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Victa Classic Cut

Victa Classic Cut

MPNs: 881887 and VCS467
3.7 from 119 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

Cleanly cuts lawn
Lightweight and ergonomic
Economical to run

Cons

Awkwardly placed oil port

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    3.3 (35)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (35)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (34)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.4 (34)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (33)
  • Safety
    3.6 (32)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    3.2 (30)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.8 (32)
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Sam
SamGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
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Leaked all of it's oil and stopped working.

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Brand new, followed all setup instructions to the letter.
It struggled with any grass over ankle height.
Lots of rattling and shaking.
Leaked out all of it's oil within a few minutes and then stopped working.
For $400 you'd expect a lot more, not to mention a product that actually works.
I'd highly recommend buying a different brand.

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Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $400.

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account_terminated_404South West, WA
  • 13 reviews
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Reasonable lawn mower for the average yard

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This is a typical example of a brand-name product built to a budget. The deck is great and powdercoated for longevity and the Briggs and Stratton motor is solid, so long as you replace the oil at least once a year (along with the blades).

The pushbar and the wheels are clearly where the budget cuts were. The metal used on the bar feels weak and flimsy, as do the cheapo hard plastic wheels.

That being said, this mower has served me since 2015 and shows no signs of slowing down. Towards the end of the year I am looking at upgrading to a ~$800 mower with a bigger motor and quality parts all over.

For the average yard this mower will work just fine. Enjoy your purchase!

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Richardd
RicharddIllawarra, NSW
  • 2 reviews
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poorly designed throttle cable that breaks making it impossible to stop/start.

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Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.

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Victa blue easy cut mower - Engine revs are pre-set too low.

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I am mechanically minded and found the the mower was easy to assemble. It is also easy to start and quiet which are both great bonuses. However, the revs of the motor are unable to be to be varied with the throttle. The revs are fixed and are far too low. I see no reason for this at all. There is no prior information to an intending purchaser about this fact. In tough wet grass you need to be bale to increase the revs.

Purchased in for $340.

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frenan
frenanSydney, NSW
  • 5 reviews
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A world apart from my old mower

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Purchased in for $399.

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btony0129
btony0129
  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

Victa Mower

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This mower I only used about 10 times, bought from new at Bunnings.
I had it for a few years but hardly used it because I only had a small back area to mow.
It was originally bought for a lawn mowing business I started but didn't proceed with.
Anyway, because the fuel was left in there too long, it ceased up and will not start.
People want $100 just to flush the fuel line and carby.
I can only imagine the final cost being more than half the original price.

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TOEP
TOEPSydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 6 reviews

On first run, it's definite step up from my trusty old Victa

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Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $449.

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Shellby
ShellbyMid North Coast, NSW
  • 34 reviews
  • 25 likes
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Does a great job however hard to start

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Darryl Hudd
Darryl HuddSouth East Queensland, QLD

Piece of *hit.

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Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $398.

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BruceW73
BruceW73Central Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

Flimsy in places

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The front wheel brackets are a bit thin and bend easily, the B&S 500e engine pops and tends to surge but so does the one on the Mastercut I have. They seem to run well enough, not great. The classic is ripped to bits for parts now. It was ok for small light jobs. However, I bought a Victa corvette 100 , now for $60 more, the deck, wheel brackets and handle are all beefier and the one I got has the B&S 550ex with auto choke carby and surprisely runs just fine, the classic cut just isn't value for money.

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QA ManagerSydney, NSW

Out of Box Quality

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I bought one of these mowers from Bunnings and opened the box. One of the black blades which looked flimsy had rust spots on it, the other did not. The shrink foam on the handle was split in one place. I will have to take it back to Bunnings for a refund. Most of the components on the mover looked like they were made in China and possibly assembled in Australia. I have set up and ran the quality systems for a few companies and my recommendation to Victa is to 1. Use decent Chinese component manufactures 2. Build inspection into your assembly operation in addition to having Quality Control staff.

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Matt
MattSouth East Queensland, QLD
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Toyota Camry of Lawnmowers

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The most generic and reliable Lawnmower in Australia easy to get parts for but will probably need a deep 5/8" socket to change the spark plug. The catcher could be a little bigger as sometimes in summer I have to change the catcher after mowing two lines also the rubber grip is starting to wear

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Boulevard bakerySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
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Disappointed with this model mower

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Great Briggs and Stratton motor but with a plastic Carby , who would compromise a great reputation and put on a plastic carburettor ? It bogs down in moderate length grass , I wouldn’t recommend this mower

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Johno
Johno
  • 2 reviews
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Product not up to expectation.

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In comparison to the fifty year old Victa that this replaces, it is heavier, of poor quality, difficult to operate and does not cut as well in the same conditions. On the plus side, the engine does start easily and runs well.
In hindsight, I should have left it in the shop.

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Jazz_78
Jazz_78South East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews
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Poor engineering - wheel clip broken and Victa wont cover under warranty!

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Lodged a support ticket regarding a broken wheel clip for a machine during normal operation for warranty and was outrightly rejected by Victa based on photos sent. I was informed that the clip cant be covered under warranty because the mower wasn't maintained. I quote their words from their email "It's clear that due to the lack of clearing the lawn clippings that are trapped in the wheels among other part of the mower that this has happened"

Really?? They expect us to clear little lawn clippings stuck within the wheels of the mower so that their fragile parts don't break!!!

Very poor customer service from Victa, a brand I trusted for years.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.

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John13
John13Perth, WA
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Caveat Emptor - one needs to be enterprising, and mechanically orientated in order to operate.

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Sand
Sand
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Feeling quietly optimistic

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Questions & Answers

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Are the handles adjustable to be able to mow under a trampoline?

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where do i plug battery charger into

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How much petrol in a victa classic cut in mls?

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Details

Features:

  • The Victa Classic Cut Push Mower has a Briggs & Stratton quiet 4-stroke engine and 6.8Nm of torque to power through your lawn.
  • It has RapidStart™ technology that makes getting your machine going quick and simple.
  • The mower has a dual-blade cutting systems, with 2 swing-back blades that make a clean cut on all types of grass.
  • It can make cuts between 11 to 70mm high, letting you easily mow to your desired length.
  • Ergonomic soft-grip handles on the mower mean you can manoeuvre it around your lawn comfortably.
  • The unit comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the Victa Classic Cut could achieve a clean cut on all types of grass - even grass that’s wet, high, or quite thick.
  • They also found that it was lightweight, ergonomic, and compact, and so was easy to manoeuvre around their yard. Reviewers particularly enjoyed the comfortable grips on the handle.
  • Reviewers also noted that the mower was efficient in its fuel consumption, saying that it was economical to run for a petrol-powered machine.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers noted that the oil port was in an awkward spot, with reviewers disliking that they had to tip the engine in order to do an oil change.
CategoryPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $419.00
Power SourcePetrol
FeaturesQuick-Start Motor
Catcher Type Rigid
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width457 mm
Height of Cut11 mm to 70 mm
Number of Blades2
Weight26 kg
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameBriggs & Stratton 500E Series
Engine Type4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)
BrandBriggs & Stratton
Engine Displacement140 cc
  • MPN: 881887 and VCS467

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