HT 131

HT 131
The ultimate telescoping pole pruner, built with the same features as the HT 101, but with a larger displacement engine.

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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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • 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.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    At the press of a button, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
  • Telescoping Pole
    With an adjustable shaft, telescoping pole pruners can cut branches up to 16 feet above ground.


36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
7.8 kg (17.2 lbs.) w/o cutting attachment
7'6" to 11'6"
530 cc (18.0 oz.)
220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® Chain/Guide Bar Size
3/8" PMM3 / 30 cm (12 in. Bar)
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on the gear head design.

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.

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

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

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.


HT 131 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of Power and extended reach Overall, this is a great pole saw. The extendable feature was a must for pruning and clearing out dead tree limbs around our heavily wooded property. For anyone who uses a ladder with a traditional chain saw, or even the bucket of a loader tractor, consider a safer means and purchase one of these. I have been there and know first hand. Once you have this, you will never go back and still have both feet on the ground. It is a heavier pole saw than the fixed length, but it does reach out there over 11 feet. For those wondering, go to your dealer and check it out. I would rather have a little heavier saw than a cheaper competitor brand. You get what you pay for.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from POWER Amazing machine. Power and reach to get more from the ground. Easy to use and easy to start.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from why did I wait so long this is the most useful stihl product I have ever bought
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great!! best investment ever!! wont own anything else but a stihl!!
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great pole saw. Used a friends saw, then had to have one! Great feel, powerful, oh yes. A little heavy for lightweights. Great machine. Will last me forever. For Stihl lasts longer and works harder. A great buy for whatever your price range.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Time Saver Although the machine is heavy it's worth the results. I use to climb the trees with a chainsaw to cut the limbs I can reach easily with my new pole saw. I wish I had bought the saw sooner. I looked at several brands and compared each one but decided on another STIHL because of past performance with a chainsaw. Thanks for making my life easier.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy, but solid and easy to work with The HT 131 is indeed heavy, but that eliminates wobble and allows you to spend less time trimmng each tree. Until the chain broke in, I had to constantly back off the tension each time I started it, but consider this a safety tool, keeping you from lugging one more sharp instrument up a ladder. It's pricey, but it's a high-quality tool that will serve you decades if maintained.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starting is ez ,,bit heavy, ,because well built,,thankyou stihl Very ez to cut 10 inch red oak limb ,,dry ,,old ,,dead,, fresh sugar maple 5 inch both 35 foot up the tree ,, have some taller, , but 26 foot extension ladder 15 foot reach with pruner, , need lift for 40 to 45 footers. .have manual saw pruner ,,would have been it...
Date published: 2016-08-06
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Pole Pruners
    View the features common to many STIHL pole pruners.

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