The Stihl RT 5097 Z Ride On Lawn Mower is a high-quality garden tractor at an affordable price. Compare it to the deluxe versions, this mower does not lack in performance or comfort. The seats are sprung loaded at an optimal position for easy to reach controls. Additionally, a high-performance OHV twin-engine, reserved for the 5097Z model, means effortless power.
Easy to manoeuvre with direct steering and single pedal operation ensures avoiding obstacles is a breeze. On both sides of the lawn tractor are a 2 blade Grass Guide System ensures a tidy, clean cut over a 95cm width.
- Huge 250-litre grass catcher,
- twin cylinder 16 HP OHV engine,
- Robust frame built from years of expertise,
- 2 blade operating system (95cm cutting width)
- A comfortable driving system with tow bar hitch,
- 5-year manufacturers warranty (domestic use).
A highly powerful ride-on mower with grass catcher
This Stihl RT5097 Z is a high power midrange ride-on lawnmower of the RT range. Although a beginner can operate, it will always deliver expert results. This 236kg mower is powered by a twin-cylinder engine, so plenty of horsepowers to combat those uphill gradients.
Fortunately, Stihl likes to design things so they are easy to operate. As you would expect, the drive pedal is to the right with the brake on the left, where they should be. Controlling the speed is easy and precise due to the hydrostatic gearbox, simply pressing the drive pedal down further the faster the mower will go. Need to turn around? A drive switch lever is there to take you forwards to backwards in an instance, conveniently placed on the steering column.
All the controls are easily within reach, including the cutting height adjuster and blade clutch all within your seating position. Furthermore, the seat is spring-loaded to maintain support and comfort, with a quick adjustment, you can change the driving position to suit your needs.
Manoeuvring the Stihl RT 5097 Z ride-on mower is effortless, the steering wheel connects to large 18 and 15-inch tyres. These turf tyres have a round edge and optimal tread pattern, protecting your newly cut lawn whilst providing plenty of grip.
Impressive cutting ability with a grass catcher benefits
A 2 blade cutting system with a wide-reaching 95cm cutting width, is helped with the added benefit of incline blades. Performing ideal cutting conditions is also helped by the Grass Guide System of the Stihl RT 5097 Z. This very helpful feature feeds grass towards the rotating inclined blades, widening the available cut whilst lifting the grass for an even finish.
An easy to operate electromagnetic system engages the blades at the push of a button on the well thought out control panel. Selecting your cutting height from a choice of eight steps is simple, just move the central cutting height lever to adjust between levels; as low as 30mm to a max height of 100mm. Ideal for creating lush lawn stripes.
Finally, there is a massive 250-litre grass catcher box, so you can mow a large area without the need to clear up grass cutting after. And, once you’ve finished, simply pull back the boxes lever to empty.
Prefer to recycle your clippings? Add a optional mulching insert to your mower to turn your grass clippings into mulch for your lawn.
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 7.160 Series Intek OHV (2-cylinder)|
|Nominal output||8.7 kW / 11.8 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||2.2|
|Uncertainty factor K Wheel m/s²||1.1|
|Vibration value ahw Seat m/s²||0.98|
|Uncertainty factor K Seat m/s²||0.49|