HLA 85 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 85 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 85 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
HLA 85 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer

HLA 85 Long-reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer

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The HLA 85 battery-powered long reach hedge trimmer that 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. But you can also fold it over towards the shaft for compact storage or transport.

The electronically controlled motor is particularly efficient - it's designed to constantly monitor the workload and adjust the engine, which has the added benefit of getting the most out of the battery.

  • Run time on recommended AP 100 battery: Up to 72 minutes
  • Run time on AP 200 battery: Up to 144 minutes
  • Run time on AP 300 battery: Up to 180 minutes

For greater comfort, consider adding the RTS Super Harness.


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

The telescopic shaft on the HLA 85 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 85 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 will give you a sharp, precise finish on your hedge.

Powerful performance with low noise Powerful performance with low noise

The HSA 86 is powerful, but quiet enough that you don’t need to wear ear defenders.


QHow long does the battery last?

A: The recommended AP 200 battery will last up to 144 minutes in the HLA 85 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 30 charger, it takes 55 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 40 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 PRO Cordless range that use the AP batteries. They are not interchangeable with the COMPACT Cordless System tools.

QHow long is the blade on the HLA 85?

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 85

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 65 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 85

Store your HLA 85 in a clean and dry area and keep out of the reach of children at all times.

Technical Specifications

Total length cm 330
Stroke rate rpm 3.000
Rated voltage V 36
Recommended battery AP 200
Battery life time AP 100 min1) up to 72
Battery life time AP 200 min1) up to 144
Battery life time AP 300 min1) up to 180
Battery life time AR 2000 min1) up to 660
Battery life time AR 3000 min1) up to 800
Weight kg2) 4.4
Sound power level dB(A)3) 94
Blade length cm 50
Tooth spacing mm 33
cutting capacity mm 26
Battery runtime with AP 180 min up to 140

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)

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