After endless research and relying on traditional Stihl quality, I purchased the Stihl 339. However, the performance has been very disappointing.
1. The height settings leave a lot to be desired. There is a large difference between the first and second height settings. The second setting does not cut low enough, but the real sting in the tail is the first setting. It certainly is much lower, too low. Worse though is that on the lowest setting, the mower becomes VERY hard to push as the plastic deck buries itself in the grass. And the harder yo...u push to get it moving the deeper it is pushed into the lawn, scalping the grass as a result. 2. The wheels are small which only adds to the difficulty pushing the mower. I’ve seen comments saying this mower is manoeuvrable. No it is not! Light to push and pull at height settings 2+, yes, but turning or manoeuvring in small arcs is much harder than my old petrol mower. Larger wheels with ball bearings would have helped enormously. 3. If you are considering buying this mower, turn it over and look at how the wheels and axle are attached. The axle clips into the plastic deck, in a similar way you’d assemble a toy truck or pram. Totally unacceptable for a product costing $749. Sadly, I gave away my Honda petrol mower when I bought the Stihl RMA 339. Now I am looking around again for a new mower after this latest expensive disaster.
Purchased in October 2020 for $749.00.
Great mower for small to medium sized lawns
I have three patches of buffalo lawn which equate to around 120 square metres: a nature strip, a front lawn and a back lawn that requires access via steps. My objective was to find a mower that was functional but not too heavy to lift up the steps. (I am in my 60s and not as agile as I once was) After a lot of research I opted for the RMA339. The biggest hurdle for me was to accept the polymer build as I have only owned steel lawn mowers in the past. I like this mower. It cuts well, is easy to maneuver, and is easy to lift up and down my ...back steps. I have no problem cutting the lawns with the AK30 battery. The light weight and compact size make it easy to store in my garage where I have limited space. This is a perfect mower for a small to medium sized suburban lawn. The narrower cutting width would be an issue for larger lawns and I doubt the polymer body could withstand grass areas with a lot of debris. It is definitely not the right mower for everyone but it is perfect for my specific needs.
Purchased in April 2020 at Dawn Mowers, Surry Hills, Melbourne for $499.00.
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|Category||Battery Lawn Mowers|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Features||Battery Life Indicator, Foldable Handle and Mulching Capability|
|Catcher Capacity||40 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Plastic|
|Cutting Width||370 mm|
|Height of Cut||20 mm to 70 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||32V Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
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- MPN: RMA-339
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