Direct product selection: Petrol lawn mowers for large lawns

RM 655 V

RM 655 V petrol-driven lawn mower: Vario wheel drive and adjustable mowing speed for large lawns


The STIHL RM 655 V petrol-driven lawn mower is a real all-rounder: its multi-blade makes it adept at cutting, catching and mulching.  With a 53 cm cutting width and Vario wheel drive, this lawn mower is a good choice for comfortable and efficient work on large lawns. The stroke rate of the powerful engine always remains constant, even when changing speed. Seven-level central cut-height adjustment, which can be adjusted from 25 to 85 mm, ensures a precise cutting pattern. The RM 655 V has a folding, 3-setting height-adjustable mono comfort handlebar for ergonomic lawn mowing and easy handling of the grass collection box. The collection box has a volume of 70 litres and includes a fill-level indicator so you know when it needs emptying. All in all, the RM 655 V petrol-driven lawn mower is a powerful partner that will reliably support you in your garden work.


Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Product versions

  • RM 650 T RM 650 T petrol-driven lawn mower: robust and reliable with single-speed wheel drive for efficient mowing
  • RM 650 V RM 650 V petrol-driven lawn mower: for efficient and customised mowing thanks to Vario wheel drive
  • RM 650 VE RM 650 petrol lawn mower: robust and reliable
  • RM 650 VS RM 650 VS petrol-driven lawn mower: blade-brake coupling for high flexibility
  • RM 655 RS Petrol lawn mower with high comfort and lawn roller
  • RM 655 VS RM 655 petrol lawn mower: precise cutting thanks to multi-blade
  • RM 655 YS RM 655 YS petrol-driven lawn mower: for comfortable mowing thanks to hydrostatic wheel drive

Technical specifications

RM 655 V

Technical specifications

Technical specifications Value
Lawn area up to 2.500 m²
Cutting height 25-85 mm
Cutting width 53 cm
Grass catcher box 70 l
Engine type Series XT800 OHV SC
Displacement 173 cm³
Nominal output 2,6 kW / 3,5 PS U/min
Working speed 2.800 rpm
Weight 46 kg
Guaranteed sound power level LWAd [dB(A)] 98 dB(A)
Vibration value ahw 3,8 m/s²
Uncertainty factor K 1,9 m/s²
Uncertainty factor KpA [dB(A)] 2 dB(A)

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.


RM 655 V

Standard equipment

  • Easy start engine (SmartChoke) Zoom
    Easy start engine (SmartChoke)

    Thanks to the SmartChoke technology, the engine of the STIHL petrol lawn mower starts up reliably and with minimal effort both during cold and warm starting. 


    FOR INDIVIDUAL SPEED ADJUSTMENT. Vario wheel drive allows you to adjust the speed of your lawn mower to suit your personal mowing habits and grass conditions. The mowing speed can be adjusted on a an infinitely variable basis via the control lever on the handlebar.

  • Mulching function Zoom
    Mulching function

    During mulching, the mulching blade shreds the mown grass before it falls back into the turf as a nutritional fertiliser. And with the appropriate mulching kit available as an optional accessory for this lawn mower, the machine can also be converted into a Multi-mower.


    FLEXIBLE MOWING AND MULCHING. The multi-blade allows you to mow and mulch without changing the blade. The specially shaped blades shred the cut grass. Then you decide whether the grass should be transported into the collection box via air flow, or further shredded and distributed evenly over the green area to become a nutrient-rich fertiliser.

  • Fold-open grass catcher box with level indicator Zoom
    Fold-open grass catcher box with level indicator

    The plastic grass catcher box can be easily opened and emptied thanks to its folding mechanism. The current of air produced during mowing blows the clippings into the grass catcher box and ensures a high degree of filling. Thanks to the downward-facing vanes, the air is guided sideways towards the ground, preventing dirt from being thrown up. The level indicator signals the correct time for emptying. The airflow generated by the blade raises the level indicator. When the basket is full, the airflow stops. If the airflow is too low, the level indicator returns to its idle state and this is an indication to empty the catcher box. Optimal airflow is required in order for the level indicator to function fully. External influences such as wet, dense or tall grass, a low cutting height, contamination, etc. may affect the airflow and the performance of the level indicator.

  • Easy-running wheels Zoom
    Easy-running wheels

    The easy-running wheels of the STIHL lawn mowers are extremely robust and hard-wearing. They have been equipped with a traction pattern and directional stability tread pattern for effortless manoeuvring and perfect line holding during mowing.

  • Super soft grip Zoom
    Super soft grip

    Particularly ergonomic and pleasant handling is ensured by the super-soft grip of the STIHL lawn mower.

  • Mono-comfort handlebar
    Mono-comfort handlebar

    The foldable mono-comfort handlebar provides for easy handling during mowing and removal of the grass catcher box. Moreover, the STIHL lawn mower can be stored and transported in a space-saving manner. The handlebar can be adapted to your body height without using tools and ensures ergonomic working.

  • Aluminium housing with skirting protectors. Zoom
    Aluminium housing with skirting protectors.

    The STIHL lawn mowers with aluminium housing are characterised by their high sturdiness and relatively low weight. The side skirting protectors ensure particularly high durability. Equally advantageous are the powder-coated housing surfaces, which retain their shine for a long time, unaffected by fuel and corrosion.

  • Central cutting height adjustment Zoom
    Central cutting height adjustment

    The central cutting height adjustment is spring-loaded, which makes it easy to set the desired cutting height in several settings. The current height is indicated by a scale.

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.


RM 655 V


    • STIHL Smart Connector Zoom
      STIHL Smart Connector

      The STIHL Smart Connector forms the basis for using all STIHL connected functions. These functions can be used via both the STIHL connected App and the STIHL connect Portal. Once correctly attached to a STIHL power tool or another manufacturer’s power tool, the STIHL Smart Connector records operational hours while the machine is running, stores them and transmits them to your smartphone via Bluetooth as soon as it is within range. The data received in the STIHL connected App is transferred to the STIHL Cloud when there is an internet connection. The data is stored there in compliance with data protection regulations. The STIHL connected App and STIHL connected Portal allow you to access your power tool data at any time. STIHL connected opens up new avenues for professional users to obtain a convenient and transparent overview of their own power tool fleet. At the same time, STIHL connected provides information including operational hours, power tool status including reminders of overdue maintenance, the last known location, and whether or not the power tools are currently nearby. For professional users, this means improved digital fleet management, more efficient processes within companies, and even closer contact with STIHL dealers. Private users can also use the system to keep an eye on their power tools and carry out maintenance at the right time.

    Technical specifications Value
    Dimensions (l x b x h) 53 x 42 x 14 mm
    Signal range ca. 10 m
    Running time per battery charge ca. 1 Year
    Connectivity BLE 4,2
    Battery 3V CR 2.032
    Weight 20 g


    • APO 030 Oil absorbtion Zoom
      APO 030 Oil absorbtion


    • APO 030

    • ACK 055 Catcher kit Zoom
      ACK 055 Catcher kit

      The catcher kit improves the collection of grass clippings under difficult lawn conditions. This collecting blade is suitable for STIHL lawn mowers with a cutting width of 53 cm.


Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.


Owners manuals and safety brochures

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