Push Mowers Buying Guide

Buying a new lawn mower is a long-term investment in your home and garden so it’s worth taking the time to make sure you select the right mower to suit both you and your lawn.

How To Find The Walk-Behind Mower For Your Needs

How to Find the Walk-Behind Mower for You

Buying a new lawn mower is a long-term investment in your home and garden so it’s worth taking the time to make sure you select the right mower to suit both you and your lawn.

  • First step is to look at your lawn itself. Victa lawn mowers are perfect for every popular Aussie lawn type including the popular soft-leaf buffalos such as ‘Sir Walter’ so look more at size of your lawn as well as layout and obstacles.
  • Roughly how large is the area you need to mow in square metres?
  • Is it a straightforward square or rectangular shape or do you have to maneuvre around lots of garden beds, borders and trees?
  • Is it nice and flat or do you have sloping or undulating areas?
  • How is the access? Do you have to go up or down steps, down a narrow side passage or through narrow gates?

Next consider who will be using the mower. Make sure the model you select will suit the height, reach and physical abilities of the people most likely to use it.

Understanding Lawn Mower Features

When you ask people about their worst experiences with a lawn mower most will talk about how getting their old mower started was a lengthy, frustrating and sometimes even painful process. Thankfully technology has come to your rescue! After you’ve settled on size and type of mower you need to look at how a mower is started.

Automatic choke starting systems are the simplest and easiest to start. The mower is effectively in a stand-by state so that there is no manual priming, fiddling with settings or warm-up pulls required.

Victa mowers use two high-tech starting systems across many of the mowers in their range.

East Starting - The ReadyStart® system from Briggs & Stratton

Helps eliminate priming and choking, the mower is always ready and waiting. Just shift the throttle to the start position, pull the cord and you’re off and mowing. No Priming, no choke, no worries!

Push-Button - InStart™ system from Briggs & Stratton

Taking starting to the next level are electronic starting systems such as Briggs & Stratton InStart™. These systems bring lawn mowers into the 21st century by eliminating pull starts altogether using a Li-Ion battery starting system instead. Simply shift the throttle to start position and push the button for an instant start.

Learn more about InStart™ >

What About Lawn Clippings?

You’ll find the majority of mowers today feature mulch or catch options. On all Victa domestic mowers a grass catcher can be fitted to the rear of the mower. Catching your grass is ideal when grass has grown too long or if you like a really tidy finish.

Mulch mowing is a system where the lawn clippings are cut and recut by being recirculated through the blade system until they are reduced to very fine clippings. They are then blown back into the turf thatch where they breakdown quickly feeding both your lawn and the soil. It’s like giving your lawn a light organic feed every time you mow.

Victa mowers use a unique and super efficient mulching blade disc design to make the process of mulch mowing even more efficient and more sustainable.

Mulch mowing is also a time saver as you aren’t stopping and starting to empty the catcher. It even saves you money as the fertiliser demands of your lawn are reduced.