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Among the famous brands that represent equipment for garden care, the Viking lawnmower has not been lost. Its streamlined forms, the body of the color of young greenery, the elegant grass-catcher attract the eye. Only then do you find out that this German firm is assembling a model in Austria, confirming the German quality. Eight series, 40 models of lawn mowers - a great choice, from manual assistants to robots.
What attracts Viking lawn mowers
The user brought new equipment to the place of work, read the clear instructions, set up the mechanism and launched the device. And it does not matter, a manual rotary tidy mower, an electric or gasoline model - she will immediately show herself:
- simple, understandable control;
- beautiful design and comfortable folding handle;
- low noise;
- large riffled wheels, minimally damaging the lawn;
- large grass collector.
Even hand-held rotary mowers are more convenient and efficient than a scythe or sickle. The range of models includes electric lawn mowers Viking, self-propelled and non-self-propelled petrol models with reliable American engine Briggs. All cultivators have a sturdy casing, an excellent knife made of special steel. The last series is represented by a robot, which is included in the work remotely.
For long-term trouble-free operation of the lawn mower, it is necessary to comply with the operating conditions, especially the requirement of cleaning the assemblies at the end of work. This will prevent corrosion of the deck. The engine has air cooling, with clogged ribs it overheats and will fail.
The company's policy is based on the postulate - quality machinery can not be cheap. Prices for Viking lawn mowers do not suppress, but they force to look respectfully at the instrument. The absence of negative reviews confirms that the manufacturer has conscientiously carried out its work.
In the line of Viking lawn mowers, clear marking will help to sort out. The first letter M stands for the grass, E or B drive, electric or gasoline. The first figure is the product series, which means that the characteristic positions for this type of tool. The number of 2 digits means the cutting width, only subtract 2. The total series of eight, the last, are intended only for professional use.
So, the Viking MV 248 lawnmower means that before us is a non-self-propelled lawn mower with a gasoline drive for knife rotation and a cutting diameter of 46 cm, and 48 means the cross section of the deck enclosure covering knife. After the numbers can stand the letters:
- K is the Kawasaki motor;
- T - wheels with one drive stage, one speed;
- V-variator, smooth speed control;
- M is the mulching function;
- Е - it is started by the key of ignition, without a starter;
- S - the knife can be turned on and off independently, regardless of the engine.
Knowing these designations you can independently by brand understand what functions the manufacturer provided the tool. The most purchased series is the fourth, self-propelled gasoline lawn mower Viking.
Series 4-6 have much in common. Adjustment of the cutting height has 7 positions, it is established by the lever with the spring limiter. The handle is comfortable, you can accompany the self-propelled equipment from the side, holding the handle. At the same time soft rubber is pleasant to the touch and dampens vibration.
The grass catchers are equipped with a filling indicator, the grass in the container is packed tightly, while the air vents are directed downwards and the clothing is not soiled with dust.
The electric starter allows to start the engine by turning the key, it works on the battery.
Technical documentation and maintenance of lawn mowers
Recently, the merger occurred, Viking company ceased to exist, it joined the more powerful association of Stihl, and now the service centers of Stihl serve Viking equipment. Spare parts for lawn mowers Viking can not be bought. The company's own website offers spare parts for all modifications of equipment. Regardless of the fact that the product has been removed from production, the parts for it are in stock or will be delivered within 3-5 days. But it is important, when ordering a knot, to know its model number, one series is available in several trim levels. The same goes for the engine.
Viking lawn mowers are produced under their own name. Each unit of products has a passport and a service manual in Russian. In it in detail, with drawings of separate elements, the specification is given. A large section is assigned to the safety rules when working with equipment. Instructions for lawn mowers The Viking prescribes maintenance of the work units according to the schedule. Gasoline models are supplied with instructions for servicing the four-stroke engine. It is important to use the consumables recommended by the instruction.
Particular attention should be paid to the use of Viking engine oil.
Some typical malfunctions can be eliminated by hand:
- If an uncharacteristic rumbling appeared in the Viking gasoline mower, the fastening bolts loosened. It is necessary to check and tighten all fasteners, eliminate play.
- The tool started vibrating and jumping during operation, check the condition of the knives and the tightness of their fastening.
- The lawnmower whistled to release the roller in the aerator from the flown object.
- If the wheels stop during operation - it's time to change the belt.
If the engine does not start or stall, there is fuel and lubricant, then the specialist will need help.
Before the conservation for the winter of the Viking gasoline mower, all fuel from the tank must be worked out. The air filter should also be replaced or cleaned. Then in the spring the engine will start easily.
Examples of Viking lawn mowers
Among the many models of lawn mowers, consider a self-propelled and non-self-propelled machine. They differ in that, in a non-self-propelled model, the engine's power is aimed at providing cutting. In the self-propelled model, up to 30% of the energy is spent on the movement of the wheels. In the second case, the operator simply grasps the handle, pointing the device in the desired direction.
The Viking 248 lawn mower easily manages thick grass. A special handle on the body allows you to adjust the height of the grass cut in 7 variants during the movement. The grass is collected in a plastic container by a directed air flow. Large grooved wheels with double bearings are stable, they have a good hook with the ground. The body of the device is made of sheet steel. The volume of plastic grass catcher is 55 liters. Engine power, l. with., weight of the tool 27 kg. The price of the model is on average 26 thousand rubles.
The Viking 448 lawn mower is equipped with a more powerful B & amp; series 500 E, as part of the energy is expended on providing traffic. The front wheels are driven, well-controlled. The mowing width is 46 cm, in this model there is a function of mulching the soil with crushed grass. Seven positions allow you to adjust the cut to 25-75 mm. The body is made of polymer. It is possible to adjust the speed of movement. The drive on the wheels is single-stage. Engine power 4 liters. with., weighs a lawn mower 26 kg. The cost of the instrument is 34-38 thousand rubles.