The STIHL RMA 370 is a battery-powered electric lawn mower. As it's battery-powered, there's no need to buy gasoline, and starting up the mower is easy too.
What you will need to be aware of, however, is that the battery and charger are sold separately. If you have other STIHL battered-powered tools, the battery is compatible across the whole range.
To read about all the models we reviewed and to see which one we gave the top spot to, head to our guide on the best electric lawn mowers (opens in new tab).
STIHL RMA 370: Features
The STIHL RMA 370 uses a rechargeable battery that offers 20 minutes of power after a single charge. The battery is 36 volts and charges in just 30 minutes – the shortest recharge time in our review. This is good for 1/4 acre of grass but not much more so it really isn't suitable for those who have large lawns or professional gardeners.
This small electric lawn mower weighs only 27 pounds, which is extremely light. Many gas-powered lawn mowers weigh three times as much. The downside of its small design is you have to put in extra time and effort to cut your lawn. The RMA 370’s cutting path is just 14 inches wide, which is much narrower than other cordless electric lawn mowers we tested. A few inches may not seem like much, but it could mean a lot of extra work if you have a large yard. The bag is also small, so you should be prepared to empty it often.
However, the STIHL RMA 370 is very easy to push because of its light weight, although, the handle is uncomfortable. The best electric mowers come with a cushioned grip, and this one doesn’t. The mower also isn't self-propelling, though it's hardly needed for such a light machine.
STIHL RMA 370: Design
The STIHL RMA 370 mower is missing a few features that would improve its design. There isn’t a side discharge, so the mower carries the extra weight of the grass until the bag is emptied. In addition, the bag is made of hard plastic. This gives the mower an attractive modern look, but it makes emptying clippings difficult. You can simply push and prod heavy cloth bags to empty them, but this hard plastic bin requires some digging on your part.
You'll get some good use out of this electric lawn mower, but if you want a truly powerful, useful machine, consider our top pick – the EGO Power+ 21-inch LM2102 (opens in new tab).
The RMA 370 has a two-year warranty, and the company has a service center locator on its website in case you run into any problems. The main page has a link to the manual, email support, and a list of accessories and tools that work with the mower. STIHL is the only manufacturer that doesn’t have a direct customer service phone line.
Should you buy the STIHL RMA 370?
The STIHL RMA 370 is a small, lightweight electric lawn mower that’s perfect if you have a small patch of grass, but it is a bit too small for large yards. It’s easy to push, charges quickly and runs smoothly, though there are some problems with the overall design and lack of convenient features.