HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer

HLA 86 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer

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The HLA 86 battery-powered long reach hedge trimmer delivers a powerful but quiet performance when trimming tall or wide hedges and shrubs.

For extra reach, the shaft is telescopic extending from 260cm to 330cm in one simple movement using the tool-free quick release mechanism. The head is adjustable by 115º so you can angle it to perfectly suit the task whether you are trimming hedges horizontally or vertically and you can also fold it over towards the shaft for compact storage or transport.

The electronically controlled motor is particularly efficient so you get the most out of the battery and the operating handle is comfortable and easy to use. For greater comfort, you could consider adding the RTS Super Harness.

  • Run time on recommended AP 200 battery: Up to 144 minutes
  • Run time on AP 300 S battery: Up to 223 minutes

From now until 30 June, buy any AP System tool plus an AP 200 or AP 300 S battery, and you'll receive the same battery free of charge. This offer is available exclusively at STIHL Approved Dealers and you can find your nearest one here. This offer is not available with orders from our online shop.


Telescopic shaft with quick release mechanism Telescopic shaft with quick release mechanism

The telescopic shaft on the HLA 86 means that the trimmer can be extended from 260cm to 330cm (total length) using the simple mechanism to give you extra reach and help you get the job done.

Blade tip protector Blade tip protector

The HLA 86 is fitted with a tip protector to protect the blades from any damage when cutting near to the ground or along walls.

Double-sided cutting blade Double-sided cutting blade

The sturdy, double-sided blades will give you a sharp, precise finish on your hedge.

Perfectly balanced Perfectly balanced

The position of the battery in the shaft makes the HLA 86 well-balanced, so you can work for longer without tiring. 

Intuitive control handle Intuitive control handle

The ergonomic operating handle has an intuitive start process and is easy to use whether you are right or left-handed.

Blade guard Blade guard

For protection of the blade and to allow safe, easy transport this cordless long reach hedge trimmer is equipped with a blade guard.


The STIHL brushless electric motor (EC) is very energy efficient and practically maintenance free. Thanks to its outstanding efficiency, the battery power is directly translated into impressive performance. During operation, the electronically controlled EC motor permanently monitors the load and adjusts the engine accordingly.


QHow long does the battery last?

A: The recommended AP 200 battery will last up to 144 minutes in the HLA 86 although this depends on what the tool is cutting.

QHow long does it take to charge?

A: To fully charge the recommended AP 200 battery using the AL 101 charger, it takes 200 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 150 minutes.

QWhat battery does it use?

A: The tool is powered by a 36V Lithium-Ion battery.

QAre the batteries interchangeable?

A: Yes, they are interchangeable with other tools in the AP System of battery-powered tools. They are not interchangeable with the AK System cordless tools.

QHow long is the blade on the HLA 86?

A: The blade is 50cm long.

QWhat should I wear when using this hedge trimmer?

A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes, goggles, gloves and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair. When cutting above shoulder height, we also recommend wearing a helmet.


#1Cleaning your HLA 86

When you have finished using the hedge trimmer, remove the battery and wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth. We also suggest spraying a little resin solvent, like STIHL Superclean, onto the blades to remove sap or resin, protect them from corrosion and stop them getting stuck together.

#2Looking after your battery

Don't use a damp or wet battery in your HLA 86 and avoid using them in extreme temperatures (very hot or very cold). To find out more about looking after your battery, read our blog post.

#3Storing your HLA 86

Store your HLA 86 in a clean and dry area and keep out of the reach of children at all times.

Technical Specifications

Technical data Value
Total length cm 330
Cordless technology AP System
Blade length cm 50
Recommended battery AP 200
Weight kg 2) 4.8
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 91
Vibration value, right m/s2 4) 1.6
Vibration value, left m/s2 4) 2.3
Stroke rate rpm 3000
Tooth spacing mm 33
cutting capacity mm 26
Battery life time AP 200 min 1) up to 144
Battery life time AP 300 S min 1) up to 223

1) Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on application
2) With blade, with handle, without protection, without battery
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

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STIHL Logo 1928


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