HLA 65 - $329.99 DSRP


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HLA 65 w/o battery & charger

DSRP: $329.99

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A battery-powered extended reach hedge trimmer that is lightweight, versatile and provides professionals with an environmentally responsible tool for select applications. Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Another tool for the STIHL battery-powered equipment line, the HLA 65 extended reach hedge trimmer offers long run times on a single charge with no gradual drop in performance. It features specialized blade geometry and six different locking positions giving professionals a 105-degree operating range. Its cutter bar is also adjustable and foldable and includes an automatic blade stop when folded. ...Read More
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HLA 65 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 3.4 kg. (7.5 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 4.3 kg. (9.4 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 5.2 kg. (11.4 lbs.)
BLADE LENGTH 20" (50 mm) dual-sided
SHAFT LENGTH Extended Length 6 ft. 9in.
Folded Length 4 ft. 1 in.
STROKES PER MINUTE 3,000
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100) Up to 60 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300) Up to 180 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 900) Up to 660 minutes
POWER SOURCE Battery
Battery and charger sold separately.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Double-Sided Cutting Blades
    STIHL hedge trimmers with double-sided cutting blades cut both directions.
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    Tip Protector
    The tip protector makes cutting near the ground or along walls easier while protecting the trimmer’s cutters from damage.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Hedge Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL hedge trimmers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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HLA 65 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tool Great cordless hedge trimmer, I use the hla65 commercially of which i have bought 4 over 3 years and my only problem has been that the motor is only held in by plastic cover and with constant use the can pop the motor out , which locks up gearing. Great tool!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for tall plants I'm very pleased with the power and run time (AP180 battery). Unless you're a pro, you probably don't need the heavier battery. I was surprised that at least half of my use is at ground level. This trimmer reaches under fences, cuts brush that would choke a residential mower or string trimmer, keeps me "arms length" from potential snakes, and doesn't sling sap from poison ivy or poison sumac. It was able to "chew" through one inch saplings. It also did a great job on our larger shrubbery, although the tallest shrub still required a ladder due to its 8 foot circumference. I looked at the longer HLA 85, but this model is much easier to handle and is definitely the right choice for 95% of my tasks. I hoped to also buy a handheld hedge trimmer, but all of the ones weighing less than 11 pounds use the AK battery type (not interchangeable with AP). I'm very disappointed in that limitation imposed by Stihl. On a related note, comparing battery performance between tool series should be easier. Some are described in amp hours, some in watt hours, and some not at all. It makes me think Stihl may be hiding something. Bottom line: This is a capable replacement for gasoline systems. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an awesome hedge trimmer! This hedge trimmer exceeds my expectations. I am an old gas powered equipment guy, so battery powered devices have to prove themselves. This machine has power equal to any gas trimmer and cuts one inch forsythia branches like butter. Cutting power is unfazed by angle or running time. Did over 200 feet of forsythia and battery still has 75% left on status lights. No more mixing gas and oil. No carburetor issues from storage or fuel quality. No noise for me or neighbors. Bought bigger battery and rapid charger so I can buy other tools someday. Worked at a Sthil dealer back in the 70's so I know quality is superior and service will be there if needed. These units can be sharpened, unlike the cheap cutters that jam and can't be serviced. The price may shock you, but these tools are worth every penny. I can stay off ladders now, so safety factor is improved doing my own work at 62 years of age. My neighbor bought a gas model and now has buyer's remorse after seeing what this battery powered unit can do.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attachment - Hedge Trimmer Love this attachment. I did all the bushes in 1/2 the time it would take me with the old electric trimmer. Great Product.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Priceless Tool I am extremely impressed and happy with the HLA 65. It does an amazing job cutting blackberry bushes down, ivy, light brush, etc. Super quiet and light. Great quality. I cut light brush for 30 minutes, and the battery was about half. Sold on Lithium Ion. Worth the price. Make sure to get the Stihl Hedge Trimmer blade lubricant/cleaner aerosol can, too.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HLA 65 One Year of Using the Product This maybe the best lawn care product I have ever bought. Hedging is a very labor intensive job in my yard. I have tried manual, electric and gas powered. This is the first Stihl Hedger I've bought. The weight is incredibly light. The weight distribution is perfect. The extension length makes jobs at higher or lower heights so simple. The 4 hr battery is perfect too. I'm totally serious when I add, that I was concerned I've have to add lawn service to my home. Not now, because of the HLA 65. This product isn't cheap, but it is truly first class and so easy to use. Makes an awful job 'almost' fun. It definitely makes this job rewarding.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Upgrade I had an electrical trimmer and moved to this battery powered trimmer with an extension. Wow, what an upgrade. No more cut extension cords (yes, twice) and fewer trips up the ladder. I was able to perform all low/close/high operations with one trimmer. Yes, it's heavier, but the work was done much quicker, and I dare say was more quite than my old electrical. It is plenty powerful and sharp too. With effort, I could cut through one-inch branches. The battery load isn't all that much. I have several Stihl battery products and two sized batteries. The power draw was closer to the edge trimmer than the guzzling chain saw and blower.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just keeps impressing me! Was a little dubious when I first handled this in the shop as the balance seemed a little weird and blade speed a little slow (after using petrol and electric trimmers professionally since '95). However, every time I use them, they just keep impressing me more and more. With the AP300 battery, I can start a job at 8am and most times the battery is still going by 1pm - that includes a bit of clean up and ladder shifting inbetween cutting (and a coffee!) . It is such a bonus not to have to constantly fill up with 2 stroke or drag an extension lead behind me. The slightly slower blade speed has not been an issue with even large jobs taking the same time as 2 stroke/electric machines. My only criticism is that it's usually a two handed job to alter the angle on the cutting head which is quite stiff. They're also quite a bit lighter to handle than similar 2 stroke/electric machines. I've probably used over a dozen hedge trimmers over the last 22 years or so and these are the most enjoyable to use.
Date published: 2017-03-09
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