easy starting and cuts well
The mower is light, easy to move around and cuts well, starting is a breeze.
The grass appears to be cut more refined, allowing the catcher to hold more, which means less trips to the green waste bin.......why 4 stars then?
When cutting alongside the garden bed which has a wooden border the mower wheels kept getting snagged on the wooden border, which was annoying but not a disaster- axles to wide maybe ?
Still I am happy with the mower and would recommend it as a reliable purchase.
Purchased in January 2021 at Henderson's Mowers and Chainsaws for $439.00.
Poor front axle construction
A really good mower from a mechanical point of view. The front wheel alignment is hopeless after just a few uses. It’s bent the axle in just in normal use mowing against a concrete wall.
I’ve lost all confidence in the brand after having a Victa Pace for twenty five years.
An otherwise good mechanically start first pull mower completely let down by cheap steel construction that bends like a cheap toy when put under normal every day use.
Prompt Mowers Hornsby do not stand behind the product they sell and have been totally unprofessional in their dealings on this matter. Never again.
Purchased in February 2019 for $479.00.
Starts 1st time every time, used every week to every 2nd week for 8 years with its first service only a month ago, this mower is a warhorse I highly recommend it, victa chassis the best... Briggs and stratton engines super reliable
Purchased in June 2012 at Bobcat Mowers for $599.00.
a very good mower
The mower is an ideal machine to cut the grass, it is easy to manipulate , and the cut is even, the blades could be mowed up and down according to the cut that is required, the start is easy only just a pull of the cord and the motor is on , i cut the grass once a month, and, the refill fuel once every 2 months , however it depends the way i use the machine, i like this machine as it is the perfect machine, and, i have got what i paid for. The catcher is quite large, and, i empty it once every 30 to 45 minutes.
This mower was purchased new in early 2014. Has the 725 Series 190cc 4-stroke engine. Powerful enough for regular lawn mowing. Hard to start when cold which is very annoying. Easy hot start. Does not seem very fuel efficient. Need to use earmuffs when operating. Expensive to buy but little maintenance required. Very average!
Purchased in January 2014 for $515.00.
was good till it stopped going backwards
pleasure to use ,easy to start ,fuel tank seams to last longer, mine has self drive lever , unfortunetly thats where to pleasure stops , 6mths old and now wont go backwards, rang the suppliers, and told me its not a warranty thing , sounds like poor response to me
Purchased in November 2019 at W.E Hire for $599.00.
- Corvette 400SP
- Verified purchase
A great mower that is easy to manoeuvre and operate. Starts very easily each time, and being self propelled it is easy to move around on the grass. Have a fairly big yard so if I am using the catcher and the grass is fairly long it does have to be emptied a couple of times. Seems fairly good on the fuel so can get a couple of uses out of it before I need to refuel. A lot of my lawn area is quite hard but the mower seems to move around on it no problem. The only downside I find is I needed someone to come and help me get it out of the boot of my car as it is a bit too heavy for me and the boot on my car is fairly deep.
Purchased in March 2020 for $699.00.
Over priced and under powered.
Starts easily and easy to manoeuvre although height adjustment handle protrudes past outside of cutting area which inhibits cutting close to fence line. Engine revs too slowly and stalls as soon as it hits a small mound of my kikiyu grass. Very disappointed with the performance of this mower.
Purchased in January 2020 for $549.00.
The motor is good but is let down by poor cutting and mulching performance
I upgraded from an MTD yard machine which served me very well over the years. I read reviews here about Masport which were encouraging, and a neighbour, a lawn mowing contractor recommended one. But Masport is now made in China and i wanted to support Australian industry. Yes true.
Mt Barker mowers were very helpful , recommended Masport but they didnt have the right size for me. So i chose the 18 inch Victa Corvette 300 mulch and catch. A pretty machine and it is different to the Bunnings model.
I have had it 3 months. It starts so easily, i...
Purchased in October 2019 for $549.00.
Very difficult to start
Since purchasing a new Victa Corvette 400 lawn mower over 12 mths ago for $599 I have found it very difficult or unable to start .The store didnt have a Masport in stock .Have been back to the store where the mover was purchased with no joy !
I have since gone back to using our very old Masport after a service which starts first or 2nd pull .
I would not purchase this Victa mower again . I now have a mower that has only been used 6 times collecting dust , very disappointing.
Purchased in August 2018 for $599.00.
The belt that drives the self propulsion continuously dislodges so you spend most of time repairing this machine. It was recommended to me for my size garden but it cannot handle it.
Purchased in December 2015 for $700.00.
Excellent value for money
Upgraded from a 147cc to this 163cc Corvette 300. Very smooth operation, so easy to start with a light pull. My lawn is kikiyu, thick blade grass and cut it without any problem what so ever. Bought from Stanford mowers in Adelaide.
Purchased in November 2019 for $499.00.
Perfect Mower Extremely Reliable has never let me down
I purchased this mower in January of 2019 it has lasted me roughly about eight months and I never had any problem with this Victa Mower I have installed an hour meter on this mower about 2 days ago and the meter works really well I always like to have reliable gardening equipment I do not like to have unreliable gardening equipment
Purchased in January 2019.
