STIHL introduces the STIHL HTA 85 extended reach pole pruner, expanding the family of STIHL Lithium-Ion Battery cordless battery-powered products.

Telescoping to 12 feet to make easy work of tree-trimming tasks, the HTA 85 runs on the same advanced interchangeable 36-volt rechargeable battery system as other STIHL Lithium-Ion tools. With no engine or filter to maintain and no fuel or engine oil needed, this pole pruner helps save time and money. 

At only 10 pounds, 8 ounces (without battery), the HTA 85 pole pruner offers lightweight balanced cutting thanks to its low-maintenance, brushless, commercial-grade high torque electric motor, and this extended reach tool’s low vibration makes operation more comfortable than gasoline-powered units. The automatic chain-oiling feature lubricates the guide bar and saw chain. 

“Eco-conscious professionals and homeowners or those who prefer a low-maintenance, battery option can trim their trees at full power for up to three hours on one charge with the AR 900 backpack battery,” said Kent Hall, senior product manager for STIHL Inc. “The Rapid Charger offers a quick re-charge rate.”

The HTA 85 starts with the engagement of a trigger and the variable speed trigger switch allows for precise cutting by controlling the chain speed.

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