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Just wondering if anyone can offer some advice on these Victa 2 strokes. Seems like some one in Sydney purchased a heap of these but for some reason they were all returned to retailers. I noticed they are appearing on a number of mower retail sites [GYC / Hendersons]  as well as EBAY. I picked up one for $400.00 plus postage to Townsville. Supposedly only two months old. It is in very good nick but is obvious it has been used commercially. Front of engine cover has been engraved with the word ''North'' and the numeral ''2''. Curious as to why they would buy so many [ have seen at least 10 advertised] and then return them. I decided to grab one to replace my old Rover Super Ute. Has been forty years since I pushed a two stroke but very happy with it so far. Although they rev hard and don't seem to be achieving much they certainly knuckle down with the going gets hard. Would not have thought a two stroke would have been that torquey. Very light as well. Found myself grabbing it instead of the Mulchmaster 560 last week. Only concern is that it seems to have a rattle like piston slap when a full throttle. Power is good and not smoking so is this rattle part of the ''experience''? Thanks.

 


Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:00 PM

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looks like a good score


Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:19 PM

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The rattle may be the piston in the bore. It doesn't cost much to get a rebore and an over sized piston fitted.


Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

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Just wondering if anyone can offer some advice on these Victa 2 strokes. Seems like some one in Sydney purchased a heap of these but for some reason they were all returned to retailers.

Might have got a scare with the upcoming ban on 2 strokes (only for new imports though ) not for the ones already here.


Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:21 PM

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Might have got a scare with the upcoming ban on 2 strokes (only for new imports though ) not for the ones already here.

Hopefully Victa will keep the manufacture of the parts going for a few years. Will have a closer listen to the engine next time i run it. Thinking it may just be ####ler reverberation. They seem a good little machine. Not being made anymore was part reason to grab one before they're gone for good.


Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:52 PM

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Victa Power Torque engines all rattle even from new. The basic design has been around since the 80’s in various forms. The noise is very normal, and not a concern at all. These motors are cheap and easy to rebuild too.
Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

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Victa Power Torque engines all rattle even from new. The basic design has been around since the 80’s in various forms. The noise is very normal, and not a concern at all. These motors are cheap and easy to rebuild too.

Hi John 22. Thanks for that. Rest of the mower looked ''as new'' so I hoped it would not be piston / slap that early in it's life. Thought i may have been sold a pup. Thank as well to all who contribute here. Great little forum.


Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:46 AM

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Just wondering if anyone can offer some advice on these Victa 2 strokes. Seems like some one in Sydney purchased a heap of these but for some reason they were all returned to retailers. I noticed they are appearing on a number of mower retail sites [GYC / Hendersons]  as well as EBAY. I picked up one for $400.00 plus postage to Townsville. Supposedly only two months old. It is in very good nick but is obvious it has been used commercially. Front of engine cover has been engraved with the word ''North'' and the numeral ''2''. Curious as to why they would buy so many [ have seen at least 10 advertised] and then return them. I decided to grab one to replace my old Rover Super Ute. Has been forty years since I pushed a two stroke but very happy with it so far. Although they rev hard and don't seem to be achieving much they certainly knuckle down with the going gets hard. Would not have thought a two stroke would have been that torquey. Very light as well. Found myself grabbing it instead of the Mulchmaster 560 last week. Only concern is that it seems to have a rattle like piston slap when a full throttle. Power is good and not smoking so is this rattle part of the ''experience''? Thanks.

Ah the internet. After seeing this post last week, um well um......... I went and placed an order for one these. 

 

It arrived today and its such a nimble little thing. I'm a big Victa 2-Stroke fan, when the going gets tuff they just hunker down and get on with it. These are a great little mower for small areas. I used it on my own lawn this afternoon, you wouldn't have known it was a sidethrow cut. 

 

My grandfather had a Victa Mustang for many many years, those were the ones encased with the green plastic cladding. This new Mastercut smells and sounds exactly the same. Whenever I hear one of these engines it makes me remember cutting the lawn with my Pa as a young kid. 


Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:50 PM

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The good old days

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Ha ha. Yes Pa used to fill his up with Good old Zoom 25. 


Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:48 PM

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Ah the internet. After seeing this post last week, um well um......... I went and placed an order for one these. 

 

It arrived today and its such a nimble little thing. I'm a big Victa 2-Stroke fan, when the going gets tuff they just hunker down and get on with it. These are a great little mower for small areas. I used it on my own lawn this afternoon, you wouldn't have known it was a sidethrow cut. 

 

My grandfather had a Victa Mustang for many many years, those were the ones encased with the green plastic cladding. This new Mastercut smells and sounds exactly the same. Whenever I hear one of these engines it makes me remember cutting the lawn with my Pa as a young kid. 

 

Just to follow up on the above....

 

Loving how lightweight this little machine is. No ramps needed either to load/unload onto the ute.

I have been using it to "cut in" around trees/poles ect or intricate areas on certain jobs and using the big Mulchmaster or Rover 560 for the rest. The big fuel tank is also handy. The plastic side flap does snag a bit on the lower settings. 

 

A great addition to the artillery.  :D  


Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:52 PM

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Just to follow up on the above....

 

Loving how lightweight this little machine is. No ramps needed either to load/unload onto the ute.

I have been using it to "cut in" around trees/poles ect or intricate areas on certain jobs and using the big Mulchmaster or Rover 560 for the rest. The big fuel tank is also handy. The plastic side flap does snag a bit on the lower settings. 

 

A great addition to the artillery.  :D  

Yeah they are certainly easy to push around. Even though the Mulchmaster 850 is self propelled I reckon it  takes less effort to mow a 1/4 acre with the Mastercut than the Mulchmaster ! Just doesn't give the finish.


Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:23 AM

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Would it give the finish if you bought the mulching kit ?


Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:58 PM

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Always use the mulching insert with the Mulchmaster and happy enough with the results. Didn't think the little Mastercut was available with a mulching plug? Only worry with the Mastercut is how that pressed steel body will stand up. I've taken to scrapping away the build up away and giving it a spray with Lanotec at the end of each day.


Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:23 AM

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The finish both the Mastercut and Mulchmaster, but especially the Mastercut, gives depends on the condition of the lawn. You certainly have to pick your mark with them. On well kept, regularly serviced lawns, both of these give excellent finish with the bonus of no stopping to empty catchers or runs to the tip. Thick and heavily overgrown lawns or lawns covered in leaves, are best left to another mower, in my case the Rover ProCut. 


Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:11 PM

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