If it was a man, I’d marry it
Powerful, great cutting ability, great mulching and SO easy to charge, start and operate. Almost makes mowing a pleasure. You don’t end up reeking of petrol or inhaling fumes. Have the self propelled V that will do that without the blades running.
Purchased in October 2020.
Brilliant mower with excellent battery life. Does what it promises
We have a large estate with around 1/4 acre of lawns and grasses. The claim on battery is one charge is good for around 500 square metres. And this doesnt disappoint. It certainly does cover that in one charge. As others mention the recharge is fairly quick and I have a second one in the useful carrier onboard. Neighbours come up and comment (quiet, easy to use, excellent result etc). I like to point out that it costs me nothing to mow as the sun is powering the chargers in the garage (we have a 10kW PV setup on the roof that even midwinter in ...Tasmania is delivering amazing output). If there is one minor issue it is that the catcher isnt that large and when the oak trees drop leaves and carpet the nature strip its about every two minutes I am emptying it. Otherwise its a doddle to use easy to clean after use and no more noise smell or mess with petrol. I am using only Stihl for garden equipment ( one battery system) and have to admit that generally I cannot fault the products. Local service is good too.
Purchased in February 2019 at Stihl Dealer for $549.00.
Have had several size variations of these mowers at 2 x work sites I frequent over the past few years now, currently for the past 6 to 8 months using the RMA510's. Numerous people use them pending whom is available at the time when the lawns need doing, and having spoken to all on occasion about them and the general verdict is unanimous, everyone loves them. I tried one out for myself the other day on an extremely lush bit of lawn and immediately upon return home have now bought one. I did however have to remove the rubber flap on the back of t...he deck as it may ( I assume) be a safety feature for rocks etc., but it drags heavily on the ground and increases the resistance to push by quiet a bit on the 2 lowest settings. T'is gone and all is now good. Very quiet, especially in Eco mode as it runs much slower in Light going and speeds up automatically in the heavier areas. My only gripe is the cost of the batteries, unjustifiably expensive in my opinion, however I did buy the AP300 which is a bit more expensive than the smaller batteries but still, the price cannot be justified even if they are Lithium. We have 3 batteries at each work site and all 6 are now at least 3-4 years old as they were purchased with the original smaller mowers and Blowers we had and all are still going strong. The Leaf Blowers and weed eaters use the same batteries so all Batteries have done quite a few hundred hours over the years I would imagine. For home use, only time will tell on that point but I imagine they will last a very long time judging by the work ones. Also worth mentioning is the Charging time for the battery, it arrived on power level 1 upon purchase, I put it on charge and was fully charged to level 4 after about 20-30 minutes, so very quick. Also, my wife used the mower yesterday for the first time and hasn't stopped raving about it as she hates noise and cannot believe how pain free it is just to get something out of the shed when I am away for work, push a button, pull the handle and away she goes.
Purchased in January 2019 for $1,000.00.
I am unable to mow the lawns and my wife who is 155 cms tall and weighs in at a massive 53 kilos, is the one who mows our reasonably large lawns. We prefer not to "shave" our lawn, and keep the grass at about 25mm high. Our property has four big Magnolia trees and so we normally have large, leathery and heavy leaves to "vacuum up" when mowing. We had an old 4 stroke petrol mower, but despite regular servicing, it was sometimes difficult to start.
We decided we needed a replacement, and without any preconceived ideas visited our local Stihl s...hop to see what was available. The RMA 510 caught our eye, and we purchased one. Arriving home we read the reviews here and it was with a great deal of trepidation that "She Who Must Be Obeyed" ventured forth to mow. Fortunately unlike us "mere males" she did read the instruction manual, and so refrained from using the eco setting. She informed me that using it was a "doddle". It was easy to push and manoeuvre, it picked up all the leaves, and she had a very wide smile on her face when she finished. The catcher had plenty of capacity, and only one bar of our AP300 was used for a half hours running. She would highly recommend this mower, and that is more than good enough for me!
Don't buy this mower
This mower is Rubbish! Bought Saturday returned Monday morning and bought a REAL mower. The lowest setting is way too high, under-powered, Assured by the dealer this is up for the job. What a Disappointing purchase Don't believe what your told by dealers. This mower is a TOY. At nearly $1000 A total waste of money!
