catcher is crap
I have just purchased commando 675 motor is ok but my problem is the catcher only half fills up and it starts dropping grass every were and when you pull the catcher out there is always grass stuck under the mower and it goes every were im not impressed i have gone back to using my 30 year old that was still going just thought and upgrade would be better but the mowers from then are much better in my opinion
I am 48 and had 2 lawn mowers so far,both Victa's,both 1000sq mtr blocks,The 2 strokes give a tighter,cleaner cut with torque running a lot higher,Why is it so hard to find 2 strokes now and if you do you need to mortgage the home,I would buy nothing but a VICTA.Cheer's Krusty.
Starts so easy, no dramas
This mower comes with a Honda engine, it starts first time every time. I’ve had no issues with the mower except a small issue with the handle has slightly bent from the foldaway function not being locked properly when extended. I expect this mower to run forever being a Honda engine.
Very Good Lawnmower
I am very happy overall with this model from Victa. We have a fairly large backyard that grows grass quite unevenly due to the drainage so there are quite long bits together with shorter. This just chomps through it all without worrying. It definitely has enough power to get the job done. It always starts first go and I like the mulching of the grass. My only complaint is that the chute chokes up from time to time but all mowers can do that. Its strong, reliable and works well.
this mower is better then the rest i think
nice motor with lots over power and cuts grass perfect when blades are new
re shute is nice and wide to collect grass
very easy to start and easy to push when mowing
would differently recommend other people to buy .
As I have a large yard with a large area to now I needed a mower that was light enough for me to use myself and easy enough to operate.I highly recommend this mower .the cutting results are great and it certainly met all my needs and expectations and exceeded my expectations.I no longer pay a mower service and would recommend this mower .
Ticks all the boxes
Had a 2010 Honda that needed replacing but new Buffalo Buck models had lots of reviews on this site re constricted shute clogging with grass. Also did not want Honda bar that you have to hold down otherwise engine stops , me thinks would get annoying having to keep starting each time stop to empty catcher, new Honda also had no throttle as has an auto choke.
This Honda Powered Victa however gives you that great Honda engine and I like it that you can turn the revs down more than a briggs engine I believe. Very quiet. Also Honda engine and stee...
- Commando VCMS484 (Mulch & Catch)
- Verified purchase
Bought this lawn mover from rather peculiar place - Harvey Norman online shop (didn't know they stock this kind of items) and got it pretty soon in few days. Packaged well 1 box big one I might add L86 x W48 x H54cm, all preassembeled. Nice work there. Prety stright work from the box just add oil sae30w and petrol @ least ron 95. Fill up 98 though.
First impressions: ready start works marvel from 1 pull start - yea, not noisy and mulcher works well on a shorter grass. Got some fine hay leftover and mulch that in a second 2 left it on a grass. ...
Mows down the opposition
Bought this for my dad, since his old mower wouldn't start anymore. This mower does a fine job of cutting the grass and keeping the lawns neat and tidy. It's easy to push around the yard and is a sturdy machine. Sometimes my dad needs help starting it, but after that it runs smoothly and easily. Maintenance is simple too.
- Commando VCMS484 (Mulch & Catch)
- Verified purchase
So far so good
Used first time yesterday. Very happy. Lawn is neat, the catcher picks up everything. Used mulcher attachment on part of lawn & looks like I didn't (no loose cuttings). Very manouverable, started easily first pull, & easy to hose down after when cool, to clean. Hope it continues this way.
I love this 2 stroke Mulching Mower
I purchased her 2nd hand but she was only used once and I got it for a steal with it's receipt from M10 where it was purchased. Really wanted a 2 stroke mower to match my Echo stuff but also a mulching mower (so hard to find those two options in one mower nowadays)
Starts first time every time, love that!!!
Cuts the grass great. Seems even to me unlike what old mate was going on about in another review of this mower.
