Updated 29 Sep 2016

Victa

Easy Walker 19" VAMD486

Snapshot: The Victa Easy Walker 19" Self-propelled Mulch or Catch VMD486 is a mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 30kg and has a cutting width of 48cm. But is it a smooth operator?

Easy Walker 19" VAMD486
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$849

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Test results

Overall score
83
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • Excellent mulching.
  • Excellent long-grass cutting
  • Easy to use.
  • Extremely easy to manoeuvre.
  • Little handle vibration.
  • Self-propelled (extremely easy to push).
  • OK handle comfort, at a good height.

But

  • Adjusting the cutting height requires effort.
  • The engine is difficult to re-start when hot.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%). Performance scores are based on the following:

  • Cutting short (30mm) grass to 15mm.
  • Cutting medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm.
  • Cutting 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
$849

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
70/83
Weight (kg)
30
Cutting height range (mm)
12-70
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)
110 / 20 / 18
Chassis
Steel
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 150cc
Voltage
n/a
Battery size tested
n/a
Battery cost
n/a
Starter location
Handle

Features

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

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Exclusive to Bunnings. Available by special order only.

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