The HLA 85 STIHL Lithium-Ion, extended-reach hedge trimmer — equipped with an adjustable telescopic shaft (up to 10.5 feet) — makes easy work of cutting high bushes and hard-to-reach places near the ground.

A durable 20-inch STIHL blade, ground on both sides, gives professional performance and the ability to cut precisely. The battery-powered trimmer produces low noise and low vibrations, making for a quieter work environment and offering comfortable operation.

“Designed for the professional, the STIHL HLA 85 provides lightweight, balanced trimming and its telescopic shaft allows users the ability to trim hedges and ornamental plantings at heights never seen before on gasoline-powered hedge trimmers,” said Daniel Pherson, STIHL Inc. product manager.

The brushless, commercial-grade, high torque electric motor provides the power needed for tough cutting jobs and requires minimal maintenance. A runtime of up to 11 hours at full power (with the AR 900 backpack battery) minimizes downtime on the job and the optional Rapid Charger enhances its fast re-charge rate.

At 12.6 pounds, the cordless hedge trimmer is lightweight in comparison to gasoline-powered models, making it easy to handle. The compact design allows portability and provides outstanding control and maneuverability when making cuts. The gearbox can also be folded completely back for easy storage. 

Another versatile tool in the STIHL Battery KombiSystem line, this new hedge trimmer runs on the same advanced interchangeable 36-volt rechargeable battery system as other STIHL Lithium-Ion tools. This technology delivers a zero-exhaust emission option for professionals and homeowners, which is especially important when working in close quarters such as indoor landscapes. 

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