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E-Ride, battery-powered lawn tractors by Stiga

by Fabrizio Sereni
July-August-September 2021 | Back

A battery-powered electric lawn tractor capable of working on a single charge for 60 minutes, on a surface of 3,000 square metres. This is the e-Ride C500 model, designed by Stiga with the aim of offering the market a machine with high cutting quality and all the benefits of electric power systems in terms of emissions, maintenance and noise.

The E-Ride C500 - explains the manufacturer - is powered by a powerful 40 Ah lithium-ion battery that can easily handle 500 full recharge cycles (i.e. without significant loss of functionality), and is equipped with a 1.2 kW transaxial motor and two blade motors, for a total of 3 kW. The latter in turn are equipped with a mechanical brake that stops the blades in less than five seconds, allowing the mower to work safely. In addition, the blade motors are housed in an IP65 die-cast aluminium compartment with a ribbed external cover which, in addition to ensuring optimum temperature management and heat dissipation, allows the cutting deck to be washed easily and safely after use.

Another plus of the e-Ride lawnmower is the steering system: acceleration, deceleration and braking are all done with a single pedal, while the parking brake is applied automatically (without manual intervention) as soon as the machine stops. The tractor can be started at the touch of a button. Equipped with a noise-reducing helical gear transmission, the e-Ride is equipped with VMS technology - ensuring that the machine is used to its full potential - and is supported by the stiga.go App with which the operator can connect to the mower and get real-time information on the work quality.

The App also provides information on all work sessions and direct contact with the local dealer. The Stiga smart mower comes with a 240 litre collection bag and mulching cap, for a cutting width of 84 cm adjustable at 7 different heights. It is worth noting that e-Ride is also available in the S300 version which has a larger cutting width (98 cm) but a slightly shorter working autonomy than its "big brother". 




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