Stihl RM 655 VS – High performance petrol lawn mower with blade brake clutch
The STIHL RM 655 VS petrol lawn mower has a powerful Briggs and Stratton engine with ReadyStart technology for easy starting. With its Vario drive and a cutting width of 53cm/21″, it is the perfect mower for mowing large lawns. The central seven-setting cutting deck can easily be adjusted from 25 to 85 mm. During lawn mowing, the speed of the powerful engine always remains constant, even during changes in the drive speed, ensuring the mower is always working at its best. The mono-comfort handlebar gives uninterrupted access to the grass catcher box, making it so much easier to empty when full. For even more convenience, the blade brake clutch of the RM 655 VS allows you to disengage the blades with the engine running so you don’t have to restart after emptying the grass box. The fold-open 70l grass catcher box features an intergrated level indicator which lets you know when the grass needs emptying. With this petrol lawn mower, cutting large lawns will no longer be a boring chore. The RM 655 VS comes with a 5 year extended domestic warranty (subject to registration and annual servicing).
Features We Like
Easy start engine (ReadyStart)
Thanks to the ReadyStart technology, the engine of the STIHL petrol lawn mower can be reliably started up with minimal effort both during cold and warm starting.
The Vario self-propulsion enables individual adaptation of the speed of the STIHL lawn mower to personal mowing habits and lawn conditions. The mowing speed can be infinitely varied using the control lever on the handlebar.
During mulching, the mulching blade shreds the mown grass before it falls back into the turf as a nutritional fertiliser. And with the appropriate mulching kit available as an optional accessory for this lawn mower, the machine can also be converted into a Multi-mower.
Thanks to the specially shaped cutting blades, the multi-blade of the STIHL petrol lawn mower shreds the mown grass. When using the grass catcher box, it is then efficiently conveyed in the box. During mulch mowing, the mown grass is directly ejected onto the lawn so that it falls back onto the turf as a nutritional fertiliser.
Fold-open grass catcher box with level indicator
The plastic grass catcher box can be easily opened and emptied thanks to its folding mechanism. The current of air produced during mowing blows the clippings into the grass catcher box and ensures a high degree of filling. Thanks to the downward-facing vanes, the air is guided sideways towards the ground, preventing dirt from being thrown up. The level indicator signals the correct time for emptying. The airflow generated by the blade raises the level indicator. When the basket is full, the airflow stops. If the airflow is too low, the level indicator returns to its idle state and this is an indication to empty the catcher box.Optimal airflow is required in order for the level indicator to function fully. External influences such as wet, dense or tall grass, a low cutting height, contamination, etc. may affect the airflow and the performance of the level indicator.
Smooth running wheels
The smooth running wheels of the STIHL lawn mowers are extremely robust and hard-wearing. They have been equipped with a traction pattern and directional stability tread pattern for effortless manoeuvring and to help hold perfect line during mowing.
Blade Brake Clutch
The blade brake clutch disengages the blade and engine to protect the crankshaft. This allows the grass catcher box to be emptied without restarting the engine. The mower can also be driven around the garden without the blades working.
Super soft grip
The super soft grip is comfortable to hold, especially when used over longer periods.
Aluminium housing with skirting protectors.
STIHL lawn mowers fitted with an aluminium housing are durable and relatively low weight. The side skirt protectors ensure high durability. The powder-coated housing, retain their shine for a long time, unaffected by fuel and corrosion.
Central cutting height adjustment
The central cutting height adjustment is spring-loaded, which makes it easy to set the desired cutting height in several settings. The current height is indicated by a scale.
|Lawns m²||up to 2.500|
|Cutting width cm||53|
|Cutting height mm||25-85|
|Grass catcher box l||70|
|Engine type||Series 750 DOV RS|
|Nominal output||2.5 kW / 3.4 PS|
|Working speed rpm||2.800|
|Vibration value ahw m/s²||3|
|Uncertainty factor K m/s²||1.5|
|Guaranteed sound power level LWAd [dB(A)] dB(A)||98|
|Uncertainty factor KpA [dB(A)] dB(A)||2|