Stihl Releases Their Most Powerful Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer
Stihl has released their most powerful 36V battery powered hedge trimmer to date, the HLA 135 series. The 3 models differ by fixed or adjustable cutting heads and short or long axes to expand your working range. They certainly give you the tools to get through a lot of pruning quickly, even in noise-limited areas.
What's the big deal?
The Stihl HLA 135 Extended Battery Powered Hedge Trimmer offers a few options when it comes to design. The HLA 135, HLA 135 K and HLA 135 K 145º hedge trimmers all feature the same shaft, gearbox and cutting head as the pneumatic Stihl models, delivering the same performance and durability you've come to expect. They just equip them with battery-powered heads that are quieter and more convenient.
K models offer shorter shafts. One of them offers a fixed cutting head, while the other offers 145º of flexibility. The long-shaft version of the tool also has an adjustable head, but that can extend your reach up to 60 inches.
Stihl claims the performance of the HLA 135 Series 36V battery powered hedge trimmers is comparable to their gas models. While details of what it will actually look like are still pretty murky, we think we can base some of our expectations on the European models already available overseas.
A 36V brushless motor moves the double-sided 24" cutting blade at approximately 4,000 SPM (strokes per minute). The capacity of the cutting teeth is approximately 1-1/3 inches. That seems respectable, even by gasoline-powered standards. Stihl has also measured anything produced by these models to be between 85-96 dB(A), which should be easier for you to hear than a gas engine.
Stihl HLA 135 Series Pole Hedge Trimmer Pricing
Stihl is making the HLA 135 Brushless Pole Hedge Trimmer, which is sometimes available online and from in-store Stihl dealers. Retail prices for the bare metal option range from $409.99 to $469.99. Stihl backs all of their battery powered tools with a 3 year residential use warranty and a 2 year professional use warranty.
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