Victa Vortex lawnmower

Made by Victa Lawncare Pty Ltd, 1984.

Lawnmower with grass catcher, rotary two stroke petrol ‘Victa vortex’, plastic/rubber/metal, designed by Design Field, 1983-1984, made by Victa, Sydney, 1984

Black painted metal and red plastic base with four black rubber wheels on two concealed axles. Vertically placed two-stroke petrol engine is completely concealed by a red plastic cowl in ‘high tech’ style with sharp edges, flat surfaces and red and black grid lines. A corrugated plastic air snorkel runs from the cowl up the rear (folding) ...

Summary

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Lawnmower with grass catcher, rotary two stroke petrol 'Victa vortex', plastic/rubber/metal, designed by Design Field, 1983-1984, made by Victa, Sydney, 1984

Black painted metal and red plastic base with four black rubber wheels on two concealed axles. Vertically placed two-stroke petrol engine is completely concealed by a red plastic cowl in 'high tech' style with sharp edges, flat surfaces and red and black grid lines. A corrugated plastic air snorkel runs from the cowl up the rear (folding) chromed tubular steel handle. A black plastic grass catcher fits onto the rear of the base. The word Victa is embossed into the front of the cowl in black and the word Vortex is on the front of the metal base in white lettering.

Dimensions

1050 mm
560 mm
1400 mm

Production

Designed by Graeme MacDonald of Design Field in 1983-4
Made by Victa in Sydney in 1984
Released in 1984

Victa and CSIRO developed the 'Vortex action' blade disc, this principle uses swirling sucking action to lift the grass before cutting and transporting into the catcher. Because the blades are not required to fling the grass into the catcher, lower speeds are required and therefore less noise.

Reference: 'Design Field Portfolio', Design World, November 1983, p 32-53.
Victa Lawncare Pty Ltd 1984
Design Field Pty Ltd 1983

Source

Gift of Victa Pty Ltd, 1997
20 January, 1997

Cite this Object

Victa Vortex lawnmower 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 September 2017, <https://ma.as/158741>
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