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RLA 240 Cordless Lawn Scarifier
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RLA 240 Cordless Lawn Scarifier
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RLA 240 Cordless Lawn Scarifier
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RLA 240 Cordless Lawn Scarifier

RLA 240 Cordless Lawn Scarifier

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The RLA 240 is a lightweight, battery-powered scarifier that is part of the AK System of cordless tools and has been rated a "Best Buy" by BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

Scarifiying your lawn is a great way to get the healthy, lush lawn you want in your garden, and the RLA 240 makes achieving that even easier. Quiet with low vibrations, this cordless scarifier is also simple to use and manoeuvre.

It comes with both verticutter and dethatcher attachments as standard, making it easy to remove built-up thatch and moss from your lawn. Find out more about the benefits of scarifying in our blog post.

To make it even more comfortable to use, the handlebar is height-adjustable and foldable too, for compact storage.

  • Area covered on recommended AK 20 battery: 190m²


Verticutter scarifying tines Verticutter scarifying tines

The RLA 240 comes with scarifying tines, which are easy to mount to the machine.

Aerator roller Aerator roller

It also comes with a de-thatching aerator roller attachment as standard.

Simple cutting depth adjustment Simple cutting depth adjustment

The depth of the attachments can be easily adjusted between 7.5mm above the ground to 9.5mm below the ground.

Carrying handles Carrying handles

There are carying handles at the top, front and rear to make it easy to transport.

Grooved wheels Grooved wheels

The polymer wheels have a grooved profile to make it easy to manoeuvre the RLA 240.

Foldable handlebar Foldable handlebar

The steel handlebar has four different height settings and can be easily folded for storage.


QWhat size garden will it maintain?

A: With an AK 20 battery, the RLA 240 will cover an area of approximately 190m².

QHow long does it take to charge?

A: To fully charge an AK 20 battery with an AL 101 charger, it takes 180 minutes, but you can charge it up to 80% in 135 minutes.

QWhat battery does it use?

A: The mower is powered by an interchangeable 36V Lithium-Ion battery.

QAre the batteries interchangeable?

A: Yes, all of the tools in the AK System use the same style of battery. There are three different batteries in the range, which all have different capacities. For the RLA 240, we recommend the highest capacity AK 20 battery.

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 RLA 240 has a 50 litre grass catcher box.

QWhat is the working width of the RLA 240?

A: The RLA 240 has a cutting width of 34cm.


#1Cleaning your RLA 240

When you have finished using the scarifier, remove the battery and clean using a damp cloth or soft brush. Always wear gloves and tie back long hair when cleaning or maintaining your machine.

#2Storing your RLA 240

Store your RLA 240 in a clean and dry area away from children at all times. Don't forget you can fold the handle over so it takes up less space.

#3Looking after your battery

Don't use a damp or wet battery in your RLA 240 and avoid using them in extreme temperatures (very hot or very cold). Find out more about looking after your battery.

Technical Specifications

Engine design 900W DC
Recommended battery AK 20
Working width 34 cm
Working depth Adjustable from 7.5mm above the ground to 9.5mm below the ground
Functions Scarifying / combing
Housing material Polymer
Volume grass catching box 50 litres
Weight 15 kg
Dimension L x B x H 131 x 54 x 119 cm
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