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.
- Cutting width: 95cm
- Engine type: B&S Serie 4.155 OHV
- Nominal output: 9.3 kW/12.6 PS
- Cutting height: 30-100mm
- Grass box capacity: 250 litre
- Gearbox: Hydrostatic
- Weight: 246kg
- Front wheels: 15 x 6.00-6 inches
- Rear wheels: 18 x 8.50-8 inches
- Lawn area (up to): 6000m²
- Fuel: Petrol
- Fuel Capacity: 9 litres