The Stihl RT 5097 Ride On Lawn Mower is the less powerful brother of the Z model. With half the power, but still a conservative 8 horsepower engine, it still outperforms similar-sized mowers. As with all of Stihl’s RT range, you can expect maximum comfort and easy to operate controls.
- 95cm cutting width 2 blade operating system
- Single-cylinder 8HP OHV engine,
- Robust frame built from years of expertise,
- A comfortable driving system with tow bar hitch,
- Sprung loaded adjustable seat (no tools required),
- 5-year manufacturers warranty (domestic use).
Comfortable mowing at a reasonably low price.
This Stihl RT5097 is an easy to handle ride-on mower, perfect for gardens up to 6000 m². The simplicity of the machine still delivers outstanding results you would expect from higher-priced garden tractors. At 228kg, the mower will still surprise you with the pushing power of the single stroke engine.
Stihl is well-reviewed for their uncomplicated control setup. In the footwell, you find a conventionally laid out pedal system. Simply press the right pedal to accelerate, additionally, the harder your press the faster you will go. The hydrostatic gearbox allows you to control the speed with a light feathering of the accelerator pedal, making it ideal for a constant mowing speed.
Quick, responsive mobility with easy to reach controls
Turning your lawns into stripey masterpieces is easy, with the combination of the 8 step cutting height adjuster and quick change drive lever. Being able to turn around fast (with a healthy turn radius), and mow at a variety of heights means creating perfect lines is a doddle. The convenient place of the adjuster lever will allow you to adjust from 30-100 mm of blade length in an instance. Additionally, to go backwards or forwards, just slide the drive lever on the steering column.
Fortunately, all controls on the Stihl RT 5097 are within grasping distance from the steering column. Turning the ride-on lawnmower is rather effortless, with the large turf tyres creating plenty of traction. What’s more, round shoulders of the tyres will reduce the draglines behind you, protecting your freshly cut green.
The cheapest 250-litre capacity grass catcher by Stihl.
The huge 250-litre grass catcher box is standard with all of the RT5097 models. This means so you can mow 1.5 acres before needing to stop and empty. Unloading your grass is easy, with the dumper style feature that can be operated from the riding position.
Engaging the mower deck is kids play, just press the single button on the control deck and the electromagnetic engages to 2 blade cutting system. Making full use of the 95-centimetre cutting width are grass-feeding systems, ensuring as you mow the grass is pushed inwards towards the inclined blades. This action improves cutting ability and produces a clean finish.
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 3.130 Series PowerBuilt OHV|
|Nominal output||6.5 kW / 8.8 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|