RMA 448 VC Cordless Lawn Mower (Self-propelled)
RMA 448 VC Cordless Lawn Mower (Self-propelled)
RMA 448 VC Cordless Lawn Mower (Self-propelled)

RMA 448 VC Cordless Lawn Mower (Self-propelled)

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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 S battery: Up to 500m²

From now until 30 June, buy any AP System tool plus an AP 200 or AP 300 S battery, and you'll receive the same battery free of charge. This offer is available exclusively at STIHL Approved Dealers and you can find your nearest one here. This offer is not available with orders from our online shop.


Vario speed drive Vario 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 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.

Flow-optimised blades Flow-optimised blades

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.

Eco mode Eco mode

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 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.

Carrying handles Carrying handles

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.

Hard-wearing wheels Hard-wearing wheels

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 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 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.


QWhat size garden will it maintain?

A: With an AP 300 S battery, the RMA 448 VC lawn mower will cut approximately 500m² of lawn.

QHow long does it take to charge?

A: To fully charge an AP 300 S battery with an AL 101 charger, it takes 300 minutes, but you can charge it up to 80% in 230 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.


#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.

#4Leaves on the lawn

Did you know you can use your RMA 448 VC to collect and shred leaves on your lawn? Switching off the eco mode means that the blade speed does not drop and so the mower can lift leaves with ease.

#5Check for wildlife

Don’t forget to check your work area for wildlife before starting to use your tool. In particular, you should check for nesting birds before trimming hedges, as well as checking for other small animals such as hedgehogs before trimming long grass.

Technical Specifications

Technical data Value
Cutting width cm 46
Cutting height mm 25-75
Grass catcher box capacity l 55
Weight without battery kg 24
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
Speed km/h 2-4.5
Device width cm 50
Device height cm 113
Drive Vario
Housing material Polymer
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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