STIHL Petrol 18'' Mulching Lawn Mower with Autodrive | RM4RT
The STIHL RM4RT petrol lawn mower is very high quality and robust 4 stroke lawn mower, which is suitable for lawns up to 2500m². A fantastic addition to the STIHL lawnmower range (new for 2019) It packs a range of features which are designed for maximum comfort and performance, such as Smart-Choke for easy starting, and quick release handles for easy storage and transportation. It's mulching ability means that rather than having to empty a grass box the grass cuttings are shredded down are distributed back onto the ground, which brings with it a fantastic array of benefits for the lawn. It's fantastic grip and double ball-bearing wheels mean the mower is comfortable to use. A 5-year domestic warranty is included for domestic users (subject to service schedule and registration with STIHL).
What is mulching?
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of mulching it may seem a little strange at first. Why would you want to put your grass clipping back onto the lawn rather than get rid of them? The truth is correctly mulching the lawn using a mower like the Stihl RM2RT is actually beneficial to the heath of the lawn. If you were to simply take a normal Grass box full of grass clippings and spread them all over your fresh cut lawn, then this would not be beneficial, probably quite the opposite infact. Correct lawn mulching involves the clipping being shredded up very fine and then evenly distributed back down onto the lawn.
What are the Benefits of Mulching your Lawn?
Is it said that using the grass clippings to mulch the lawn can account for up to one pound of a lawns required nitrogen intake for a year. Generally speaking the average lawn needs around four pounds of nitrogen to stay in tip top condition. As well as saving time emptying the grass box, it will actually save money on fertilizer over the course of a year by cutting down on the amount of lawn feed required. Microbial activity will breakdown the body of the tiny grass clippings and recycle the nutrients they contain back into the lawn.
Does Mulching Cause Thatch?
No. The grass clippings actually consist mostly of water and because they are so finely cut when using a mulching mower the tiny segments are regenerated very quickly by worms, bacteria and other activity to give maximum benefit to the lawn. If there is an existing thatch problem in the lawn then the benefits of mulching won't be there in the same way. But mulching will not cause thatch build up, when the lawn is mown regularly and with a proper mulching mower.
- Cuts lawns - up to 2.500m²
- Cutting width - 53cm
- Cutting height - 30-70mm
- Engine type - Series XT675 OHV SC
- Displacement - 149cm³
- Nominal output - 2.2 kW / 3.0 PS
- Working speed - 2.800rpm
- Weight - 35kg
- Vibration value ahw - 3.33m/s²
- Uncertainty factor K - 1.67m/s²
Easy start engine
The engine will start easily whether cold starting or re starting it after running thanks to Smart-Choke technology
The effort required to push the mower across the lawn is all but removed thanks to the self-propelled autodive integrated into the machine. This is very useful, esspecially when mowing larger lawns or on inclines.
The grass cuttings are finely shredded down by the specially designed mulching blade, and then are dropped evenly back across the lawn, adding nutients back into the soil and essentially acting as a fertilizer.
Smooth running wheels
The wheels are very strong, robust and hard wearing on all STIHL lawnmowers. Holding a good line is aided by the traction pattern and directional stabity pattern on the wheel.
Super soft grip
The soft grip handles ensure the lawn can be mown in comfort, essspecially when mowing large lawns for longer periods of time.
Loading and unloading the lawnmower is made much easier thanks to the integrated carrying handles. These handles also make a handy point to tether the mower from in transit.
QuickFix quick-clamping devices
The handlebars of the RM4RT can be effortlessly fastened or released for storage or transportation using the tool free Quick-Fix clamping devices.
Sheet steel deck
The mower deck is torsion-resistant steel and very roubust.
Central cutting height adjustment
The cutting height is spring loaded, simple to adjust and requires very little effort. The height of the mower is shown on a scale.