The HTA 66 is a lightweight, but powerful cordless pole pruner, which is ideal for cutting high branches in those hard-to reach areas, thanks to the 240cm length.
The HTA 66 has a 1/4" PM3 STIHL saw chain, which has been manufactured to the highest standards in our own factory in Switzerland to deliver high quality and efficient cutting at all times.
It's easy to use and can be used either right or left-handed, and low vibration so it's comfortable when working. It's quiet too, so there's no need to wear ear defenders.
It's just the tool you need to help you keep shrubs and trees in order.
- Run time with AP 200 battery: up to 42 min
- Run time with AP 300 battery: up to 55 min
For greater comfort, consider adding the RTS Super Harness.
FeaturesSide chain tensioner
You can tension the chain quickly with the easily accessible chain tensioner on the side of the machine.
Soft handle grip
The soft handle grip means the tool is comfortable to use at all times.
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
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.
FAQsQHow long does the battery last?
A: The recommended AP 200 battery will last up to 42 minutes in the HTA 66, 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 66?
A: The total length of the HTA 66 is 240cm - it is not extendable, so if you need more reach, take a look at the HTA 85, which has an extendable shaft.
QHow long is the bar on the HTA 66?
A: The bar is 25cm / 10" long.
QWhat type of chain does the HTA 66?
A: The HTA 66 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.
Tips#1Using your HTA 66
If you need some more support whilst using your HTA 66, 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 66
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 66 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 66
Store your HTA 66 in a clean and dry area and keep out of the reach of children at all times.
|Total length (max) cm 1)||240|
|Total length (min) cm 2)||240|
|Sound power level dB(A) 3)||93|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 3)||78|
|Cordless technology||AP System|
|Recommended battery||AP 200|
|Rated voltage V||36|
|Weight with battery kg||4.6|
|Run time with AP 200 min 4)||up to 41|
|Run time with AP 300 min 4)||up to 51|
|Battery life time AR 2000 min 5)||up to 175|
|Run times with AR 3000 min 6)||up to 230|
|Vibration value, left m/s2 7)||1|
|Vibration value, right m/s2 7)||1|
|Oil tank volume cm3||105|
|Oil tank volume oz||3.6|
1) Maximum with tool
2) Minimum with tool
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) Run times will vary depending on the application
5) Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on application
6) Run times can vary depending on the application
7) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
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