Updated 29 Sep 2016

Victa

Mustang MMX485

Snapshot: The Victa Mustang MCA485 is a mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 28kg and has a cutting width of 48cm. But is it a smooth operator?

Mustang MMX485
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1029

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Test results

Overall score
82
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.
  • OK to use.
  • Easy to manoeuvre.
  • Some handle vibration.
  • Very comfortable handle at a good height.

But

  • Adjusting the cutting height requires effort.
  • Shoulder strength needed to start engine.

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
$1029

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
76/91
Weight (kg)
28
Cutting height range (mm)
15-70
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)
130/20/20
Chassis
Alloy
Engine
Honda 160cc
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
-
Availability
-