Underpowered for buffalo grass
The 510 is advertised to be suitable for medium sized lawns. That should be conditional on you having plenty of time and the lawn is not buffalo. No comparison with a 4 stroke which did the same job easily. Another problem is the blade deck sits low and makes the mower very difficult to push on a low height setting, although even the lowest setting is comparatively high.
Would definitely not recommended this machine.
A great mower - very quiet
I got sick of my Briggs & Stratton powered Victa lawnmower and its easy to clog and hard to clean plastic carburettor jets. I already have Stihl battery powered tools but using the previous high capacity AP180 which is in between the current AP200 and AP300 for power so took the chance that the RMA 510 would be fine.
It is. The smaller capacity AP180 battery was enough to cut my 200 sqm "lawn" as well as around 50 sqm of rough long grass in the adjoining reserve. In all, mowing for around 20 minutes. I still had 20% battery power at the end ...and the Eco switch was turned off for all but 1 minute. The difference with it on and off is minimal but I could hear the engine was running just a little quieter (likely slower). Will try it with the Eco switch on all the time with the next mow. This machine is quiet - extremely quite despite the dB label which seems to indicate otherwise. I used the mulching setup and it worked well using cutting settings 1 and 2. Setting 1 is a little harder to push the mower but not overwhelming. I don't think the flap at the back helps. The rough stuff was tamed at cutting height 5. I have had a mains powered 240v - 2200W electric mower before and it was great (other than the cord getting in the way). While the RMA 510 doesn't quite seem to have the same grunt (obviously as it is 1100W), it never seemed lacking - I would call it adequate rather than powerful.
I purchased the"best" most expensive manual electronic mower Stihl makes... IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO PUSH. In addition, even with a fully charged battery it could not completely mow my small garden home yard without a second recharge. It runs exceptionally well. Sounds quiet and powerful... Looks "cutting edge" but that's the kindest thing I can say regarding it's cutting ability... Impressive technology, easy one hand height adjust - But my Advise: Do not spend $600.00 on a mower you have to push with a pickup truck! Tomorrow I go back to the store to buy a second $150.00 backup battery... Really?
- Verified purchase
Excellent Mower - plenty of power and battery life
When our ancient petrol mower gave up the ghost, I looked into battery powered mowers. This is a big push mower with wide cutting. It will cost you as much as a good quality 4-stroke petrol mower, but the battery and charger can be used with other Stihl products. And you won't have to mess around with jerry cans and petrol/oil top ups (and oil changes). And pull starting.
We don't have a large area of lawn - I can get it all mowed in about 15 minutes - and I got 3 mows before the low battery warning. Recharge time depends on the charger...you buy. Mine charges fully 75 min (you can get a faster charger). The mower is much quieter then petrol, and I would highly recommend it as a replacement for petrol push mowers. It has space for an extra battery should you have a large yard. It folds up very nicely and will fit in a garden shed. The cost of the batteries is high, but costs are likely to go down over the years. So when you do need a replacement, it will likely be cheaper. I don't know if its cheaper than petrol in the long run, but certainly easier to maintain and much easier to start.
Questions & Answers
when using the Mulch insert do you also have to attach the side discharge? I haven't used the mulch Insert as yet
Hi Maris. It is up to you. When I am mulching I only fit the rear discharge. This way I dont get so much lines of mulch on the lawn.
Hi - is it possible to adjust the cutting height on the RMA510? I can’t even cut the heads off the daisies on my flat lawn!
While using the mulching attachment, grass is accumulating in front of the mulch insert, behind the cover. I was wanting the grass seed to fall to the ground for reseed and fertilize. I made sure the attachment is securely inserted. Anything I can do to resolve this?
|Category||Battery Lawn Mowers|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Features||Foldable Handle and Mulching Capability|
|Catcher Capacity||75 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Aluminium Alloy|
|Cutting Width||510 mm|
|Height of Cut||38 mm to 90 mm|
|Noise Level||70 dB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||36V Lithium-Ion Motor|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
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- MPN: RMA510
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