Push Mowers Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of push mower would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Catcher > Lifetime warranty
I'm using the easy walker for nearly 3 Years. Battery got replaced under warranty after 1 Year. It took 4/5 weeks to get my claim through. During that time I started the mower with a 12 Volt, back up battery for Alarm system $ 20.- ebay ( after I worked out + and -, easy, its on the Victa Battery ,and a bit cable). I'm not paying $ 120.- for a Victa Battery when this one play's up again. The mower is not too bad, but it is not the Victa we know. Catcher shows a hole now and it is under Warranty ( that's if you still have the docket, but ours w...as a present, no docket). Contacted Victa > No docket> no" Lifetime Warranty" see attached emails Hi Norman It is a lifetime warranty please take it to your nearest dealer as below site https://www.victa.com/auGood afternoon Norman, Thank you for your email. This is a Special Order part that the Stihl shop has to order in. At this stage, it will be 2-4 week before delivery to Biggera Waters. Please allow this time for delivery, NO more Victa for me. Been told by Victa Service " That's how it is these day's. Quality.....no good. Rover has quite good reviews...
Purchased in December 2016 at Bunnings for $750.00.
Woeful Battery Life, Victa Easywalker Mower
Bought this mower 18 months ago. Used it 4 times. Went to use it recently and the battery was flat. Recharged the battery but the charger reports the battery will not charge. Looked for a replacement battery but there are very few suppliers and those that say they have them are actually on back order with no delivery date possible. Keep away from this lawn mower as eventually it will disappoint you.
A good reliable lawnmower
Love my victa easy walker, aprox 3 years old, starts first go everytime, doing first blade replacement today. I keep my battery and charger in cool place and never have a problem starting it
Purchased in February 2016 for $750.00.
Very Unreliable Mower
We bought the Victa easy walker 2 years ago cost us $850 loved it for the first season but then once winter came we didn’t need to mow as often. Once we started to need it again it failed to start after only 7months, the battery wouldn’t charge so we went and had it replaced and again after the next winter same thing happened so now we have a lawn mower that is useless to us cause won’t go with out battery worst lawn mower ever wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
i bought the Victa b Easy Start From Bunnings less than a year ago.
My advice is stay away from the rubbish.
The starter rope because its so long went under the mower while i was mowing not UNDER Warrentee.
The worst mower i have ever had /Worst starter I'm just about to throw it in the BIN.
You think your buying a mower like your last one that lasted for years with all the abuse you give it
well forget this mower Expensive to Buy and cheap rubbish.
I am going to try a Honda, I've heard good things about them at least i will get 5-10 years out of it not one.
Battery life - Disappointed
I will never buy a Battery start mower again. I will trade this " Thing "called Victa easy walker against a Rover. If I get a trade in?
New Battery is around $ 120.- Mower was $ 700.- and used 20 times for 1/2 hour around. Victa is not the same any more .I have done the first Review on this Mower I think ? By the way I started it with a 12 Volt Motor bike Battery on the end. It shows you on the Battery the Positive a the negative. Two wires and it started. You only need the + and -
forget the middle contact on the mower.
Absolutely loved the mower when I first used it! Easy to start and manouvre, great cut. However, due to very dry conditions, lawn didn't need cutting for months. So when it was finally time to mow the lawn, it failed me. Despite the battery being fully charged, nothing happened. The motor just splutters and stops the minute you take your finger off the button. So I am back to square one with a dead lawnmower. It has only been used 5 times since it was bought and the battery despite being advertised as providing up to 75 starts fully charged, ha...s had to be recharged 3 times during that time! The battery was removed each time and stored inside house to avoid excess heat in shed! The mower has also been treated with great care given how much it cost! Not happy!
So easy to push
So easy to oush and use. My last few Victa Mowers were great but this is even better. It glides across the grass which l don't get time to mow regularly so grass is usually quite long when l do go to mow it. I would recommend Victa for a brand and would buy another if and when l ever need too. Ive had 2 already over the last 28 years.
Unreal, unbeatable value.
It's solid piece of kit. It has the power and all bells and whistles, starts first hit. I was going to buy the Honda, but after doing my research i am soooo happy i made this choice. It's been designed in Australia, American made briggs&Stratton engine and assembled in Australia. Victa you out done yourself, well done.
Good so far
Purchased today and can say the first use has been excellent. Nice wide cutting deck and the self-propelled aspect makes using it a breeze, particularly when the catcher is full. Pushbutton start is an absolute dream and as long as it keeps working the same way, I’m happy to recommend. The price will put some people off, but if you have a lot of lawn with slope, you will wonder why you didn’t buy one earlier...
Motor great i have not problems stating it, it cuts grass with easy. Blades are very sharp... i motor twice a week and have no problems starting it.you can motor and the petrol last for ages running and running forever. I lovs my beautiful mower its worth buying love .
Push the button and you're off
I have only recently purchased this mower and I must say i am really pleased so far. I had a significant injury and pulling continuously on a chord was out of the question. My yard is too large for a battery powered mower so I was unable to select that (even though I have bought into the Ryobi 36V range). Also my lawn has quite a bit of slope so I also wanted a self propelled. Additionally I didn't want to play chemistry with oil and petrol so I also wanted a 4 stroke if possible however this was probably the least important on my list.
...Armed with this knowledge I set out to purchase a mower that would satisfy all of this criteria (I'm not easily pleased apparently). I found this mower and started to research around it. I looked it up on Choice who recommend the mower and from the general online reading I decided to invest in this mower. My experience has been great. I am able to mow the front and back lawns with ease and I feel very comfortable with the mower overall. The starting up is a dream as its literally a button push and then the sound of the mower roaring. There is a lever to control how much throttle you want however I use it on high the whole time. In general terms it is really easy to use as its self propelled. It is a little fiddly in some hard to reach places as it a largish mower. The one down point is that it is quite a heavy mower so if you need to manoeuvre in tight spaces or lift into a shed it can be cumbersome. In terms of filling with fuel and oil I found it quite easy. There is a point for oil and a point for fuel so its just a case of checking the oil dipstick to make sure that you have oil in it. There is no need to change the oil just top it up which makes it nice and easy. Would definitely recommend as it hit all of my criteria: - Push button start
mulches well, easy walk is the right pace, easy to assemble out of box, easy to start, no issues. I have a few patches of very long grass and a higher height option would be good (but this is an issue with nearly all walk behind lawnmowers), but the mower is fine for lawn and minor brush cutting. You have to supply your own 4 stroke oil and ULP initially.
Questions & Answers
Back wheels seem to lock up when not in self propelled. Any ideas?
No sorry, the only other thing was that the drivebelt came off. I just had to remove a cover from underneath 2X bolts and put the belt back on. (Watch the fuel when putting the mower on the side. Maybe take the belt off on pulley (where the blades are ) and try it without the self-propelled. It is maybe still in drive when it shouldn't be. Cable jammed .
Norman ( who starts his Victa now with a 12 v 4ah battery.
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