STIHL make a large range of electric, battery and petrol powered hedgetrimmers, including shrub shears, right up to long reach hedge trimmers.
HSA 25 battery shrub shears are ideal for the small box hedging commonly found in many well-groomed Wellington gardens. The shears come with a shrub cutter attachment suitable for bushed with branches up to 8mm thick, and a grass cutting attachment for lawn edges around flower beds and decks. Run time is up to 110 minutes, and charging takes three hours.
There are currently three general battery hedge trimmers in the range, including the compact HSA 56 at 2.9kg, the 50cm cutting HSA 66 at 3.1kg, and the 62cm cutting HAS 86 at 3.3kg. Soon to be released is the HAS 94R which is a robust professional machine with a rotating handle and a three-setting stroke rate which will suit a range of workloads.
There are five petrol models with bar lengths ranging from 45cm to 75cm to suit various domestic and commercial applications. Two of the later models are the HS 46 and 56 C-E – very light weight machines, including popular features such as the STIHL anti vibration system, Ergostart, tool free fuel caps, and long-life air filter systems. These machines are great for heavier applications, farming and landscaping. There are three long reach hedge trimmers available in addition to attachments available in combi systems (one electric and two battery). The advantages of all these machines is that they are light (from 3.5kg without battery) and relatively quiet.
The HLA 65 has a fixed working length of 205 cm and can be folded down (via a 115-degree adjustable cutting head) to a convenient carrying length of 125cm. The HLA 85 is very similar except that it can be telescopically extended to a working length of up to 330cm. Both these machines are ideal for Wellington’s wider and taller hedges, with the particular safety advantage of not requiring ladders on sloping or uneven ground - to access hedge tops. There are three electric hedge cutters of various lengths. The machines are light, compact and quiet. The two larger machines (HSE 61 and 71) come with a 5-position rotary handle (ideal for when working on a range of different angles), and a screwed-on tip protector.