HTA 50 battery-powered pole pruner
HTA 50 battery-powered pole pruner
HTA 50 battery-powered pole pruner

HTA 50 battery-powered pole pruner

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The HTA 50 is a lightweight battery-powered pole pruner that is perfect for cutting high branches and pruning trees in your garden. The HTA 50 is part of the AK System of cordless tools, meaning the interchangeable batteries can be used in other tools in the AK System, including lawn mowers, grass trimmers and hedge trimmers. This cordless pole pruner has an overall length of 280 cm and is incredibly easy to use. A 50cm shaft extension is also available (sold separately) if extra reach is needed.

The HTA 50 comes with a ¼”P PM3 saw chain and Rollomatic E Mini guide bar, which are designed to provide a powerful and accurate cutting performance. The HTA 50 is best suited to cutting branches of between 5 to 12 cm diameter, with the occasional larger branch. A branch hook makes pulling down cut branches much easier when pruning.

Weighing 4.8 kg including the battery, the HTA 50 has great balance and can be used either right or left-handed, depending on what's most comfortable for you. The HTA 50 also features an inspection window on the oil tank of the cutting head, so you can keep track of your oil levels whilst cutting. You will need to make sure the saw chain is properly lubricated - you can use a chain oil such as STIHL’s ForestPlus for this purpose.

The shaft of the HTA 50 can also be separated for easy storage in the garden shed - alternatively the wall mount can be used for convenient storage on a wall.

  • Run time on recommended AK 20 battery: Up to 45 minutes
  • Run time on AK 30 battery: Up to 60 minutes


    Clear window on the oil tank

    The HTA 50 has a clear window on the chain oil tank, meaning the the oil level can be checked quickly whilst working.

    Branch hook

    A branch hook is fitted to the underside of the cutting head so you can remove loose clippings when pruning.

    Split shaft

    It's easy to store the HTA 50, thanks to the split shaft, which can be easily separated by undoing the clamp, and the handy wall mount.

    Ergonomic handle and trigger

    The ergonomic handle and trigger design make it easy to control the HTA 50.

    Picco Micro 3 saw chain

    The HTA 50 is fitted with a high quality ¼ P Picco Micro 3 saw chain and Rollomatic E Mini guide bar, providing optimum cutting performance when pruning high branches.


    QHow long does the battery last?

    A: The recommended AK 20 battery will last up to 45 minutes in the HTA 50, which is roughly the time it would take to make 170 cuts in 10 x 10 timber. This will depend on what the tool is cutting.

    QHow long does it take to charge?

    A: To fully charge the recommended AK 20 battery using the AL 101 charger, it takes 180 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 135 minutes.

    QWhat battery does it use?

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

    QAre the batteries interchangeable?

    A: Yes, they are interchangeable with other tools in the AK System. They are not interchangeable with AS System or AP System tools.

    QWhat is the total length of the HTA 50?

    A: The total length of the HTA 50 is 280 cm. This can be extended with the 50 cm shaft extension which is sold separately.

    QHow long is the guide bar on the HTA 50?

    A: The bar is 25cm long.

    QWhat type of chain does the HTA 50 use?

    A: The HTA 50 has a 1/4" Picco Micro 3 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 chainsaw will affect the performance of your pole pruner, 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 Approved 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. You should tie back long hair too. When cutting above shoulder height, we also recommend wearing a helmet.


    #1Cleaning your HTA 50

    When you have finished using the HTA 50 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.

    #2Looking after your battery

    Don't use a damp or wet battery in your HTA 50 and avoid using them in extreme temperatures (very hot or very cold). Read our blog post to find out more about looking after your battery.

    #3Storing your HTA 50

    Store your HTA 50 in a clean and dry area and keep out of the reach of children at all times.

    #4Check for wildlife

    Don’t forget to check your work area for wildlife before starting to use your pole pruner. In particular, you should always check for nesting birds before trimming hedges, or pruning trees.

    Technical Specifications


    Working time with recommended AK 20 battery 1) 
    Up to 45 minutes
    Working time with AK 30 battery
    Up to 60 minutes
    Bar length 25cm
    Weight 2)  3.6kg
    Total length  280cm
    Sound pressure level dB(A) 3)
    Sound power level dB(A) 3) 94
    Vibration value, left m/s2 4) 0.5
    Vibration value, right m/s2 4) 1

    1) Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on application
    2) Without battery, with bar and chain
    3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
    4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m/s²

    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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