Love the mulching option. Cuts up the grass so fine you do not know it's even there and the kids do not collect bits of grass...
worst grass catching mower ever
Leaves grass everywhere ,with the catcher attached front right wheel is smashed by grass you have to mow twice worst mower I have ever owned it moves well ,but that' it starts after 4 pulls,I will be asking for a refund it is not a mower4 older people mowing once is bad enough not twice
Purchased a 2 stroke commando early 2015 - Cut grass 'unevenly' from day one. Also left 'trail' of grass from catcher. My son's old victa does a better job. After numerous complaints and providing pics, the store eventually took it away, checked all heights, etc. changed blades and altered max revs. Was a little better but still appears to be uneven cut. Also 'spits' grass out in all directions. Very disappointing. Only bought this due to previous good experience with Victa.
the victa 2 stroke I have has never let me down engine has heaps of grunt to cut through long grass, it leaves a great cut, found that engine seems to over rev when sitting stationary, and hinge assembly with the catcher door seems to vibrate loose making me have to stop mower to re-attach, but all in all very good mower for a 2 stroke, found replacement parts a little steep in price if you buy victa brand.
Waste of Money
Live on a 1/4 acre block but have to mow a certain part weekly because of the septic. After 12 months of use it started to vibrate bad. End up being a bent crankshaft and also a bent conrod. Not covered under warranty as that is wear and tear. Engine is now a vibrating smoke machine an completely useless.
Pros? Could use it for a paper weight?
GCV motor is rubbish. Air cleaner at engine with no snorkle. Fragile.
Great mower for 60+ female
After procrastinating between Biggs and S., Honda, etc. Came across the Commando - And really happy that I didn't buy 'the first thing I came across'. Just spent 3 hrs cutting grass that hadn't been mown for 5 months (Cairns) and it never missed a beat. Easy to start, easy to empty, hosed it down after it had cooled and looks like brand new again! OK, so only the first use but a great experience, and I can tell we're going to be great work mates!
Later: after 15 months in storage this unit started first time. I am so pleased I spent the extra...
Questions & Answers
I want an owners manual for the VCMD484 Self-Propelled mower. I've searched for a while with no result. Can anyone help, please?
I have an arm injury which stops me using a pull-start mechanism on a lawn mower. Is there a Victa which has a button start mechanism or other start mechanism (not involving the pull action)? We have a medium to large-sized lawn and have ruled out an electric mower.
G,day Erica,Victa do have a good selection of battery start up mowers,Have a look at their website and do a little research before heading to a shop,How big is your yard?Do you prefer two or four stroke engines?The technology for battery run models has come a long way but are suited to smaller level lawns,Select carefully as I have had my Victa two stroke for almost 20yrs,Cheer's Krusty.
What type of oil needed
Victa two stroke oil at 40:1 with 98 octane (premium unleaded)petrol,You can get your first oil from local lawn mower shop and replace once you know the bottle,Cheer's Krusty.
do not use 98oct use 95oct or unleaded without E10 and the ratio for the premium 2 stroke oil is 50.1 ie 100ml
per 5ltr of fuel std 2 stroke oil ratio uis 25.1 ie 200ml per 5ltr
reason for not usin 98 is its too high octain and will burn the valves in the motor
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Mulching Capability and Quick-Start Motor||Quick-Start Motor||Mulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Self-Propelled||Mulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Self-Propelled|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel||Steel||Steel||Steel|
|Cutting Width||482 mm||480 mm||483 mm||482 mm|
|Height of Cut||15 mm to 72 mm||15 mm to 72 mm||15 mm to 72 mm||15 mm to 72 mm|
|Number of Blades||4||4|
|Weight||35 kg||35 kg||34.5 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||3 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Displacement||161 cc||163 cc|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton||Briggs & Stratton||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton 675 Exi Series||Briggs & Stratton 750 Series||Briggs & Stratton U.S. 163cc 725 EXi Series||Briggs & Stratton 750iS Series InStart|
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