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  # 1985070 28-Mar-2018 18:01
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billgates:

 

Looking for a lawnmover so cordless seems to be the way to go.

 

{snip}

 

Which to pick if money not an issue. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If money not an issue, how big is your lawn?

 

 

 

https://www.husqvarna.com/nz/products/robotic-lawn-mowers/

 

 


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  # 1985193 28-Mar-2018 22:40
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For $2500, the reviews don't stack up against the husgvarna. Lawn will be about 400sqm.





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  # 1985955 30-Mar-2018 14:08
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In 2016 I got a Victa 16" VLM4018, which included a 40v 4Ah battery.

 

All good until this year, and now battery isn't providing adequate run time (degradation??). Anyway, in the market for another battery, and struggling to find one. This on Aliexpress looks similar... worth the gamble or am I probably wasting money?


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  # 1986188 30-Mar-2018 20:45
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Retailer should have spares for a reasonable period of time, if not go back to them and make them solve the problem. Got a full refund on a 3 year old cheapie drill at bunnings because they couldnt get any spares for it.





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  # 2013087 10-May-2018 08:49
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I too would really love to know peoples opinion between the AEG and the Victa, I have an older 36V Ryobi and while its amazing in the summer the old model and batteries are starting to really struggle in the winter with constant clogging.

 

 

 

Seeing the Victa for $730 ... as almost sealed the deal for me, Thanks to that awesome price match post!

 

 

 

Would also like to know if anyone has seen this massport? noticed i can get it through flybuys, but unsure if its worth it...

https://www.flybuys.co.nz/rewards/masport-400st-58v-2-in-1-mower?outlet_id=0

 

 

 

 


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  # 2013119 10-May-2018 09:42
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blakamin:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

blakamin:

 

kiwifidget:

 

A teeny bit off topic, but I noticed someone in our street has a robot lawn mower. I did not even know these were a thing.

 

 

Expensive... thinking about one for my new house.. lawn is small and no dog poo on it. laughing

 

 

What one? The Husqvarna ones?

 

 

They're over the top... $2-5k!

 

Probably awesome tho. Have you done any reviews.

 

All are pretty expensive, and you get what you pay  for.

 

 

Friend of mine has one of the Husqvarna robot mowers, basically a Roomba for the lawn. They have quite a big lawn and were looking at a ride-on, but as the back has quite a slope a ride-on would have a decent chance of rolling. So, since they were looking at spending ride-on money, the robot wasn't that expensive. 

 

It doesn't mow fast, but it mows all the time, quietly, without fuss. It has GPS fencing, so it doesn't mow the whole street, and if its stolen, it won't work.

 

As far as they are concerned, not having to spend a couple of hours a week walking around behind a mower was a great investment.


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  # 2013122 10-May-2018 09:45
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@dy3r It sounds like the Victa has battery problems and it's difficult to find a new battery for it. 

 

I'm also looking at purchasing an electric lawn mower but I'm finding it hard to decide which one would offer the best value for the long term.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2013599 10-May-2018 21:12
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Thanks @richms for advice about going back to retailer. Being a slacker in terms of going to shops, I mowed the lawn several times over a week to get it really short. With the much shorter grass, I'm now finding the 2016 Victa battery lasts the advertised ~20 minutes. With longer grass and a bit of damp it was barely doing 10 minutes. 

 

Suspect I'll look back in 10y and laugh at how woosy batteries were.


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  # 2013645 10-May-2018 21:42
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paulchinnz:

 

Thanks @richms for advice about going back to retailer. Being a slacker in terms of going to shops, I mowed the lawn several times over a week to get it really short. With the much shorter grass, I'm now finding the 2016 Victa battery lasts the advertised ~20 minutes. With longer grass and a bit of damp it was barely doing 10 minutes. 

 

Suspect I'll look back in 10y and laugh at how woosy batteries were.

 

 

 

 

Did the older victa use the briggs and Stratton battery?


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  # 2014122 11-May-2018 15:00
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Hey Guys,

 

 

 

Just so everyone knows, the price match with the Victa, went into Bunnings today to do it.... they changed the price overnight to match and they dont price beat on a matched price, only lower.....

 

 

 

Guess im back to the drawing board!

 

 


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  # 2014137 11-May-2018 15:18
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check a different bunnings store?


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  # 2014268 11-May-2018 19:07
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@dy3r 2016 Victa battery also is by briggs and stratton but the exterior looks different


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  # 2022545 25-May-2018 17:41
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dy3r:

 

Hey Guys,

 

 

 

Just so everyone knows, the price match with the Victa, went into Bunnings today to do it.... they changed the price overnight to match and they dont price beat on a matched price, only lower.....

 

 

 

Guess im back to the drawing board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey dy3r, was browsing the web and found another site for $699 https://sesdirect.co.nz/collections/new-equipment/products/victa-82v-21-inch-wide-cut-mower-kit

 

You could use that to price match and get it even cheaper. With the 15% price match it'd be about $595, a steal!

 

 

 

Cheers,


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  # 2022561 25-May-2018 18:08
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Oh you are an absolute legend!, will go in tomorrow and let you know how I get on.

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  # 2023321 27-May-2018 12:11
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Blue:

 

dy3r:

 

Hey Guys,

 

 

 

Just so everyone knows, the price match with the Victa, went into Bunnings today to do it.... they changed the price overnight to match and they dont price beat on a matched price, only lower.....

 

 

 

Guess im back to the drawing board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey dy3r, was browsing the web and found another site for $699 https://sesdirect.co.nz/collections/new-equipment/products/victa-82v-21-inch-wide-cut-mower-kit

 

You could use that to price match and get it even cheaper. With the 15% price match it'd be about $595, a steal!

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

 

 

This worked was $594, and much better/more powerful than the Ryobi one I had.

 

 

 

Cheers


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