The HLA 66, HLA 86 and HLA 135 long-reach hedge trimmers are all part of our AP System of battery-powered tools. These machines are fitted with a STIHL EC brushless electric motor, which are energy efficient and practically maintenance free. The motor electronically monitors the load and adjusts the engine accordingly during use. This is what allows the AP System long-reach hedge trimmers to have a much more powerful performance when compared to the AK System, which is crucial for professional users using a cordless long-reach hedge trimmer. Plus, all of the AP System long-reach hedge trimmers can be used in the rain for greater versatility.
The STIHL HLA 66 is the first of three long-reach hedge trimmers in the AP System. This cordless hedge trimmer is ideal for pruning hedges and shrubs, as well as plants close to the ground. It offers a more powerful cut when compared to the HLA 56 whilst still retaining the same lightweight, well-balanced properties.
The STIHL HLA 86 is the second long-reach hedge trimmer in the AP System. What makes this machine even more useful is the fact that it has a telescopic shaft, adjustable from 260 to 330 cm. This range is what makes the telescopic hedge trimmer the optimum choice for professionals needing to prune extremely tall hedges. The length of the shaft can be easily adjusted without the need for tools.
Both the HLA 66 and HLA 86 have a 50 cm / 20” double-sided cutting blade, which is adjustable by 115°, and a high stroke rate of 3000 rpm. You can also achieve up to 144 minutes of working time with both of these long-reach hedge trimmers by using an AP 200 lithium-ion battery, which means you can work for long periods without needing to recharge the battery.