Updated 3 Oct 2017

Victa

Tornado TTB2226

Snapshot: The Victa Tornado TTB2226 petrol line trimmer has 2 cutting lines and weighs 5.3kg. But how effective and easy to use is it?

Tornado TTB2226
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$299

Join us now for instant access

Join more than 100,000 members today and you’ll get:

  • Independent info
  • Thousands of test results and research you can trust
  • Everything in one easy place
  • Expert support a phone call away if things go wrong
Join Consumer Now Log in

Test results

Overall score
79
Cutting & trimming
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent vertical cutting.
  • Excellent horizontal cutting.
  • Very good long-grass cutting.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK line feed.
  • Easy to re-spool.
  • OK to start.
  • Excellently balance.

But

  • Fairly heavy.
  • No edging guide.
  • Some vibration.
  • Noisy enough to need ear protection.

How we test

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

Performance is based on horizontal and vertical trimming and long-grass cutting.

Ease of use is assessed on handle comfort, shaft length, weight, balance, cutting visibility, controls, vibration, starting, line-feed effectiveness and ease of re-spooling.

Price is from a September 2017 survey.

Our recommendation
We recommend petrol trimmers scoring above 85% overall. While the performance and ease-of-use of the best petrol trimmers in our tests has hovered at or above this level for a few years, battery-electric models continue to improve year on year.

We raised the bar for the performance of battery-powered trimmers to 80% after a batch of 7 cordless models returned impressive performance in our 2017 test.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$299

Specifications

Depth range (cm)
n/a
Motor location
Top
Shaft type
Curved
Motor type
Petrol
Noise (dBA)
98
Weight (kg)
5.3
Depth positions
n/a
Telescopic handle
×
Length (cm)
164
Cutting diameter (cm)
39
Line-feed method
Manual
Run time (mins)
n/a
Charge time (mins)
n/a
Voltage (V)
n/a
Battery size tested (Ah)
n/a

More Info

Battery cost ($)
n/a
Availability
-
Notes
-

Features

Cutting lines
2
Clutch
Yes
Edging guide
×
Shoulder harness
Yes