And that is why Stiga engineers set about exploring a new and more intuitive way to steer a new kind of mower with greater manoeuuvrability, high efficiency and improved productivity. They succeeded. Their machine is called Gyro, and it’s a joy to steer.
Battery-powered, energy-efficient and safe, the STIGA drive-by-wire joystick system is much easier to use for both first-time zero-turn drivers and for those who are used to steering stick controls.
It’s intuitive, intelligent and easy to manage. The whole driving system is smooth but responsive and allows the user to fully govern the machine’s direction, steering and speed with the flick of a wrist.
The STIGA Gyro axial mower is built around its unique STIGA Direct Drive technology. Dual independent electric transmissions, one for each wheel, positioned in line and equipped with powerful 1.25kW brushless electric motors, allowing both a 360° turning radius (no uncut spots) but also the highest energy-efficiency.
To achieve this, STIGA engineers developed the system with a planetary gearbox. In this system, internal loads are better balanced and distributed, so wear and tear is dramatically reduced. When compared to a normal gearbox with the same transmitted power, the Gyro’s overall efficiency is above 85% (vs. around 78%).
The deck height can be easily adjusted to eight different cutting positions using the lightweight assisted lift mechanisim – reducing the effective weight of the deck up to 6 kg.
STIGA Smart Cutting Mode allows you to choose from three blade speed settings: Eco (2.800 rpm) for very frequent mowing of soft grass or if you choose to mulch regularly; Standard (3.000 rpm) for the usual weekly sessions and cuts up to 2.5 cm; and Boost (3.200 rpm) for quicker cuts or thicker, taller grass.
Gyro allows you to combine the cutting and driving speeds to suit a variety of different mowing needs. Choose between Comfort at 3.5 km/h for a more precise trim. Standard for your regular cutting sessions. Or Performance, for faster results driving at speeds up to 12 km/h.
For each of the speeds, Gyro automatically limits the minimum and maximum speeds and applies different acceleration curves. This way, you will always feel comfortably in control and confident – regardless of the speed you choose.
ePower integrated battery pack
STIGA ePower batteries are designed, developed and tested far beyond industry standards to deliver longer run-times and longer life span. They’re tested at a ‘real-life’ usage current to stay strong after 500 charging and discharging cycles. This equates to 10 years of weekly machine usage.
Using the larger 21700 cell format with higher quality chemistry used in the automotive industry for the best possible efficiency – STIGA ePower integrated battery cells powering the STIGA Gyro give performance and reliability that’s very hard to beat.