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TeaLeaf

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#268438 19-Mar-2020 19:22
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I know its early days, but the victa auto power engine mower is cleaning up in reviews, 4.6/5 so far on product review.

https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/victa-82v-power-cut-883241

 

It uses a 1200w motor, which doesnt sound  a lot given some high end scooters use this size engine. But its powerful and only uses what is needed.

Its power bank is 1500w - charges in 30 minutes.

It also has a leave blower, line trimmer etc attachable using same power bank. Im yet to look into how good they are.

I have a gorgeous back lawn as long as you cut it bi weekly summer, monthly winter. This is plenty big enough for it.

So Im actually considering it. $550 is not a lot in mower terms, but feels a lot as is power driven. Will keep you informed.


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  #2441661 19-Mar-2020 19:50
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I have all of these Victa 82v range tools.  The mower is amazing, as powerful as a 175cc Briggs and Stratton petrol mower and the other tools are a 10/10.  You won't regret buying the mower.


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  #2441710 19-Mar-2020 20:50
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rp1790:

 

I have all of these Victa 82v range tools.  The mower is amazing, as powerful as a 175cc Briggs and Stratton petrol mower and the other tools are a 10/10.  You won't regret buying the mower.

 



Wow, this does sound too good to be true. It seems affordable vs a high quality petrol. Had 5 yr warranty.

Most other reviews seem equally impressed.

Does charging for 30 mins work out at cheap as half a tank of petrol or whatever it would take equally?

I also like that its low noise? IM not sure if ear muffs are needed.


 
 
 
 


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  #2441713 19-Mar-2020 21:04
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Definitely don't need earmuffs.


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  #2441725 19-Mar-2020 21:54
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I have one.  It is just great.





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  #2441735 19-Mar-2020 22:04
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mdav056:

 

I have one.  It is just great.

 



Ok i was sceptical about reviews but I trust you guys.

its a really well thought out product line.

I want a line trimmer and a leaf blower.

I was thinking blowing leaves onto lawn and just mulching. I do have a proper barrel mulcher for waste which I probably should put the leaves as much as I can in there and leaves the grass as much for the grass. But pohutukawa leaves are a PITA. On a deck, a broom does nothing. The leaf blower will be much more effective.

 

I was looking for a 21" self driven mower, so 18" is a worry. But measuring in my head, my lawn wraps around house, gets sun on all parts all day aside from dappled light from big pohutukawa which for some reason has the lawn grow faster in its shade this summer, it died in some parts. Such is tank water, but we considering running water up the long driveway and splitting cost with 4 neighbours. Then I will just use tap water for the garden as rain water tastes nice and I have it on a pump so is like high mains pressure, take your skin off haha. Will probably use free water first in reality then if have to use council water will do. I put $250 water in this year. Which is a lot less than I use to pay for water in a year in my apartment. And that was during a drought. Soil receeded 2 inches into literally rock.


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