Updated 26 Oct 2017

Victa

Bronco Mulch or Catch 881872

Snapshot: This Victa Bronco Mulch or Catch 881872 is a mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 26.7kg and has a cutting width of 48cm. But is it a smooth operator?

Bronco Mulch or Catch 881872
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$729

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Test results

Overall score
77
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • Excellent mulching.
  • Good long grass cutting.
  • OK to use.
  • Very easy to manoeuvre.
  • Comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Engine starts easily.

But

  • Fair amount handle vibration.
  • Height adjustment requires effort.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance scores are based on cutting:

Short (30mm) grass to 15mm
Medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm
Long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting

We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test.

Ease of use is assessed on:

Vibration (20%)
Pushing/manoeuvring (20%)
Handle comfort (20%)
Controls (10%)
Cutting height adjustment (10%)
Catcher convenience (10%)
Ease of starting** (10%)

Key data

Model

Type
Mulch & catch
Avg price
$729

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
68/81
Weight (kg)
26.7
Cutting height range (mm)
10-70
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
48
Handle height (cm)
104
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
140/20/20
Chassis
Alloy
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 625EX M&C
Voltage
n/a
Battery size tested
n/a
Battery cost
n/a
Starter location
Motor

Features

Console (skin)/battery cost
n/a
Self-propelled drive
×

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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