Hi Im a newbie wanting to buy & use a cordless mower. Wanting to do a Footprints & be a "green" contractor. Have any of you used the Victa mower yet? Someone here reckoned that his local Stihl shop sent 2 back coz they broke ????? I find that a tad interesting as for 1) I thought Bunnings had the franchise for the Victas - not Stihl? Also he seemed to be pushing another chain's brands of gear a bit.
So, have any of you used the Victa mowers (82V mainly but any of them) yet or know anyone who has & how has anyone found them? I like the look of them but I can't afford to spend on something at mo that mightn't work or fall over not long after getting.
Cheers for any comment & have enjoyed reading comments on this forum.
I've no experience with the Victa gear but a bunch of us went to an Ego 56V presentation at Trade Tools here in Brisbane - I think the shared view we came away with from the day is that the cordless gear has really arrived as a viable commercial alternative to petrol - but I also think we agreed that the steel deck mower was the weakest link - not as ruggedly made as, say, a Honda, limited cut height options, and the battery life would definitely be an issue for a contractor - from memory I think they quoted about 50mins runtime on the biggest 7.5AH battery which cost $400 each.
I bought just about the whole kit of tools apart from the mower and I'm well pleased with all of it - I use the blower and whipper every day now - but I'll be waiting to see how the mower develops
Victa may have better engineered their mowers but I'd be asking those questions anyway.