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Re 18" Victa 82V

after 5 mins still on hold at big B!

8 minutes

10 minutes switchboard answers, 'sorry darling' nobody seems to be there.

 

I love my local proper mower shop, he knows my name, answers the phone, replies to emails and doesn't F me around.


Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:47 PM

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Seen the height thing mentioned many times, is this the fix?

My main beef I have with this machine is its lack of a decent low cutting height. To get around this I disassembled the height adjustment lever and had it bent to a lesser angle so when the lever  is placed at its lowest height adjustment notch it is a lower than what comes out the factory.

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Overall the mower performs well, has enough power for regular mowing and has been 100% reliable in the 4 months of ownership.

 

This was from a Kobalt buyer but should be same same similar.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 03:54 PM

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Seen the height thing mentioned many times, is this the fix?
My main beef I have with this machine is its lack of a decent low cutting height. To get around this I disassembled the height adjustment lever and had it bent to a lesser angle so when the lever  is placed at its lowest height adjustment notch it is a lower than what comes out the factory.
Arm-bend-angle-300x263.jpg?resize=300%2C
Overall the mower performs well, has enough power for regular mowing and has been 100% reliable in the 4 months of ownership.
 
This was from a Kobalt buyer but should be same same similar.

Do you have the 82v push mower?? What do you thinkof it?
Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

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Gday Hedger No i dont, waiting on someone from somewhere to get back to me with an answer to my question is it ( 18'' ) a full chute or half and is it a 1000w or 1200w motor.

If it,s a full chute 1200w i,ll own one next week.  :)


Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:04 PM

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Gday Hedger No i dont, waiting on someone from somewhere to get back to me with an answer to my question is it ( 18'' ) a full chute or half and is it a 1000w or 1200w motor.
If it,s a full chute 1200w i,

ll own one next week.  :)

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

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Mine looks like this so maybe its a half ? Pretty sure its 1200watts with heaps of power!!
Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:59 PM

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Mine looks like this so maybe its a half ? Pretty sure its 1200watts with heaps of power!!

Is that the 21 or 18'' ?


Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:00 PM

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Is that the 21 or 18'' ?

21in Recommend you follow that Footprint Gardens guy mods as it makes a huge difference and its safe as houses, you just need the disc and blade setup from a 21in honda buffalo and then weld a heavy washer top and bottom making sure they are centered also lay a weld on the top washer to create a line so it wont spin on shaft !! Of done correctly you will have lowered cutting hieght and should be perfectly balanced!
Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:17 PM

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If i get one it,ll be an 18'', hoping it,ll be a full chute  for the wet up here and it has a standard Victa 2 blade disc, depending on the disc fitted to it it might take 4 blades, if it takes 4 blades it will cut the run time down though. Another option for the 21'' is get the disc of the 18'' it should fit straight on if the motors are the same. The 18'' cuts at 11- 75mm if it cuts as all the other 18'' Victa,s.


Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

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Victa just confirmed the 18'' 82v mower is a full chute 1000w motor.  :)


Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:33 AM

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Couple of questions re Battery gear

Is it possible for an hour meter to be installed?

 

We have a 160 and 190cc motor what would that translate to in V. or more precisely whats 82/56v in mowers in rough comparison. Not expecting a full blown legal definition rough enough will do 


Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:16 AM

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Roughly?:-

 

https://www.rapidtab...r/kw-to-hp.html

 

Think the Ego was around 2KW and the Victa is 1200W

 

and here's the performance curve for a GCV190:-

 

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so if you run at around 3000rpm that's around 3.4KW

 

The power/torque curve for electrics is different but I'm not enough of an engineer to know how to compare the two.


Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

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I’m a testing out this gear and will give a better review once I use it more. I confirmed with Croc that the Ego sucks the power when it’s worked hard, the trimmer that is I’m also charging on the go, the charger sucks about 500 Watts so it’s working the alternator and solar hard but it’s achievable and works well. The chainsaw is on back order for 30 days but I’ll have a more constructive review on everything else soon. I’m only running 2ah batteries, thanks Croc for the other things we discussed mate.
Much appreciated.
Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

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My little 18v trimmer if pushed hard and gets hot will absolutely chew a battery


Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:41 PM

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Yes Drew I know what you mean, as an example it managed 5 lawns before failing. Which I was pleased with, but I slashed a new customers overgrown place and it was exhausted in 20 minutes. Certainly has the grunt!!
Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

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Yes the Ego 56Vmulti tool with whipper head will eat a 2.5AH battery in about 10-15 mins in heavy going - but the blower will run all day and still have plenty to spare - the Ego rep told me the mul####ool had to be engineered to handle all the different attachments and would tend to be fierce on batteries - the dedicated whipper/chainsaw/hedger etc not so much.


Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:15 PM

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Think Victa 80 and 82v.  ;)

 

 

There are cheap 80v batts around


Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:46 PM

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I got caught out today trying the trimmer on 9 lawns. As I said earlier I’m experimenting with charging on the go with only two 2 a/h batteries. Basically as soon as one fails I get the other out of the charger and the flat one goes in. The solar and alternator recover the auxiliary battery quickly. But today was different, overcast and all 9 jobs were within 2-3 minutes of each other. The battery could not keep up with the demand and there was no ability to replenish it’s stores. The inverter shuts down when the voltage reaches 11.6volts. Lesson learned the solar pumps in enough throughout the day and a 5-10 minute drive has the battery at 100%. Last job required petrol backup. More batteries coming and it was just an odd day, I’ll keep the reviews coming as I get more experience.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:59 PM

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Think Victa 80 and 82v.  ;)
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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There are cheap 80v batts
around


Victa had an 80v range which failed to sell so re released as 82v Victa/Briggs and Stratton! Same batteries as the 80v were actually about 81.5v similar to Ego which is 56v but actually closer to 58v
Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:00 PM

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Victa had an 80v range which failed to sell so re released as 82v Victa/Briggs and Stratton! Same batteries as the 80v were actually about 81.5v similar to Ego which is 56v but actually closer to 58v

Yep if you own a Victa 82v you should be able to use Victa 82/80, Cobalt 80 and Greenworks 80 batteries


Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:25 PM




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