Very happy with this mower, cuts cleanly with the catcher and quite well with mulching plug. Motor appears sufficient for suburban block, no issues with power cutting longer grass. Starts easily (2nd pull), and very good on the fuel efficiency. Slightly heavier than expected, but did use a battery powered unit prior.
Powerful good engine, very poor build quality
The mower works well. You need to maintain this. However bits just keep falling off, firstly issues with the throttle cable, then the air filter case broke, one of the wheels is at a really weird angle and now the primer button has popped off. Sourcing spare parts is near impossible.
I am tradesman
I have gardening business. Victa make very good quality tools.
I got lawn mower from them use every day since 2 years.
Powerful motor. Easy reach to blades. Very easy to remove and sharp.
Just need sharpen every week because of hi use.
Company provides very good customer service.
Powerful and compact with mulch option
Newly purchased after waiting 3 weeks for delivery. Back order for this model. Price of $549 - more powerful engine than 100 and 200 series. Started first pull each time - and quieter than 500EX powered Mosport mower.
For Australian lawns the added power is handy -- tougher grass means the engine doesn't bog down or slow the blades. 18" chassis is relatively lightweight - 1" difference is negligible (remember you usually cut based on wheel tracks - which aren't different from 19"). Will have to wait and see how reliable this lawnmower is over...
Brought the mower in January 2011. Average mowing time. Mower plastic pulley disintegrated and now needs replacing. Apparently still under warrantee but retailer wants the whole mower. Pulled the machine apart myself and for the sake of $28 will repair myself. Not as good as my old Victa two stroke. Will not buy this Victa again.
Plastic starter pulley
Mower only just 2 years old, I have normal sized yard, also no dirt, no dust. Where the handle is attached to the mower body keeps working loose, and has to be constantly retightened, and the steel handle has now snapped in two at the attachment point - obviously inferior, poor quality steel used.
I am almost 60 years old, and mowing for many years with Rover mowers and have never had this happen before. This is my first Victa mower purchase and I agree with previous reviewer's assessment that this is certainly not a top quality product f...rom Victa. Starts easily, fairly light and easy to push, cuts well Inferior quality steel in the handle, handle keeps working loose, steel handle broken where attached to body of mower, design fault with position of petrol cap
Getting on a bit so I decided to get a reliable, self mulching mower. Had good experiences with Victa in the past so I thought the 500 series would be a good buy, Wrong. Have had problems from the start. Had to replace the throttle in the first month. The petrol cap is in a ridiculous position jammed between the cable and the tank. Now the height raising lever has come loose. It was only when I took off the wheel to try and fix it that I realised how badly made the new mowers are. Everything is put together with rivets. Will be buying a new mower but not a Victa.
Badly designed in many ways.
Great for standard suburban yard
I have had this unit for a year and it starts first time every time. Its 4 stroke so i dont have to muck around with 2 stroke fuel. I have a normal suburban yard with grass. No dirt no dust just grass and it cuts it great every time either in mulch or catch mode. In summer i mow it once a week so its never really long. Its not noisy as some. I read a comment about the fuel cap and i can see that it could be designed easier to remove as the throttle cable is near the cap but in reality the cap is not a problem to remove.
Reliable, Easy to use, Price is reasonable
I've had 21 years stirling service out of the smokey/noisy old 2-stroke Victa Commando and looked forward to Victa's 21st Century super-mowers. Sadly disappointed Victa, sadly disappointed. Not just for my own sake, or that of my family, but for the whole of Australia as a lawn-mowing nation.
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Got this mower on special from believe or not harvey norman and I am very pleased with it. It has both multching and catching functions, and 4 blades making for easy quick cutting. The multching function doesn't always give you the best multch but for the price it is a good mower. Easy to start, first go every time and it looks good. Best of all it doesn't send you deaf every time you use it unlike other mowers I have used.
Mulching or Catching, 4 blades for quicker cutting, reasonably quite, 3 year warranty, starts first go.
Multching could be better
Questions & Answers
Is the Corvette 300 heavier than the Corvette 100?
When I pull the mower it starts to go then runs out of puff oil coming out of front
Just wondering what I can do?
I've checked spark plug air filter oil etc but still no good?
Sounds like a real problem,sorry I can't think what it might be , best you put it in for a good service,,,,Bob..
How do you drain the oil?
Your use manual (about page 8 or 9 explains the oil change routine). If you've lost yours, I'm sure it's available online, but failing that go to your nearest dealer/service centre and get a copy. I'm sure that you'll also get some helpful advice from some experienced maintainers at no cost whatsoever. Always read the instructions on the side of the box, and if you can't sort it out - contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer (and supplier) are obliged at law to provide you with the relevant information. Happy mowing!
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||480 mm|
|Height of Cut||11 mm to 75 mm|
|Number of Blades||4|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Displacement||163 cc|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Name||Briggs and Stratton 500|
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