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Victa Corvette GMD488 (Self Propelled, 4 Stroke)

Victa Corvette GMD488 (Self Propelled, 4 Stroke)

1.7 from 3 reviews

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Not happySydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews

The self propelled mechanism is fundamentally flawed. Buy a Honda


The drive mechanism routinely fails to engage and once engage cannot be disengaged. On to my second gearbox and exactly the same problem. The drive belt has now come off and I have been told this happens when the gearbox/belt mechanism becomes clogged with grass. A bit of a problem for a mower! Reverted back to my old and reliable Honda, 10+ years old and has never missed a beat.

Purchased in September 2016.


Brad61Perth, Western Australia

  • 6 reviews
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Great cutter. Dodgy clutch.


Always used a Victa. Thought I would try a self propelled version. It does the cut and collect/mulch very well. Cuts long stuff easy. After 9 months the clutch started to stick. A couple more mows and it stayed stuck on. Always in drive. Took it back to the supplier for a warranty fix. If this happens again out of warranty, I will convert it back to a push mower.

Date PurchasedFeb 2017


  • 3 reviews
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Very Unhappy with Self Propelled function


The mower seems to cut okay but the self propelled drive belt failed during first mow on fairly light/Medium load. Completed mowing in push mode which is not it's best feature.. After warranty repairs, received the mower yesterday and tried to mow lawn again (same setting so only a week's growth to cut) and within 5 - 10 mins, the drives fails again. This time, I get my old Subaru/Ryobi to finish the Job. What is happening here? Not looking like a great buy at the moment. Back to shop on Monday. Not good for my leather interior. Based on my experiences so far with my Mower, I cannot Recommend this Model.. Cheers

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CategoryPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $749
Power SourcePetrol
FeaturesMulching Capability
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width480 mm
Height of Cut11 mm to 75 mm
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine Displacement166 cc
BrandBriggs & Stratton
Engine Type4-Stroke
Engine NameBriggs & Stratton 750 DOV I/C
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