Victa Corvette 725
Victa Corvette 725ex is fairly good mover, but after 8 months old, it pouring white smoke and oil out of the exhaust, without any warning, it got me very scared, it I have to buy another lawnmower in the near future, it will be definite a Honda engine lawnmower.
Victa Corvette 725 Series 19" 4-stroke steel chassis mower 190cc Ready start. No priming/no choke for easy starting with Mulch & Catching Capabilities. 725 Series 190cc Ready Start 4 Stroke Engine,Aero grip handles for easy use,18 " Edge to Edge Cutting Steel Chassis,Mulch & Catching Capabilities,Large 8" Dual Bearing Wheels,Rigid plastic catcher, 3 year engine/chassis warranty.
Victa Corvette 725 GMS484 4 Stroke Push Mower
After being a 2 stroke man my entire life, the day came where my Victa Commando 2 stroke mower overheated one time too many and I could not get her to start again. I called for help to the one man I knew would not pull a bag over my head.....
My brother-in-law is one of those fellows who can do absolutely anything with mechanical things (trust me he has saved me literally hundreds of dollars on doing things such as wheel bearing replacements, starter motor installations, etc), I sought out his skills on fixing the 2 stroke, which he did with...out hesitation...and after he took out the spark plug, pulled the cord and we watched as fuel shot out from where the spark plug once was until the mower started again.....he gave me some advice.... My brother-in-law convinced me that 4 stroke was the way to go for a few reasons: 1) The carby on the old Victa 2 strokes was always troublesome; 2) 4 stroke mowers do not overheat easily; 3) The neighbours (as well as myself) would appreciate the level of quietness a 4 stroke offers over a 2 stroke; 4) A big CC motor will make for an easy cutting mower.
Excellent Aussie Mower
Bought this mower 9 months ago to replace an old Victa 550 self-propelled. I looked at lots of different brands at the time but the victa came up best on price and features. If you are looking at mowing a large size area then this mower is spot on. Works great with the catcher or with the mulch plug.
Thought I would do an update on the above review.
Mower is now 6 years old, still starts first time every time and I mean every time.
I mow approx 500 sq meters every 7 to 10 days throughout the year, it will handle wet grass but I normally mow when it is dry.
I change the oil, air filter and blades once a year and thats it.
Questions & Answers
Just to add to the question put 29/1/2016 the retailer thought they would solve the problem by lifting the engine about 5mm and increasing the revs to 3200rpm from 2800rpm. This had minimal effect but obviously created a further problem as it pushes the chassis further down into the cut area when attempting to cut at the same level. I have to lift the mower up one notch which does not cut the grass low enough. I am no technical person but clearly the problem is with the base plate which does not clear the grass to the catcher but the front wheel. It needs additional guard around the front of the plate and right front wheel. If any one can assist with the name of a good repair centre in Newcastle that can identify this problem please advise. Otherwise it will be a new mower and a waste of some hundreds of dollars thanks to Victa.
Further to previous question and response. Victa Corvette 725 190cc. Purchased January 2013. Steel chassis. Will not pick up grass well. Cut grass accumulates at right front wheel and spreads back over cut portion. Need to mow lawn twice to pick up cut grass. Supplier says yes they do that. Why does grass accumulate at right front wheel and how can this be rectified? I cannot keep mowing lawn twice and will purchase another mower if need be but not a Victa.
In response to an answer the issue has been there since new so it is not the blades. It is not related to a full catcher, there is an enormous amount of grass accumulating at right front wheel. Will not pick up this grass. It is noted as the blades spin they spin below the base plate at the front. Could this be a problem? Does anyone else have this problem? It does not happen with the new alloy chassis.
The Corvette Alloy 725 exi has the same problem of seriously accumulating grass at the right rear wheel, the only answer to the problem is for Victa to stop being cheap and fit wheels with inside "covers" as they did previously, alternately, you need to fit a plastic shield yourself. I am also disappointed that they do not make a "Super Chute" for this mower as it is a hybrid of the self propelled mower and has plastic covers over some of the under-carriage which blocks fitting of a standard chute, again; better engineering design by Victa is required. I am currently working on adapting a chute to beat this problem. The takeover by Briggs & Stratton appears to have created a cheaper quality product.
Just to add to the question put the retailer thought they would solve the problem by lifting the engine about 5mm and increasing the revs to 3200rpm from 2800rpm. This had minimal effect but obviously created a further problem as it pushes the chassis further down into the cut area when attempting to cut at the same level. I have to lift the mower up one notch which does not cut the grass low enough. I am no technical person but clearly the problem is with the base plate which does not clear the grass to the catcher but the front wheel. It needs additional guard around the front of the plate and right front wheel. If any one can assist with the name of a good repair centre that can identify this problem please advise. Oher wise it will be a new mower and a waste of some hundreds of dollars thanks to Victa.
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Cutting Width||480 mm|
|Height of Cut||11 mm to 75 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Displacement||190 cc|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Name||Briggs and Stratton 725EX|
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