Stihl HLA 86 Long Reach Hedge Trimmer (AP System)



The Stihl HLA 86 Long Reach Hedge Trimmer is a new professional telescopic lightweight cordless long reach hedge trimmer in the AP battery system. It is an evolution of the old HLA 85. It has a better balance for less fatigue and a square telescopic shaft for high stiffness against twisting and deflection with a new easy to use clamping sleeve.

Working time with recommended AP 200 battery is up to 144 minutes.

A new ergonic control handle with the self resetting Ergo lever for left and right handers all packaged in a new stylish design.

Perfect for tall and wide hedges with its adjustable shaft from 260 cm – 330 cm and a 50 cm double sided, double edge blade and adjustable working angle head from -45 degrees to +70 degrees. The head also folds flat for a transport length of just 180 cm.

A catcher plate and base protector are available as additional accessories.

See also the Stihl HLA 66 Long Reach Hedge Trimmer

Standard features

  • Telescopic shaft with rotatable clamping sleeve
    Telescopic shaft with rotatable clamping sleeve

    With a practical square telescopic shaft, which can be extended from 2.6m to 3.3m, even high or wide hedges are no problem. The shaft length can be adjusted without tools using the rotatable clamping sleeve.

  • Perfectly balanced
    Perfectly balanced

    The battery in the shaft of the HLA enables balance during use and allows for fatigue-free work.

  • Intuitive control handle
    Intuitive control handle

    The ergonomic operating handle has an intuitive start process and is easy to use for right and left hand users.

  • Double-sided cutting plate
    Double-sided cutting plate

    The double-sided cutting plate is ground on both sides and ensures a clean cutting pattern.

  • Quick-adjustment system
    Quick-adjustment system

    The cutter bar can be adjusted from -45° to 70° and can be folded and locked parallel to the shaft for transport.

  • STIHL EC-Engine
    STIHL EC-Engine

    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.

  • 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.

  • Tip protector
    Tip protector

    Protects the tip of the hedge trimmer’s cutting blade from wear and tear while working in contact with the ground.


Technical data Value
Total length cm 0
Blade length cm 50
Recommended battery AP 200
Weight kg 1) 4.8
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 91
Vibration value, right m/s2 3) 1.6
Vibration value, left m/s2 3) 2.3
Stroke rate rpm 3.000
Tooth spacing mm 33
cutting capacity mm 26
Battery life time AP 100 min 4) up to 72
Battery life time AP 200 min 4) up to 144
Battery life time AP 300 min 4) up to 180

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


Stihl HLA 86, HLA 86 with AP200 Battery and AL300 Charger