March, 2017

For maximum mobility

NEW: VIKING MA 235 battery-powered mower

With the MA 235, VIKING presents a battery-powered mower that offers maximum flexibility for owners of gardens measuring up to around 200 square metres. With no electrical power supply or petrol, this compact and quiet machine offers VIKING premium brand quality and an excellent price/performance ratio. What makes this machine special is the battery technology. The STIHL battery is compatible with a further six different machines.

Mobility and flexibility are key requirements in the world we live in, but not just when it comes to traffic and travel. The most visible sign of these demands are "working nomads", who travel the world with their iPads and laptops. This lifestyle is reflected in intelligent technology, which is also revolutionising lawn care. Whether you live outside the city, have an allotment or your front garden needs a cut, if you have no access to a mains socket or simply don't want to have to depend on an electrical power supply or petrol, the MA 235 battery-powered mower from VIKING delivers maximum mobility. This small, quiet mower is designed for smaller lawns and for gardens with lots of corners, where there are obstacles to mow around and a cable might get in the way.

State-of-the-art battery technology from STIHL
Users benefit from the sophisticated, proven battery technology developed by VIKING's parent company STIHL. Modern lithium-ion batteries are powerful, reliable and have a long service life. Users can check the current charge state of the battery on the display. Another advantage of this technology transfer is the fact that STIHL batteries are compatible with all machines featuring the STIHL COMPACT battery system, including hedge trimmers, brushcutters, blower units, motorised saws and sweepers. Having one battery and one charger for a total of six different machine groups is both sustainable and efficient.

Efficiency through intelligent design
In addition to the powerful long-life battery, the mower features an impressive electric drive system, which makes economical and optimal use of the available energy. This benefits not only users, who can mow for longer on a single battery charge, but also the environment. Saving energy is one of the most important means of achieving climate targets. The electric motor of the MA 235 is driven directly, which means that there is no need for a V-belt. This direct power transmission minimises energy losses, as do the flow-optimised VIKING highlift blades, which also make the mower extremely quiet. Another efficiency gain is achieved through eco mode, in which the speed of the motor is adapted to the actual power requirements of the machine. The motor therefore does not operate at a constant speed, but instead uses only as much energy as it needs at any given time. This increases energy efficiency as well as cutting performance.

Comfort features to make mowing more enjoyable
In addition to all of its technical advantages, the mower is also extremely comfortable to use. At just 14 kilograms, the machine is extremely lightweight and manoeuvrable, making it ideal for mowing in tight areas. The height of the ergonomically designed handlebar can be adjusted in two steps in order to prevent back strain.

The robust 30-litre capacity grass catcher box, which is extremely large for its class, holds a large quantity of grass clippings and has a clearly visible level indicator. Large recessed grips and an extra-wide aperture in the lid facilitate handling when emptying. A comfort feature of all VIKING mowers is the central cutting height adjustment, which can be smoothly adjusted in five settings between 25 and 65 millimetres.

Conclusion: The MA 235 combines VIKING premium quality in comfort, material and function with advanced battery technology from STIHL and an excellent price/performance ratio. It is sure to be of interest to trendsetters who value new technology and independence.

Technical specifications

Model MA 235
Lawn area up to approx. 200 m²
Cutting width 33 cm
Cutting height 25 - 65 mm
Battery system Li-ion COMPACT (36 V)
Grass catcher box 30 litres
Cutting height adjustment 5 central settings
Weight 14 kg