Stihl RL540 Petrol Lawn Scarifier


SKU: RL 540 [22] Category:

The Stihl RL 540 is a petrol lawn scarifier that will remove moss and lawn thatch from lawns. As it is petrol, it is designed for larger lawns, but can be used on small ones too. Driven by a powerful Briggs and Startton petrol engine (149cc), the scarifier ensures optimal lawn aeration. You can alter the height of scarifier depth from the handlebar, it has 7 double blades, a working width of 38 cm and 25 mm working depth.

The sturdy polymer housing will withstand even the toughest of use. The easy roll wheels make it a piece of cake to push, and for easy transport, the scarifier is also equipped with a carrying handle. The handlebar can be folded in just a few steps, so that the lawn scarifier can also be stored compactly.

Stihl RL 540 features

Scarifying unit

Scarifying unit

The scarifying unit of the STIHL lawn scarifiers is equipped with sturdy, fixed blades. The sharp blades effectively aerate the lawn.

Easy start engine

Thanks to the SmartChoke technology, the engine of the STIHL lawn scarifiers starts at any temperature and with little effort.

Easy-running wheels

The easy-running wheels of the STIHL lawn scarifiers are equipped with a traction and directional stability tread pattern. This makes the scarifiers easy to manoeuvre during lawn aeration and gives them good grip.

Working depth adjustment

Using the control unit on the handlebar, the working depth of the blades can be adjusted in six stages. The scarifying unit of the STIHL lawn scarifiers can also be lowered or raised using the adjustment lever.

Integrated cable strain relief

The integrated cable strain relief fixes the extension cable securely to the switch/plug combination on the STIHL electric lawn scarifiers, thereby preventing cable damage.

Carrying handle

The housing of the STIHL lawn scarifier features an integrated carrying handle. It can be used to tilt or load the machine with ease. The carrying handle also acts as an impact protector and protects the housing of the scarifier when the machine makes contact with obstacles on the lawn.

Polymer housing

The polymer housing of the STIHL lawn scarifiers is made from an especially sturdy polymer. The material is resistant to impact as well as heat and UV.

Foldable handlebar

Thanks to the foldable handlebar, STIHL lawn scarifiers can be easily cleaned and compactly stored.

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Stihl RL 540 Lawn ScarifierStihl RL 540 Technical data

Measured workplace LpA dB(A) 81
nominal speed rpm 2.800
Engine type Serie XT675 OHV SC
Working depth range mm 25
Weight kg 33
Guaranteed sound power level LWA dB(A) 92
Uncertainty factor K m/s² 2.06
Lawns m² up to 2.000
Uncertainty factor KWA dB(A) 1.6
Uncertainty factor KpA dB(A) 2
Displacement cm³ 149
Guaranteed sound power level LWAd dB(A) 94
Nominal output/nominal speed 2.2 kW / 3.0 PS
Working width cm 38
Vibration value ahw m/s² 4.12

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