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Victa 560 Vs Big Bob Mower
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Does anyone own a Victa 560 and a Big Bob mower?

I am interested in what the cut quality is?

Which one will cut higher grass?

I mainly use a Big Bob mower and like the results. But a self propelled mower does have appeal.

I have used victa 550's in the past. One only lasted for 3 or 4 mows and died. The newer one I got was why too fast for me so when the motor died I did not remotor it. 

Maybe I would have better luck with a Victa 560?

Shame no dealers have one in stock so one can even have a look at one.

I really am sick of the "we can get you one in mate".

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

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I did a crappy job with the 560 the other day. To small for the Deutscher but good for the 560 up and down and side slope,all in all the job was about 35 mins but i didnt want to have to push though, SP is the way to go. Nice thing is, put the mulch plug back in and go do some lawns. Oh and the 560 is geared.
 

Cut height is 18-76mm which is 4 mm better than the commercial 19'' but not as high as the Mastercut 28-93.


Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:39 PM

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With the plastic side gaurd removed, the 560 will power thought long grass. For extra long and wet grass, use the lower gears so the machine has the ability to process the cut material other wise it will tend to bog down or stall. I removed the side gaurd becuase it hangs up and snags but I also found that it hampered the machines ability to discharge grass in heavy going. Obviously with the gaurd removed in side throw mode, some caution is needed with the potential for flung debris/stones.


Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:39 PM

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I have never seen the value or purpose of the plastic side guard, took it off from day one.


Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:15 AM

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They have to have some sort of deflector in place to cover their butt for legal reasons. It's just another useless thing to clog as you say Drew.


Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

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I have never seen the value or purpose of the plastic side guard, took it off from day one.

ed zachary


Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

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So has anyone used a victa 560 and a Big Bob mower to compare both?

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:12 PM




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