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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Perfect! Great design, solid , does a medium yard amazingly well!
Easy to operate - pay the extra over cheaper brands!
Medium to even high grass - job done! I charge it once before use then that it.
Catcher is great - why bother with petrol and oil, waste of time!
82 volt is what you need anything under this is a toy
I use it for front and large back lawns
Purchased in August 2019.
Who needs Petrol when you have Solar.
It was time to update the old hagity petrol lawn mower, and with Solar Panels I figured why not use the power. I hate the maintenance of petrol engines, and getting petrol all the time. I went for the Victa 82V 18" after reading reviews, and boy I am not sorry at all. It's quite, easy to push, and has the power to cut our pretty thick grass. Don't know they type of grass but it has thick runners that get into everything. Told my uncle about it, and he was in the same boat as me. He went and got one too and was also blown away by how amaz...ing this lawn mower is. Charging doesn't take that long, and if you get yourself a second battery, you should never be out of power. You won't find me ever getting another petrol lawn mower from now on. Like any general lawn mower for home use, cutting wet grass is hard, but with electric not a good idea.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $549.00.
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Great but not so great
Bought this mower couple of weeks ago from Bunnings. Unfortunately the mower is not good enough for our dense and broad leaf buffalo grass unless you're patient enough to run numerous passes. Posted an ad already on Facebook and Gumtree to sell this: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/298476564482959
* Great solid feel and an amazing steel deck
* Easy to clean design
* Battery charges pretty soon and we get around 35 minutes run time
* Good fast and clean cut even if the grass is a foot tall in our backyard (sparse and thin leaf blade)
Cons...At the front we have very dense buffalo grass with broad leaf blades * Uneven and sheared cut and clumping if grass is dense and broad *dry grass and when it is sunny* * Struggles and requires multiple passes by having to slightly lift up the deck and lower it gradually even on the highest setting *even if you're mowing within a week's time and our grass hardly grows in that time*. Hard to go down even by one step (out of 7 length settings) if the grass is thick. You have to be patient so I give up and never cut below the highest setting of 70 mm although I would like to bring it down to at least 60 mm (50 mm is ambitious)
Purchased in May 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $521.10.
Hmmm - might have known
I proffered a review on this model 883241 about two years ago (maybe longer) after I purchased it from Bunnings.
I was pleasantly surprised by it's performance overall at the time and gave it a good wrap. Unfortunately, this review is no longer evident on this site, (or at least, I can't find it) but I do recall I put Victor on notice for future comment if I subsequently discovered faults with it.
The mower has not had a great deal of use since it's purchase, but it still performs well as a grass cutting machine; no dramas with the battery...and it has been housed inside a maintenance shed during it's down time. This morning I noticed that both the rear wheels had all of a sudden developed a buckle on the tread section of the wheels. I suspect that before too long the tread partitions are likely to part company from the wheels themselves. How we proceed from there is anyone's guess! Typical of things made from cheap plastic by the look of things. It's disappointing to think that what may have been a good machine once, has again been let down by a manufacturers ideology of trying to produce something for nothing, then on-selling it for the highest price the market will bare. Good value? Perhaps not so good after all.
Purchased in October 2017 at Bunnings for $480.00.
We are very happy with our Vitca electric lawn mover. It is easy to use, quite and is better than my mums petrol mover. We find the battery lasts about 30 minutes. We charge the batteries during off peak. We have since bought a wipper snipper which included a second battery and a leaf blower without out a battery. These are also great products. We find having the two batteries is perfect.
Purchased in November 2018.
Electrifying the Back Yard with a First Class Mower
What a treat and beats all 2 and 4 stroke petrol predecessors by a mile - quiet, simple to use, well designed and rugged, energy efficient, and provides an excellent cut to our buffalo lawn. For a back and front yard and a nature strip, plenty of energy in the battery. Complements a solar powered home magnificently as it costs me nothing to charge the battery during the day.
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $489.00.
Not as good as I had hoped
Lawn mower is great on absolutely dry grass but not great on grass that is the slightest bit damp. The schute through to the catcher blocks very quickly. I would probably get 10m and have to unblock then another 10m.....
The motor is certainly nowhere near as powerful as a petrol engine, so in summary, it's ok but not a star performer which is a shame for Victa.
Purchased in August 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.00.
