Cleanly cuts lawn
Lightweight and ergonomic
Economical to run
Awkwardly placed oil port
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Disappointed with this model mower
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
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Product not up to expectation.
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.
Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $400.00.
Poor engineering - wheel clip broken and Victa wont cover under warranty!
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 February 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
Caveat Emptor - one needs to be enterprising, and mechanically orientated in order to operate.
I have used the VICTA Classic Cut 18" lawnmower for about 2 seasons. This lawnmower is fitted with the Briggs & Stratton 500E Series Rapid Start engine. It's a basic lawnmower and from my experience, does the job pretty well. However, there are a few caveats. The VICTA owner's manual, P12 under CLEANING, states the mower can ONLY tilted with the handle down and the FRONT wheels off the ground. And, NEVER to tilt this lawnmower with the REAR wheels off the ground. Doing this can cause the oil to leak out, contaminate the fuel and damage the air ...filter. (I have no idea why VICTA claim engine oil would damage the foam air cleaner as one has to lightly oil with engine oil anyway.) Apparently, engine oil will saturate the foam air filter by flowing through the carburetor / breather pipe. If left tilted the wrong way, oil will eventually drain from the engine. On P15 it tells you NOT to lay the lawnmower (4 stroke models) on its side - probably for the same reasons. The problem for owner/operators is that this makes for tedious removal / replacement of cutting blades, cleaning and servicing. The other issue I have is that VICTA believe they are beyond reproach. While they supply a operator manual, they conveniently or otherwise fail to include basic service component details. There are no spark plug, air filter or even replacement blade specifications in this manual. They then add insult by stating that ONLY genuine VICTA parts are to be used. They also recommend all maintenance, repairs, and inspections are to be carried out by a VICTA Authorized Service Centre, which Bunnings do not do. Yet Bunnings have near-exclusive rights to promote and sell this model lawnmower. Given this scenario, one may as well buy a lawnmower from ALDI - at least they are transparent and unpretentious as to what, and how they sell. It also appears that the genuine VICTA replacement blades, sold by Bunnings, are of poor quality, losing their edge and wearing out a lot faster than the OEM (original) fitted part. While most of the assembly bolts on the lawnmower are METRIC, the blade mounting bolts are an enigma. A metric M13 socket is too small, M14 socket only fits halfway onto the nut while a M15 socket is too big. Correct size is a 9/16 IMPERIAL. Caveat Emptor - one needs to be pretty enterprising, and mechanically orientated in order to operate the VICTA CLASSIC CUT series lawn mower.
Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
VICTA Classic Cut Lawnmower
Bought this VICTA Classic Cut Lawnmower 2ndHand which would probably be around 1-2 years old and was told that it wasn't really used that often since the first owner had a small yard and I will tell you this straight out I do not know why there are so many negative reviews on here for it but this machine is bloody awesome I have a fairly large backyard and I changed the blades not to the ones they recommend but a pair of Victa 18" Mower Swing Blade & Bolt Set
Model Number CA09434B and they fit on Blade Plate no worries and I purchased them from...
Purchased in August 2021 for $200.00.
Another happy camper
I’m now 72 and been using Victa lawn mowers since a teenager. This one is the best ever. Lightweight, easy start, quiet, excellent easy to remove and attach catcher. Well priced. Ideal for my 200m2 sloping buffalo lawn. Clean cut. Comfortable grips. Simple controls and easy to manoeuvre. Thanks Victa.
Purchased in May 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $399.00.
This actually works really well with taller grass and decent sized lawns
I don't know what old mate in the past review was talking about, maybe they tried the mow straight after rain?
I have a pretty big yard and the grass was getting fairly unruly as well when I first used this mower and it did a very commendable job!
It didn't chug through the fuel quickly, it didn't conk out with the taller grass, the catcher only had to be emptied a couple of times on the mow, and it was really easy to use.
If you have acreage you might want to pick up a more expensive lawn mower/ride-on mower, but for most anything else that can be done with a lawn mower, this one will be more than acceptable!
