The Stiga 598 ride on mower has an 98cm deck (38") and is powered by a Tiga ST500 engine which provides 10.4kw of power (17hp) to the hydrostatic transmission. Driving the hydrostatic model is simplicity itself, the further you press forward the drive pedal the faster the machine travels.
Operating the 98cm cutting deck could notbe easier; you just pull the control switch for “On” and push it in for “Off”. It has seven preset cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 80mm selected by using the lever at the side of the seat and the cutting height can also be adjusted on the move. Grass cuttings are blown from the twin bladed cutter deck into a large rear mounted collector. An alarm sounds to let the driver know when the collector is full.
Emptying the collector of the 598 lawn tractor is done from the driving seat; simply pull the tipping lever the collector opens and empties out the clippings, you don’t need to get off the tractor at all.
The Stiga 598 garden tractor is extremely versatile,it can collect the grass clippings or if required rear discharge them. When conditions allow, it can also multiclip and recycle your grass!!
Mulching grass is a great bonus as it saves so much time; it can be around 30% quicker as there is no stopping work to drive to the tip to empty clippings. Mulching the grass allows the clippings to be recycled into the lawn, conditioning the soil as they decompose forming a natural fertiliser high in potash and nitrogen. You will see a great improvement in your grass as this fertiliser takes effect over the course of the season. You might ask “Will I see the mulched grass?” and the answer is “No!” The clippings are blown down into the growing grass and are not noticeable provided the grass is cut regularly and not on the lowest setting. Some owners may prefer to collect grass cuttings on areas close to the house to be certain that children or pets don’t carry them inside, then use the mulching facility on all the other areas.Swapping from collection or mulch mode is extremely simple and takes less than a minute; simply remove the collector, insert the mulch plug into the discharge chute and replace the collector. To return to collection simply reverse the procedure.
The Mulch Plug, Towbar and Battery charger are optional extras