Ooops i brought a dud, from a discontinued post
UPDATE AGAIN 21 6 20
Three weeks ago mower wouldnt start.
Carb had oil in it, but it was from 2 stroke apparently, no way have i ever put 2 stroke in a mower as I have a clear can and use blue 2 stroke oil.
$230 later., negotiated down to $150, FFS.
This is the 2nd time oil has been in carb. But its all my fault !!!!!!
This mower has been a money pit.
Since new very hard to start. Dealer blamed fuel, serviced it and fixed startin, $130 latter.
Failed cable for Self propelled, dealer said common problem $220 later
Engine cable stretch replaced $80 later...
Purchased in March 2018 for A$1,049.00.
Way to slow!
It’s a heavy mower so not so nimble to turn it around. Motor is powerful cuts long grass with ease. Unfortunately it’s self propelled drive is soooo slow. I could use a push mower in half the time. I found I was trying to push it to help it along shame it’s a big let down due to lack of speed
Purchased in February 2018.
I needed to replace my old ultra reliable 1990 Victa Mustang and thought a Honda would be a good choice however with the blocked chute issues on the new Honda decks I decided to purchase the Victa Corvette Commercial with an Alloy deck and the B&S 850 Industrial Commercial engine (190cc with cast iron sleeve) for $750 from MacArthur Mowers & Marine in Camden.
As soon as I got home today I fired her up with one pull and I'm glad I bought it. At about $400 cheaper than the Honda equivalent that I was considering which has a less powerfull 160c...c engine, the Victa Commercial feels much lighter, far easier to manouver and far far more powerful than the Hondas I've used in the past. The Victa Commercial cleanly powered through some long heavy grass without missing a beat with none of the blocked chute issues plaguing the new Hondas. I haven't used the mulcher yet but I'm sure this powerful B&S 850 engine with four blades on the disk will mulch with ease. I know it's the first Month with this Victa but I've used alot of Hondas working as a sub contractor for a mate and Hondas were the Bench mark but with Honda discharge chute issues and excessive weight not anymore!
Requires heavy modification to function as intended.
I bought a Victa Corvette Commercial mower in March, 2016 to replace a Honda Commercial model (see my other review). I managed to sell the Honda and with the cash I went and bought this model. Having had an older model Victa Corvette before, I thought I knew what I was getting. It was a dependable mower with a good engine, cut great but unfortunately the base and handles cracked and fell apart after 3 years of solid use. Fair enough I said.
$780 later I bring home my new mower. Assembled and oiled, I started first go out of the box. Impressive...
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