Updated 29 Sep 2016

Stihl

RMA 370

Snapshot: The RMA 370 is a battery-powered mower that weighs 10.6kg and has a cutting width of 37cm. But is it the sharpest tool in the shed?

RMA 370
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$939

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Test results

Overall score
81
Catcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • Very good long-grass cutting.
  • Easy to use overall.
  • Catcher is very easy to use.
  • OK to manoeuvre.
  • Very comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Short charging time.

But

  • Handle height isn’t adjustable.
  • Short running time.
  • Long charge time.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%). Performance scores are based on the following:

  • Cutting short (30mm) grass to 15mm.
  • Cutting medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm.
  • Cutting long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting.

We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test. Ease of use is assessed on:

  • Vibration (20%)
  • Pushing/manoeuvring (20%)
  • Handle comfort (20%)
  • Controls (10%)
  • Cutting height adjustment (10%)
  • Catcher convenience (10%)
  • Ease of starting (10%)

Key data

Model

Type
Catcher-only
Avg price
$939

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
62/74
Weight (kg)
10.6
Cutting height range (mm)
25-75
Starter
Electric
Run time (minutes)
24
Charge time (minutes)
180
Cut width (cm)
37
Handle height (cm)
100
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
130 / 25 / 25
Chassis
Plastic
Engine
n/a
Voltage
36
Battery size tested
4.2
Battery cost
$175 (4.3Ah), $265 (6.3Ah)
Starter location
Handle

Features

Console (skin)/battery cost
$735
Self-propelled drive
×

More Info

Notes
Price includes battery and charger, which are sold separately.
Availability
-