I even bought this second hand too so it was a real score on my part!
Purchased for $200.00.
This model is trash unless you have a small yard with short grass
I have extensively used this mower for over a year now.
My thoughts are it’s more of unit for small lawns and short grass it will do the job well.
It is definitely not ideal for large yards and longer grass.
The grass seems to get caught under the blades I would spender your money on a larger more powerful unit
Purchased in August 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Lol do not waste your time with this POS
Don't know if this is updated model as the problem doesn't mirror the problems of previous reviews but I bought this mower couple months ago only used 3 times
Mower works great for first half an hour but after that it starts rhythmically sputtering like the fuel line is clogged or something wrong with the carby.
New fuel new oil cleaned up etc, still does it. Again, only after about half an hour of use. Its like it wasn't built to tolerate mowing large yards.
I had it replaced on warranty from bunnos and used even cleaner high octane fuel and a fresh bottle of SAE-30 oil.
Same bollocks again. This mower is a POS. Don't waste your time on it like i did. Victa have gone in the toilet.
Purchased in December 2020 for $399.00.
This is a great mower light easy to manouver and catcher or mulch is great to. Excellent mower for 400.00
Classic cut is light easy to manouver and start. Great allround mower. 5year warranty is best mower for 400.00. Easy to assemble and choice to mulch or catch is incredible.
Purchased in January 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $399.00.
Most poorly designed junk you will ever buy
As per title, everything that can come loose, or break has done, the pull cord, return spring, coil lead even fell out, leaks fuel, won’t start, allergic to water, will never buy another Victa product in my life
Great mower well worth the price! Used on wet high thick grass and cut with no problem at all. Plastic catcher is a great feature, awesome size and easy to empty
Purchased in May 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Leaks half of sump all in 20mins dont buy
Brought this mower from Bunnings and leaked oil from air cleaner from day one.thought it was oil from the air cleaner so rang it out and put a little oil in it to trap dust.everytime I mow the lawn 50ml of oil leaks out of air cleaner all over the deck and drips onto the ground.The oil is comming from the sump when operating and conning out of air cleaner?Bunnings don't want to know about it and said I have to take it to a Victa dealer for warranty.Rang two dealers to book it in and they were rude and were not interested at all because I diddnt...purchase from them,so I'm stuck with this mower that uses more oil than a two stroke engine,so they say poor man pays twice....take my advice and spend a little more money and buy your mower from an authorised dealer and don't buy a Victa
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings for $399.00.
Not bad eh
Bought from bunnings. Paid $399 for it. I have a 800 square meter block that's almost all yard/lawn. I can do both front and back yard on one tank. Happy with that. Quality so far is very good. Starts first pull every time for me. well worth the money paid.
Purchased for $399.00.
Leaked all of it's oil and stopped working.
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.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $400.00.
Questions & Answers
most reviewers???? - -the problem is looking at those reviewers there is over 30 that seem to be complaining about the same (few) things which in my books are rather serious design faults !!!
Victa was a famous australian brand, once they moved to China they made crap. How do I know, well over 15 years in China as ceo of major chinese manufacturing companies taught me a great deal about "supposed" OEM. NEVER EVER EVER BUY SOMETHING FROM CHINA, EVEN IF ITS LIFESAVING !!!!
What size Engine does the Victa classic cut 18" have?
It's fitted with a 140cc 4-stroke Briggs and Stratton 500E Series Engine..
I have asked many questions and your members do not answer. It is a hoax.
We are not Victa members. Why ask a review site when you can get exact answers from Victa or Bunnings directly ?
Why call it a review site then.
Because this is where people who bought a product can review it and offer their opinion.
It is not a site where people who work for or sell particular products come to answer questions.
Occasionally someone from Victa, or from a retailer who sells Victa might be here but mostly it's just us people who bought one.
Get an answer from our members and Victa representatives
- 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.
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||457 mm|
|Height of Cut||11 mm to 70 mm|
|Number of Blades||2|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton 500E Series|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Displacement||140 cc|
- MPN: 881887 and VCS467
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