not wet etc) but it just doesn’t do a good job and my lawn always looks like the worst in the street despite paying for what Victa says is a premium model. Charge does not last for front and back yard. Worst mower I’ve ever owned. Wish I’d never bought it.
Purchased for $600.00.
Ok for tiny lawns
Get this mower if you have a tiny lawn - like the kind of property where your roofs are almost touching and you have about 2m to your back fence. It’ll do for that size and the piece of council land out front that you have to keep tidy. Anything larger and you’ll have to invest into at least 2 batteries to get any decent size lawn mowed. With a bit of luck you’ll run out of juice at the same time the second one is full again. Otherwise I can guarantee after taking 4 hours to mow your lawn because you have to wait that long for each charge you w...ill run out of juice with one last strip to mow - guaranteed! Oh and you’ll be stopping every few minutes to clear the blockage from the catcher... unless you don’t mind just not using one. The only good things are that it is light, quiet and doesn’t smell. All things I would gladly trade for being able to mow my lawn in one go.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.
Has a few design issues but motor is redeeming feature.
The good: motor is brilliant. Powerful and quiet. Finish of mower is good as well. Wheels and ancillaries are good as we'll. The bad. Lightweight chassis easily warped i.e. the height spring as fixed causes chassis to twist slightly..better when the spring is removed. Blade height is ridiculous..high up inside chassis so either doesn't' cut anything or on lowest setting the chassis skirt scrapes on the ground/grass..have packed out the blade/ motor mount by couple of washes to get good cutting height on no 2 height setting. Also if any damp/wet...grass then cogs instantly. Am going to replace blades with Victa 600 blades which should fix the issue as have bigger lift on the blade and should push more air through the catcher. Its a promising lawnmower absolutely ruined by poor development. Will persevere tho and I will end up with a good battery mower. I feel most people will be disappointed overall considering the money paid.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $600.00.
I purchased this mower from Bunnings for $599, 2 months ago, to cut the grass on our 730 metre block at our shack. As I'm elderly, I find the weight of the mower easy enough to push through the grass. My old 35 year old 4 stroke petrol mower was getting a bit too heavy for me. The power of the 82v motor is more than sufficient to cut light grass 20cm high. My major complaint is the battery lasts only15 to 20 minutes and then takes 30 minutes to charge again.
Before I purchased the mower, I asked a female employee at Bunnings the cost of purchas...
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
Poor battery performance
I purchased this mower about 20 months ago. I have a medium sized lawn and rarely mow it - I have used it maybe 12 times. Originally the battery would last for the front and back lawns - now I can only get half way through the front lawn before it is dead. I would have to charge 3 times to do both lawns. The motor now struggles (almost stops) when the lawn gets a little thick. Disappointing for a 82 V mower.
Purchased in December 2018 at Bunnings - Morley for $499.00.
Earth friendly mower!!
Well this mower is pretty good! When cutting the grass it is very quiet. The machine is very light not heavy to move around the garden. It is easy to manauver around the corner of the garden. It is electric so no petrol smell around the garden. And it is better for the environment. I highly recommend this lawnmower
Purchased in March 2020 for $519.00.
Questions & Answers
We are moving house and I would like to put the mower back in its box. How do I lower the both sections of the handle to fit it in the box. Thank you
First fold the handles down using the quick release on each side. Loosen the plastic nuts where the handles meet the mower base. You can do this far enough to dislodge the handles from the locating pins in the bracket on the base. Then you can fold the handles forward.
That way, the handles will sit fairly compactly without having to remove the controller and cables. Whether it will fit into the carton is subject to trying it!
Many thanks - will give it a go.
Is it possible to lower the blades on a Victa 18 inch, 82V cordless. It cuts too high on the low setting. If so, by how much can the blades be lowered?
I haven't attempted to do this yet so it is untested. It might be possible to add a few mm by using some washers or better, an additional piece of flat plate under the mounting plate for the blades when you unscrew the central bolt. That is likely to need an impact driver to remove.
Another mod I will be doing is to use an angle grinder to slice off some of the skirt ahead of the front wheels to provide some clearance.
These are such obvious design faults...
Did you check your manual or contact the service people for an answer
My problem is the same as some other’s detailed above, doesn’t cut low enough without dragging and pulling up the grass runners. I checked the manual and contacted service who said to contact their dealer. The dealer told me there was nothing they could do about it and that it was a bad design. I’ve considered the problem and believe that by adding a 10mm to 12 mm spacer inside the central tube using a 10mm x 50 mm bolt to lock it up, could solve it. But there is a warranty consideration. What does everyone else think?
Where in Perth can I buy replacement blades? The blades from Bunnings are too short even though they are for 18" mower
Those are specifically for the 18V lithium ion mower. They are identical to the original equipment.
Are you sure you are not referring to other Victa 18" blades - the sort suitable for petrol driven model??
Thanks Moggy, I think I may have had the wrong specs. This will help, thanks
Get an answer from our members and Victa representatives
- The Victa 82V Power Cut 883241 Push Mower is battery-operated, and can be started at the push of a button.
- It has a charge time of 30 minutes for a 2.0AH battery, and has a run time of up to 45 minutes.
- A mulching option gives you the option to feed your garden debris back to your lawn, helping to nourish it and get rid of the need to dispose of it elsewhere.
- The mower has a noise level of 56 decibels, which is comparable to a refrigerator.
- You can quickly power through your lawn, as this mower has a cut width of 18 inches.
- The machine comes with a 5-year limited warranty.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that the push mower was simple to push around their lawn, partly thanks to its lightweightedness.
- They also found that it was relatively quiet, even for a battery-operated mower.
- According to reviewers, the mower is energy efficient.
A point of pain:
- Some reviewers took issue with the lawn mower’s height of cut. Some found that the height adjustment settings were too far apart and should have been closer together to let them cut to their desired length. A few other reviewers found that the lowest blade didn’t cut low enough for them.
|Category||Battery Lawn Mowers|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Features||Foldable Handle and Mulching Capability|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||457 mm|
|Height of Cut||11 mm to 75 mm|
|Number of Blades||2|
|Noise Level||56 dB|
|Charging Time||0.5 hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton 82V 2.0AH 1200W Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
- MPN: 883241
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