In early 2017 the new Compact Cordless tool range was launched in New Zealand. The range is suited to domestic applications - with lighter weight tools and a lower price for the various kits (ranging from $475 to $575 for tool, battery and charger).
The range includes two choices of chainsaw (MSA 120 and MSA 140), a line trimmer (FSA 56), hedgetrimmer (HAS 56) and blower (BGA 56).
Like all existing STIHL battery gear, the range has the benefits of generous running times, lighter weight, faster charging, lower maintenance and fuel costs, plus low noise output. Typical machine outputs using the mid range (AK20) battery include 200 sqm of line trimming, 280 sqm of hedge cutting, 600 sqm of leaf blowing, and 100 cuts of chain sawing.