HTA 86 Cordless Pole Pruner
HTA 86 Cordless Pole Pruner
HTA 86 Cordless Pole Pruner
HTA 86 Cordless Pole Pruner
HTA 86 Cordless Pole Pruner

HTA 86 Cordless Pole Pruner

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If you need to maintain tall shrubs and trees, the HTA 86 extendable battery-powered pole pruner is up to the task.

The telescopic shaft extends from 270cm to 390cm so branches that are up to 5 metres high are still accessible from the ground. It is really easy to adjust the length of the tool using the twist mechanism and the robust branch hook can be used to pull cut branches down.

Useful features like the side chain tensioning and the oil cap that can be easily opened without tools make it easy to get started with the HTA 86, and the low vibrations and low noise generated by the machine make it comfortable to use too. For greater comfort, consider adding the RTS Super Harness.

Its impressive cutting performance is thanks to the quality STIHL saw chain that it comes with - manufactured with Swiss precision at the STIHL factory in Switzerland, you'll get a perfect cut every time with the HTA 86.

  • Run time with AP 200 battery: up to 42 min


Quick release length adjustment Quick release length adjustment

It is really simple to extend the telescopic shaft on the HTA 86 to the perfect length using the quick release twist mechanism function.

Side chain tensioner Side chain tensioner

You can tension the chain quickly with the easily accessible chain tensioner on the side of the machine.

Soft handle grip Soft handle grip

The soft handle grip means the tool is comfortable to use at all times.

Tool less oil cap Tool less oil cap

The patented oil cap means that the oil tank is quick to open without the need for tools.

Brushless EC motor Brushless EC motor

The STIHL brushless electric motor (EC) is energy efficient so that the battery power is easily converted into a powerful performance. It is also very low maintenance and has an increased life expectancy.


QHow long does the battery last?

A: The recommended AP 200 battery will last up to 42 minutes in the HTA 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. They are not interchangeable with the AK System tools.

QHow long is the HTA 86?

A: The length of the HTA 86 extends from 270cm to 390cm, when the telescopic shaft is fully extended.

QHow long is the bar on the HTA 86?

A: The bar is 30cm long.

QWhat type of chain does the HTA 86?

A: The HTA 86 has a 1/4" PM3 saw chain, which gives a high cut quality with low vibration.

QDo I need to sharpen the chain?

A: Yes, a dull chain on your pole pruner can affect the performance of the machine, making it less efficient, so it's important to keep it sharp. Check out our blog to find out the four signs of a dull chain. This can be easily done for you at your nearest STIHL dealer, or you can do it yourself using a filing kit, or our 2-in-1 EasyFile that makes chain sharpening a breeze.

QCan I replace the chain?

A: Yes, you can - simply visit your nearest STIHL dealer for a replacement.

QWhat should I wear when using this pole pruner?

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.


#1Using your HTA 86

If you need some more support whilst using your HTA 86, why not try our RTS harness? These are available from STIHL dealers across the country - just visit your nearest one to find out more

#2Cleaning your HTA 86

When you have finished using the pole pruner, remove the battery and wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth. Don't forget to wear gloves when doing any maintenance on the tool.

#3Looking after your battery

Don't use a damp or wet battery in your HTA 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.

#4Storing your HTA 86

Store your HTA 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 (min) cm 1) 270
Total length (max) cm 2) 390
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 93
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 77
Cordless technology AP System
Recommended battery AP 200
Rated voltage 36 v
Weight with battery 5.9kg
Working time with AP 200 4) up to 42 min
Working time with AP 300 S 4) up to 68 min
Vibration value, left m/s2 5) 1
Vibration value, right m/s2 5) 1
Oil tank volume 105cm3

1) Minimum with tool
2) Maximum with tool
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) Working times will vary depending on the application
5) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

STIHL Factory


Andreas Stihl founds an engineering office in Stuttgart and develops his own chainsaw.

STIHL Logo 1928


STIHL becomes a brand. The name represents the ceaseless quest of the engineer and company founder Andreas Stihl to ease the heavy labour of forestry work with his inventions.

STIHL Chainsaw 1930


STIHL presents his portable petrol-powered chainsaw at the Leipzig trade fair – it is well received and orders flow in from across Europe.

Learn more about the history of STIHL

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