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#111749 18/04/21 12:15 PM
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Dodgy mower checklist

20in Victa Thunder Deck - check

Gutless tiny little chonda off a $169 Bunning Tiger mower with the description it might be a briggs - check

Self Propelled dead - check

Catcher off a GMC and doesn't fit - check

Wrong blade with a piece of plastic as a blade boss spacer - check

Hasn't run for 2.5 years - check


THROTTLE CABLE FITTED DIRECTLY INTO GOVERNOR ARM - check


$100 - no way laugh


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Up for sale is a custom built lawnmower with near-new motor. Body is a reconditioned Victa 20 inch with near new slasher blades. Engine I was told is a Briggs and Stratton, though I can't find any info on the motor itself.

I bought this about 3 years ago from a lawnmower specialist who custom built it. It was self propelled but the belt snapped - should be a simple replacement.
The engine was installed brand new and tuned to be extra powerful and it is very loud! I used it for a while before realising that it is simply too loud to be used in my neighbourhood, and it was overkill for my small block.
This has now been sitting for around 2.5 years and has not been started since then. This would suit someone who knows there way around lawnmowers, as I think a little bit of work will need to be done to get it up to scratch again.

Note the catcher is not designed for this mower and does not fit flush.

I paid $500 for this and it has barely been used. Asking $100 for it as is, or possibly might be open to swaps for bourbon/whisky/gin.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/swa...built-lawnmower-read-ad-first/1272503570

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Yuk.. outer cable is not fixed.....but not meant for a cable.
speedy


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Click below to see what Paul Hogan thinks.

What Paul Hogan thinks ...

Look what 20" mower you can get for an extra $25.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/now...ertha-20-inch-cut-refurbished/1267366506

Last edited by CyberJack; 19/04/21 05:33 PM. Reason: fix link

Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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Sounds to me like some dodgy person from south western Sydney put this mower together.
Definitely a Briggs motor....... Yeah definitely


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