HTA 85

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A 12’ telescopic pole pruner, powered by 36-volt Lithium-Ion battery technology. 

Product Description

Homeowners and tree care professionals now have a quiet, zero-exhaust emission, low vibration option for trimming overhead branches. The HTA 85 Lithium-Ion battery pole pruner offers lightweight, balanced cutting thanks to its brushless, commercial-grade, high-torque electric motor. Part of the STIHL AP series, the HTA 85 offers long run times – up to three hours with the AP 300 battery – without gradual drop in performance. The HTA 85 telescopes to 12 feet for those tall tree-trimming tasks and requires minimal maintenance since it has no engine or filter. Best of all, there’s no gasoline cost and no restrictive power 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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  • Soft grip handle
    The soft grip handle provides added comfort.
  • Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
  • Telescoping Pole
    With an adjustable shaft, telescoping pole pruners can cut branches up to 16 feet above ground.
  • Retaining Latch
    All STIHL Battery powered products feature a retaining latch that is designed to prevent the unit from unintentional starts when the battery is inserted.

Specifications

OVERALL LENGTH
249 cm to 368 cm (8.2" to 12.1")
OILOMATIC® Chain/Guide Bar Size
1/4" STIHL PICCO™, 10" or 12" (25 or 30 cm) Bar
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 50 minutes (recommended combination)
POWER SOURCE
Battery
BATTERY SERIES
AP Series
WEIGHT (w/Recommended Battery)
w/ AP 300 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100)
Up to 17 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 1000)
Up to 125 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 2000)
Up to 180 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 3000)
Up to 230 minutes
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)
25 to 35cm (10" to 12")
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on the gear head design. Guide bar, saw chain and scabbard must be purchased separately. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Important Information

WARNING! Risk of Electrocution: These tools are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects, do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.

Danger! Risk of Electrocution Pole pruners are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with these tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying a live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a safety helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

HTA 85 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If the future is battery power, bring it on! Love this. Not a single negative. Plenty of power for trimming without the hassle and noise of gas. When I was done using it the first time I was going to use my Stihl chainsaw to cut up some logs from trees that I had taken down earlier. I had a hard time getting the gas chainsaw going so I grabbed the pole trimmer. It had no problem cutting through a 14' log multiple times.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product ! Product works great . light weight , easy to use and the battery lasts long then expected.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid product, can handle big jobs, great battery life and recharge time. We have apple orchards with some old, overgrown trees that are full of grape vines and/or bittersweet. These are 70-year-old 20'+ tall trees. The HTA 85 is good for about 3 hours of this type of pruning, which for me is enough time to completely clean up 3-4 overgrown trees. A lot of that time is spent analyzing the tree or clearing out the cut branches, but a lot of it spent sawing through 10" apple wood, which is very hard wood. Saw does an impressive job with this kind of work. I am overall very satisfied with the product.Some minor complaints: I bent over the "hook" almost immediately upon using the saw - very soft metal. The battery should be in a weatherproof compartment, especially because you'll be putting it on the ground while you work and you definitely do not want to get the battery wet. Should have at least come with the stand included.
Date published: 2019-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected Little Pico chain. Not as much power as the gas powered version. I borrowed one (HTA 65) from a friend and was surprised by how easy it was to use and the precision of the cut. I decided the cost was too much and bought two other brands that were cheaper. Sent them both back. Counted how many times I could have used the HTA 65 and clearly it was better than a hand pole saw in many cases. I have made the switch to battery power for leaf blower and small chain saw as well. The positives out weigh the negatives. Push a button. No exhaust. Almost no maintenance. Less noise.If you are wondering why your shoulders are sore and your neck hurts consider what happens when you hand pole saw when it gets stuck or just won't cut that branch that refuses to stay still. You will thank the designers of the HTA 65.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw has alot of power This saw has more power than my gas pole saw.batteries last about an hour of constant use..pole has a new design and it is more rugged..chain is small but spins and cuts fast..great product
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful for a battery powered device The battery on the HTA 85 lasts longer than I do on a tree trimming project. The 12" bar allows for cutting large limbs. Much of my trimming is with the pole at maximum extension, and it is a bit unwieldy being so long. But trim it does! Small branches or larger limbs are cut quickly.The motor is quiet enough that ear muffs are not required. Just push the trigger and the chain starts. Release the trigger and the motor stops. The unit is easy to clean, as there is only one nut to loosen to remove the cover or adjust chain tension.All in all, I'm impressed with this pole saw, plenty of power, easy to use, and the construction seems rugged.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product works better than the gas model I replaced. I have a hard time believing that some of the people writing reviews are using the same product that I am. Maybe they just have not used power equipment before. My HTA 85 is an absolute workhorse. I have 15 acres that I mow and brush hog. I have trimmed low hanging limbs all over my property. I have trimmed limbs back from my RV port. I have trimmed trees out of a bucket around my house and shop. Performs flawlessly. Sure, fully extended it can be a handful. That is not the brand but simple physics. Do I use this constantly? No. But in over one year of ownership I have only charged the battery once. I am a walking advertisement for this product.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broke after two weeks of light use I own numerous Gas Stihl products and was told at the store that this is as good a quality as the gas units. I wanted less noise so I was ready to sell my gas pole saw. Bad move on my part. It cuts almost as well is super quite and no gas oil mixing thats the good. The bad it weighs almost as much as the gas saw but i was cutting a branch about two to three inchs thick on my farm and it fell funny and snapped the extended part of the pole in half. Never before with my gas saw did this happen even when branches and limbs fell on. The pole extensions seems like it is made of very thin aluminum that will not hold up to heavy use. If this is for a backyard homeowner great but anything more Dont Buy
Date published: 2018-04-16
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