The RMA 448 VC is powerful cordless lawn mower with a large 46cm cutting width and vario speed drive so you can adjust the speed to suit the job you are doing. The speed is easily adjusted from 0 – 4.5 kilometres per hour using the accessible lever on the handle. You’ll still get the same great, consistent cut whether you are mowing faster or slower too, as the speed of the blade is independent from the speed of the mower.
The sturdy mono-comfort handlebar is simple to adjust to suit your height and means you can easily access the grass catcher box. It can also be folded over for compact storage in one easy movement.
In fact, the RMA 448 VC is packed with features to make your life easier, like the spring-loaded cutting height adjustment lever, the fill level indicator so you know exactly when to empty the grass box and the automatic eco mode which maximises the battery life.
The RMA 448 VC is part of our AP System of cordless tools and uses interchangeable AP batteries. It is not compatible with the AK System of battery-powered tools.
- Area covered with recommended AP 300 battery: Up to 400m²
- Area covered with AP 200 battery: Up to 330m²
- Area covered with AP 100 battery: Up to 160m²
FeaturesVario speed drive
The vario speed drive means that the speed of the mower can be easily adjusted to suit the job in hand. Simply increase the speed when mowing large, flat areas or decrease it when mowing smaller areas or around obstacles to make mowing effortless.
Unique design grass catcher box
The grass catcher box on all of our cordless mowers is designed to open like a clam shell - there's no need to try and shake the grass out of a narrow opening. Simply unclip the back and it unfolds completely so you can drop it straight onto the compost heap.
All STIHL lawn mowers have a flow-optimised blade, which are designed to lift the grass, cut it neatly then push it straight into the catcher box, without using unnecessary battery life, moving the air around in the deck.
The RMA 448 VC features an eco mode - by turning it on, the lawn mower will adapt the speed of the blade to the mowing conditions, spinning faster in denser grass, or slower when carrying out a quick trim. This makes the most of the battery life to help you mow for longer.
Central cutting-height adjustment
It's easy to adjust the cutting height of the mower to one of six different levels between 25mm and 75mm in one easy movement, thanks to the spring loaded lever.
There are carrying handles on the front and top of the mower, making it easier to move and transport. You can even use the handles to easily secure the mower with a strap in a car or van too.
The wheels on the RMA 448 VC are durable and sturdy, and have traction patterns that have been designed to make it easy to steer the mower around your lawn and hold the perfect line.
Innovative mono handlebar
It may look unusual but the robust mono-comfort handlebar can be adjusted and folded at the touch of a lever, and gives you straightforward access to the grass catcher box.
Second battery storage slot
There is a second slot on the RMA 448 VC for a spare battery so once one runs out, you can simply swap it for the spare.
FAQsQWhat size garden will it maintain?
A: With an AP 300 battery, the RMA 448 VC lawn mower will cut approximately 400m² of lawn.
QHow long does it take to charge?
A: To fully charge an AP 300 battery with an AL 101 charger, it takes 250 minutes, but you can charge it up to 80% in 190 minutes. You can also buy our quick chargers if you need to charge your battery quicker.
QWhat battery does it use?
A: The mower is powered by an interchangeable 36V Lithium-Ion battery.
QAre the batteries interchangeable?
A: Yes, they are interchangeable with other tools in the AP System of cordless tools – this range uses the AP batteries. They are not interchangeable with the AK System tools which use AK batteries.
QWhat should I wear when using this mower?
A: We recommend that you wear sturdy boots or shoes and snug-fitting clothes.
QHow big is the grass catcher box?
A: The RMA 448 VC has a 55 litre grass catcher box.
QWill the blade need sharpening?
A: Keeping the blade sharp will give you a precise finish on your lawn and prevent disease. If you notice that the tips of the grass look torn after mowing and the cut isn't as neat, the blade may need sharpening. Our approved STIHL dealers can do this for you - find your nearest dealer
QWhat is the cutting width of the RMA 448 VC?
A: It has a cutting width of 46cm.
QHow do I know when the grass box is full?
A: Just keep an eye on the grass level indicator on the top of the catcher box - when the flap drops down, the box is full and should be emptied.
QCan I use this lawn mower on wet grass?
A: Yes, you can - STIHL lawn mowers are designed to deliver a great cut even when it's been raining, thanks to the airflow generated by the blade, the shape of the deck and the vents in the grass catcher box.
Tips#1Cleaning your RMA 448 VC
When you have finished using the mower, remove the battery and clean the grass using a damp cloth or soft brush. Always wear gloves and tie back long hair when cleaning or maintaining your mower.
#2Storing your RMA 448 VC
Store your RMA 448 VC in a clean and dry area away from children at all times. Don't forget you can fold the handle over and put the grass box on top so it takes up less space.
#3Looking after your battery
Don't use a damp or wet battery in your RMA 448 VC and avoid using them in extreme temperatures (very hot or very cold). Find out more about looking after your battery on our blog.
#4Using a mulching kit
You can also buy a mulching kit for your RMA 448 VC. This means that instead of collecting the grass clippings in the catcher box, you remove the box and use the mulching kit to cut the clippings finely and drop them back on to the lawn as a natural fertiliser. Find out more about mulching on the STIHL Blog. We don't sell mulching kits online, but you can buy one from your nearest STIHL Approved Dealer. Find your nearest dealer
|Cutting width cm||46|
|Cutting height mm||25-75|
|Grass catcher box capacity l||55|
|Product weight kg||24|
|Overall weight kg||29|
|Guaranteed sound power level LWAd dB(A)||95|
|Measured workplace LpA dB(A)||82|
|Vibration value ahw m/s²||1.8|
|Cordless technology||AP System|
|Device width cm||50|
|Device height cm||113|
|Machine length cm||147|
The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.
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