Having moved into a house with approx: 700sqm of yard. I remembered growing up with a Victa 4 stroke mower and its great reliability. It never quit on our large 1/4 acre block with buffalo grass. I went over sticks and small rocks and it just kept on going. I wanted the same toughness and reliability. I looked around, and and read many reviews of battery powered lawn mowers of other well known brands. I started with the 18V then looked 36V mowers from well known brands but didn't think they would be able to take the large area I had. I settled...on the 82V, 18inch lawn mower kit and 82V blower,(no battery). By the time I was ready to start mowing the lawn for the first time I was looking at wet grass/weeds at heights above my knee. I set the mower on its highest setting and started going through with a catcher attached. I couldn't see if there where sticks or stones in my path. But there sure was, I could here the blades smashing against the obstacles hidden in the grass/weeds. I could also here the motor increase the revs as I went through the tallest of the weeds and then slow down through shorter grass. I got through 65-75% of the yard before I had to recharge the battery. It took 30mins to get 4 bars on the battery while I cooled down with a cold drink. I started through the yard again and finished with 1 bar left on the battery. I used that to blow the grass debris away. I doubt whether a 18V or 36V mower would have handled it. So far I am extremely happy with this mower.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
An upgrade on the Enviromower
After the theft of my trusty Enviromower (good luck finding a key to start it, creeps) it was time for an upgrade. Considered DeWalt and Masport before settling on another Victa for my small lawn area. Bunnings managed to up the price by $20 between me falling asleep at 3am with the iPad on my chest, and the trip to the warehouse later that morning.
Reasonably heavy box for one person to handle (~28kg), and the mower itself comes wrapped in a good deal of plastic. Manuals (mower & battery) reasonably brief and to the point. Lithium-ion battery...charges quickly and is a monumental advance on the old Yellow Peril chemical battery that came with the Enviromower, which required planning a day in advance while it charged. What sold me on this mower was the metal base, which seemed an improvement on the light plastic of the Enviromower, however the battery compartment has a similarly flimsy feel. Money has been saved on the key, a small red plastic thingy that comes attached to the mower by a string. I chose to detach this and keep it inside the house on the key rack, but its small size could make it very annoying to locate if misplaced. Assembly and starting are straightforward. First thing noticed is the additional grunt - this is a significantly more powerful mower than the Enviro. My grass in places had grown to approx a foot long and the 82V didn't hesitate. (The plan from here is to adhere to the manual and not ask it to do too much.) Noted before purchase that this mower is rated at 56 dbA compared with the Enviromower's 90 db; note that these units are not interchangeable and that to my ears the 82V seemed significantly louder (without being a loud mower per se). Clearly, the price of the extra power is extra noise. As this is a new mower I'm not in a position to comment on durability, however if it gives me a decade like the Enviromower I expect I'll be well satisfied. First impressions are of a good product with sound design in light of Victa's past experience with such mowers, and notable improvements in battery technology and torque. Ticks a lot of boxes without being perfect.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
Good So Far
Bought the 18 inch Victa 82V Battery Mower from Bunnings on Sunday morning after only having petrol mowers before. The mower is much lighter than our old petrol mower but heavy enough that it doesn't bounce around. The mower was easy to set up and as stated the battery charged in 30 minutes. I managed to get both the front and backyard finished and had one light still left of the charge. Our yard is an average size I guess, 800sq block with 4 bed house and pool. The back yard has thick grass which it cut well. The grass was also still slightly...damp after a 100ml of rain the night before. The cutting height I found was fine. If I had used the lowest setting it would have scalped the back lawn so used the 3rd lowest. The front yard I used the lowest as it is thin and wispy weeds. I can't comment on the longevity of the mower as yet but am happy with it so far.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $579.00.
Questions & Answers
My victor 82volt mower doesn’t start all the time .it hase a mind of its own. It never starts first try some times takes 5 min.I might trade back to gas.
Having trouble getting the clippings to go in the catcher. Is there a trick? Have tried it with the black thing in and the black thing out. Otherwise happy with the mower although it manages to do about 95% of my large yard on the one battery. lol
Hi. I got rid of the mulcher blades which work for mulching using the plug but are poor for throwing the grass clippings into the catcher...I have the 18 inch cut model and if you have the same you may need to get somebody to replace the blades if you can't do it yourself with large 171 long (140 centre hole to edge) Victa 550 / 560 blades which have a raised fan type blade which acts like a fan and creates a draft which of course will blow the grass clippings into the catcher...It has transformed my cutting of the grass with no problems even with damp grass. I also lowered the deck by about 4 mm by packing washers on the motor shaft...again your friendly mower shop should be capable of doing this...a much better cut without the skirt of the mower scraping along the lawn...should have designed it better in this regard...Cheers and good luck.
I’m having trouble identifying the “button” under the battery to allow it to be removed to charge it. Can some one please guide me to the spot! I have trie with my eyes open but can’t find any lever below the battery and the one above it on the frame seems to do nothing?
The grey button on top is the only lever that you need to press to get the battery out. If it sticks then spray some WD-40 or similar into the battery compartment just under the grey lever.. they tend to stick a bit and it needs a firm push on the lever to work. Try also pressing the battery in as you push the grey lever. It Should release with a bit of healthy effort. Cheers
|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|
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