The Stihl RT 5097 C Ride On Lawn Mower is the more powerful than the cheapest model of the RT5 Series. Packing an extra 4 horsepower, this 12HP single-cylinder engine is ideal for tough uphill lawns. Packed with plenty of features, this model is the optimal choice of Stihl’s 5097 range. Ideal for creating stripey lawns with eight levels of cutting heights to choose from.
- Robust frame design,
- 12 Horsepower single stroke OHV engine,
- A spring-loaded seat that’s fully adjustable
- Large 95cm cutting width
- 2 blade mowing deck,
- Tow bar hitch built into chassis,
- 5-year manufacturers warranty (domestic use)
Large 250-litre grass catcher box for fewer stops, more mowing
The Stihl RT5097 C ride-on lawnmower comes with a decent size grass catcher box, 250L in size, it will allow you to mow at least 6000m² before needing to empty. Also, when you need to unload, simply pull the lever from the driver seat to dump away.
Some garden enthusiasts prefer to mulch their lawn, luckily, this garden tractor has the option for a mulching insert. Fitting the mulcher attachment is easy, allowing your grass clippings to be mulched finer and fertilize the lawn as you mow.
This Stihl mower comes with a very popular 2 blade cutting system, which is optimised by a grass guide system. Around the mowing deck are guides for the blades of grass, which lift and push the grass towards the rotating blades. It’s a revolutionary system, as it allows the inclined blades to neatly cut the grass evenly, whilst maximising the 95-centimetre cutting width..
Increased power without losing comfort.
A ride on mower should be easy to operate and deliver professional results, which the RT5097-C does to perfection. The single-cylinder engine has plenty of power to get you up those steep gradients, although it weighs 246 kilograms, (14 kilos more than its cheaper model).
Another great feature of all Stihls is their control system layout. Everything on this ride on mower is laid out to be in reach in an instance. Take activating the mowing desk – simply press one button on the control panel, the electromagnetic clutch system can engage the blades for when you are ready to mow.
Further simplicity is found in the footwell, with one brake pedal on the left and an accelerator pedal on the right. Built into the 5097 C is a hydrostatic transmission which when you push harder on the drive pedal, you go faster – it’s that easy to control your speed.
Notably, the seats of this mower are sprung loaded to absorb those bumps and vibrations. Best of all, it is fully adjustable without tools to reach that comfortable driving position, reducing fatigue and back strain.
Mowing stripes in your lawn has never been so easy.
Steering the Stihl RT 5097 C lawnmower is nothing but bliss. Its handles effortlessly around obstacles in your path, with a rather tight turning circle. Combine this with the easy to operate lever drive system (located on the steering), changing direction whether it be reversing or driving forward is super fast to do.
Traction is something this Sihl ride on mower does not lack. Both the 18-inch wheels in the rear and 15-inch wheels up front are purposely designed to drive on lawns. Catchy is their name, turf tyres will increase traction without causing drag to damage your freshly cut lawn.
To the right of the driver’s seat is a lever to control 8 levels of the central cutting height adjuster, starting as low as 30mm all the way up to 100mm of grass cutting lengths. If you want those designer lawn stripes, the RT5097C is certainly capable of achieving them.
Add an optional mulching insert to your mower to fertilize your lawn, as you mow vital nutrients are returned.
Features We Like
The large turf tyres of the STIHL ride-on mower help to protect the lawn. Thanks to their rounded tyre design, they reduce the formation of driving tracks.
The integral trailer hitch enables easy mounting of attachments such as the convenient PICK UP 300 tilting trailer, which can also be used as a wheel barrow.
Central cutting height adjustment
The lever to adjust the deck cutting height is located directly next to the driver’s seat. It enables individual adjustment of the cutting height in up to eight steps.
The robust frame construction gives the mower a high level of stability and driving comfort. The STIHL ride-on mowers compact design is great for using attachments such as the AGW 098 garden roller or PICK 300 tilting trailer.
Spring-loaded and adjustable seat
The most comfortable seat position can be set without the use of tools. This allows individual adjustment of the driver’s seat to almost any body size.
The low step on the STIHL ride-on mowers provides ample legroom and allows for comfortable access to the seat.
Catching management system
The catching system guides the grass blades across the entire working width of the mowing deck. It helps to guide the grass towards the mowing blades for a more efficient cut.
Grass catcher box with bow handle
The polymer grass catcher box can be emptied effortlessly from the driver’s seat simply using the curved shaped handle. The “dumper” design ensures optimum filling and residual-free emptying of the grass catcher box. Cleaning the catcher box is also easy.
Single pedal drive
With the STIHL single pedal drive, the direction of travel can be conveniently switched between forward and reverse gear using a hand lever for quick manoeuvring. The pressure-sensitive pedal allows for precise control of the speed between top speed and standstill. The separate brake pedal ensures immediate stopping.
Electromagnetic blade clutch (EBC)
The mowing deck can be easily engaged and disengaged by a switch situated on the control panel.
With the mulch insert, the STIHL ride-on mowers can be converted into mulching mowers. The grass catcher box is simply removed and the mulch insert pushed into the grass catcher chute. This allows the grass to be shredded into fine particles inside the closed housing before they fall back into the turf, returning vital nutrients and moisture to the soil. Through this natural form of fertilising, there is no need to dispose of the grass.
|Lawns m²||up to 6.000|
|Cutting width cm||95|
|Cutting height mm||30-100|
|Grass catcher box l||250|
|Tank capacity l||9|
|Engine type||B& S 4.155 Series Intek OHV|
|Nominal output||8.2 kW / 11.1 PS|
|working speed rpm||2.750|
|Machine Length cm||242|
|Machine Width cm||101|
|Machine Height cm||116|
|Guaranteed sound power level LWAd [dB(A)] dB(A)||100|
|Sound pressure level dB(A)||86|
|Uncertainty factor, sound pressure level KpA dB(A)||2|
|Vibration value ahw m/s²||2.6|
|Uncertainty factor K Wheel m/s²||1.3|
|Vibration value ahw Seat m/s²||0.98|
|Uncertainty factor K Seat m/s²||0.49|