Stihl RMA 510 V Self Propelled

Stihl RMA 510 V Self Propelled

 VerifiedMPN:RMA510V
Stihl RMA 510 V Self Propelled
3.5

10 reviews

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Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
3.3
Ease of Use
3.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.1
Noise Level
4.2
Safety
4.0
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
3.1
Battery Life
3.8

Reviews

10 reviews
MJ N.
MJ N.South East Queensland, QLD
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Misses the mark for a Stihl

Battery struggles to last a full cut.
It’s rather loud for battery powered. I’ve had multiple problems with the battery (failing to charge, faults, many trips back to the store).
Sometimes when fully charged the mower just won’t turn on.
Cutting grass is ok. Struggles when some extra power is required. Knobs hang too far off the side and hit the fence etc.
Entry to the catcher is too narrow and routinely gets blocked.
Paint quality is poor, as it started to peel from the mower within months.
Very expensive, and the quality and performance don’t match the hefty price tag. Show details
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Paul S.
Paul S.2 posts
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Barry P
Barry PSydney, NSW2 posts
 

Not a replacement for Honda walk behind

I retired a 21inch cut self propelled Honda, this is no where near as good. Reasons: does not pick up as well, drive stalls uphill, wheels don't grip well requiring a heavy push to get going, poor performance in longer grass, uncomfortable controls, used to take about 40minutes to mow but now closer to an hour, if the grass is longer it needs to be recharged to complete the job. Maneuverability poor due to the drive system.
Poor price performance ratio.

Definitely would not buy again. Should have got the Honda or similar.
Positive the catcher is easier to empty than Honda. Show details

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Allen C.
Allen C.Illawarra, NSW
 

Semi good

Noise levels good. Self propelled is a nuisance due to the delayed release and can be a fiddle to do areas around a tree.Also the two operating handles are a bit uncomfortable after a while. Doesn’t matter how much I overlap I’m still left with rows of partially mowed strips. Clogs up in moist grass. Show details
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D S.
D S.
 

Good with some design faults

Three design faults. The levers to hold for run and travel are thin round bars and cut into your hands. The self propelled does not disengage easily when pulling back. The triangle plastic piece halfway down the handles snags on everything. Otherwise really good. Show details
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Paul
Paul2 posts
 

Ecco mode stopped working

Ecco mode stopped working the second time I used it. Normal mode continued to work. Grass was not damp or long. Height was set to 6. Controls are not intuitive. Build quality very good. Show details
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IronMaiden
IronMaidenBowral40 posts
 

A Surprising Self Propelled Electric Mower

It took a little while to set the correct speed, especially if the mower is moving too fast in tight areas where you need to turn sharply, once I sorted out the speed and when to disconnect the drive approaching the turn it worked ok. Cutting and grass collecting were very good and I have not encountered any blockages. The charge time is fairly quick and seems to keep a charge for several mows, I have a standard suburban block of land. The mower meets all my expectations, the only downside is I had to wait three months for a battery due to a supply issue. Show details
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Jack
JackCanberra Central 2602, ACT13 posts
 
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Roy
Roy8 posts
 
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gigo
gigo6 posts
 

Questions & Answers

Jeremy W.
Jeremy W.

Love this mower. I mow on a level 5 once a week. The mower consistently goes from a somewhat high pitch sound to a low pitch sound. I thought maybe the grass was too thick but I even tested It out in my driveway and it did made the same sound. Thinking it could be the battery. Any thoughts?

Paul
Paul  

that is the auto function working (Eco mode)

Ben
Ben

I recently purchased a Stihl RMA510V
It’s a great mower.
On height setting 3 - no problems, but on height setting 2 - the mower won’t move forward. It’s like the blades are too high. The frame/base is too low & I have to drag the mower over the grass. Is there a fix for this?
Is there a spacer available - to put between the motor & blade?

ALH
ALH  

There is a rubber flap at the rear of the body which drags on the ground at low setting, I removed it and problem solved, just 4 screws

Ben
Ben  

OK. I’ll give that a go & post a reply.

Greg
Greg

Just had a small break in lug on end of cord connecting the self propel lever to the switch box. Stihl Australia does not supply this particular cord. It only supplies the switch box 63684300510.

Unfortunately, the electric cord plugin looks like the entire top of the battery unit must be removed to place in a socket.

As much as people wish to go battery electric, such design is not ecologically friendly. If a piece wire with two lugs around 10 cm long requires a switch box new lead made up of more copper, more plastic and sundry other metals, can Stihl really hold up their heads and say they are moving to environmentally sustaining production?

A part which would sell under $5.00 for a self fix, to install by agent blows out to near $200.00. And of course with demand supply, lag time could be weeks.

What other minor parts is the 510 using which will bring the buyer unrealistic costs?

The only other mower I have had with the same joiner was home serviceable at a very modest cost. Stihl is using such a cheap join in one of the only stress pointsof the 510 to save a few production cents instead of using fasteners is very sad.

Details

CategoryBattery Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $649
FeaturesFoldable Handle, Mulching Capability and Self-Propelled
Catcher Capacity70 L
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width510 mm
Weight29 kg
Voltage 36 V
Engine / Motor
Engine TypeLithium-Ion Battery
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: RMA510V

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