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Tall shrubs are no match for this quiet and lightweight telescopic, battery-powered, extended reach hedge trimmer.

The HLA 85 STIHL Lithium-Ion extended reach hedge trimmer offers lightweight, balanced trimming thanks to its brushless, high-efficiency electric motor. Part of the STIHL AP series, the HLA 85 offers long run times (up to 11 hours with the AR 900 backpack battery) with no gradual drop in performance.

 

The HLA 85 features a variable speed throttle trigger, offering optimal cut control. It is equipped with an articulating gearbox (-45° to 70°), for cutting the tops of hedges and near the ground. The HLA 85 runs extremely quiet and produces zero exhaust emissions – great for working in noise-restricted areas. Best of all, there’s no fuel cost, minimal maintenance and no restrictive extension cords.

 

Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • Double-Sided Cutting Blades
    STIHL hedge trimmers with double-sided cutting blades cut both directions.
  • Tip Protector
    The tip protector makes cutting near the ground or along walls easier while protecting the trimmer’s cutters from damage.

Specifications

BLADE LENGTH
50 cm (20")
SHAFT LENGTH
Length 8 ft. 6in. - 10 ft. 6 in.
Folded Length 5 ft. 11 in.
STROKES PER MINUTE
3,000
POWER SOURCE
Battery
TOOTH SPACING
33 mm (1.3")
BATTERY SERIES
AP Series
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100)
Up to 60 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 180 minutes (Recommended combination)
RUN TIME (w/ AR 1000)
Up to 450 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 2000)
Up to 660 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 3000)
Up to 800 minutes
WEIGHT (w/Recommended Battery)
w/ AP 300 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool

Important Information

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Hedge Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL hedge trimmers.

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