- Corvette 200
- Verified purchase
Easy to use
I bought this on 31st March 2019. It's a new model with red strap handle and washport as well. It's Corvette 200. When you check specifications on victa website it doesn’t tell that it has washport as well.
Used it next day it’s less noisy for sure. Best thing I like is height adjustable handle which is Great. Power wise it’s not that great, it struggles to stay on with no four cuttting position, very disappointing. I had to cut the lawns on no five position then again on no four. Uses lot of petrol also. May be it was not full. Starts first pull which is good.
Under powered and poor fuel consumption. If Victa has satisfaction guarantee I maybe think to return it. I'm sure grass was not too tall that the engine has to struggle.
Purchased in March 2019 at Browns plains Mowers for $399.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- Corvette 200
- Verified purchase
I bought this mower for my small lawn (150m^2). The mower does everything I need and does a good cut.
I'm impressed in the features and build for the price. The 2019 model adds a comfort grip handle, a hose adapter to wash underneath and is a mulching mower - glad I waited a few more months.
This is my first 4-stoke and I've noticed that you need to go a little slower to get a good cut when compared to a 2-stroke. It's much quieter than a 2-stroke (still recommend ear plugs/muffs) and I'm enjoying not having to mix fuel after a few decades. T...hrottle is responsive and the governor helps when the engine gets loaded up to prevent stalling when cutting thick grass. I'm have an average lawn with average thickness grass and it cuts the grass well. I don't get catcher issues unless I happen to be mowing with a full catch (ie forget to empty it). I tend to avoid mowing wet grass in principle knowing most mowers clog anyway when cutting wet grass. Build quality is ok for the price; if you look after it should go the distance.
Purchased in March 2019 for $459.00.
- Corvette 200
- Verified purchase
Warning - I bought a lemon!
Eighteen months ago I bought a new Victa corvette 200 with Briggs and Stratton 4 stroke. I have a small suburban block in Brisbane and have used Victas for 40 years.
The Briggs and Stratton engine gave major problems associated with the plastic carby from the outset, even though clean, 91 grade, non-alcohol fuel was always used. Sick of paying for repairs!!!
I have dumped this mower, not wanting to pass on the problem!
Could be better
I bought the Victa Corvette 200 after being talked into it by the local mower guy. I had wanted an electric mower but he didn't have the model I wanted in stock.
I was surprised that it was much quieter than any petrol mower I had used before but still noisier than my 15 year old (but now deceased) 2200W electric mower. It coped well with cutting and the finish was quite good.
It always took a couple of pulls of the cord - never 1 as the guy in the store claimed. The throttle control lever for this Briggs & Stratton motor machines of whic...h this is one is very poorly marked and you can only figure out where the "start" position is by seeing where the stop position is indicated in the manual. You get use to it but it is daft labelling on the machine. The biggest complaint is the carburettor which in these things is very prone to gumming up if you leave fuel in it over winter which I did on the 3rd year. Also, the cosmetic red piece of plastic over the top of the motor which has to be removed to get access to the 3 bolts that hold the top on is very difficult to remove. You cannot disconnect the very short fuel hose easily without removing this cover. The fuel tank is irregularly shaped which makes draining difficult. Ah, the joys of maintenance of small petrol engines. Funny thing is old petrol mowers I use to use never had these problems. Maybe fuel is crappier these days. I will be replacing it with another electric mower.
- Corvette 400
- Verified purchase
Pleasure to mow ,,
No body really likes mowing there yard , but when you have a new or old and effective mower like a Victor it takes the boredom out of it,,makes it effortless and makes a hard job easy ,never any trouble with the catcher , always starts first go ,adjustment is easy ,no trouble to use ,,,
Victa is still making great mowers.
I really like the fact that it starts first go. It is light to push and move around edges etc. If convenience is what you’re after, then the Corvette 200 is perfect because it cuts the grass neatly. The rigid plastic grass catcher is easy to remove, empty and replace.
It is designed and assembled in Australia and it has the functionality and the durability that I like. Victa offers a 3-year domestic warranty as well.
No hassles at all
BEing using it for almost 6 months now, works seamlessly.
starts on the first time, mow the lawn as I wish to.
Bought it from mowerPwer Mount waverley, their friendly staff helped me finalize the right one for me.
PRice matched with fuel and oil topped up and all assembled, so you are good to go instantly.
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|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Mulching Capability and Quick-Start Motor||Deck Clean-out Port, Mulching Capability and Quick-Start Motor||Deck Clean-out Port, Mulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Self-Propelled|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel||Steel||Steel||Steel|
|Cutting Width||480 mm||460 mm||420 mm||483 mm|
|Height of Cut||11 mm to 75 mm||11 mm to 75 mm||11 mm to 75 mm||18 mm to 68 mm|
|Number of Blades||4||2||4||4|
|Weight||31 kg||28 kg||26 kg||35 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 year(s)||6 year(s)||6 year(s)||6 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton OHV 163cc 675EXi Series||Briggs and Stratton 500E Series||Briggs & Stratton 140cc 550EX||Briggs & Stratton 725EXi 4-stroke OHV|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)||4-Stroke||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton||Briggs & Stratton||Briggs & Stratton||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Displacement||163 cc||140 cc||140 cc||163 cc|
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