Stihl HLA 66 Cordless Long Reach Hedge Trimmer

(16 customer reviews)

AP Battery System

£314.80£682.06 (inc VAT)


The Stihl HLA 66 is a new professional lightweight cordless long-reach hedge trimmer in the AP system product range. An evolution of the HLA 65 with better balance for less fatigue during operation, a new ergonomic control handle with the self-resetting Ergo lever for left and right-handers all packaged in a new stylish design.

A loop handle for use on the tops of hedges, a catcher plate and base protector are all available as accessories. Perfect for the majority of tall and wide hedges at 205 cm long with a 50cm/20” double side, double edge blade and adjustable working angle head from -45° to +70°. The head will also fold flat for easy transport at just 125 cm total length.

Perfect for small garden maintenance businesses, groundskeepers, gardeners and landscapers for trimming of tall hedges, side and top growth with catcher plate.
The HLA 66 provides constant work output, good balance, excellent cutting performance and use in the rain and wet conditions is possible.

The HLA 66 is part of the AP System PRO Cordless range of tools, with interchangeable batteries – it is not compatible with the AK batteries in the COMPACT AK Cordless System.

Run Times

  • Run time on AP 100 battery: Up to 72 minutes
  • Run time on AP 200 battery: Up to 144 minutes

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

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

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

Acessory also available (Sold Seperately): Stihl Protective Foot for HLA 66

Total length cm 0
Blade length cm 50
Recommended battery AP 200
Weight kg 2) 3.8
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 91
Vibration value, right m/s2 4) 1.8
Vibration value, left m/s2 4) 2.3
Stroke rate rpm 3.000
Tooth spacing mm 33
cutting capacity mm 26
Battery life time AP 100 min 5) up to 72
Battery life time AP 200 min 5) up to 144
Battery life time AP 300 min 5) up to 180

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

Weight 5.3 kg
Dimensions 113.7 × 19.4 × 12.3 cm

Power Type


Cutting Length

20" (51cm)


Unit Only, Kit (Unit inc. AP 200 Battery + AL 301 Charger), Kit (Unit inc. 2 x AP 200 Batteries + AL 301 Charger)

16 reviews for Stihl HLA 66 Cordless Long Reach Hedge Trimmer

  1. Jon (verified owner)

    A bit heavier than expected but well balanced and very good bit of kit very happy with it.

  2. Graham Johnson (verified owner)

    Good quality stihl product good service from Radmore &Tucker.

  3. Edward Swift (verified owner)

    Good quality product supplied by a first class company. Excellent service and communication from Radmore & Tucker. Would definitely recommend them.

  4. Stephen Wheeler (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with the hedge trimmer as it is very easy to use and much lighter than my 2 Stroke machine which this has replaced. Having gone with the AP 200 battery this has given me as much hedge cutting time as I need. Service from Radmore and Tucker was excellent

  5. Shamrock Gardening Neill Murphy. (verified owner)

    A great machine I cut back a Pyracanthia hedge it cut through it like slicing up butter. I used it with a back pack Stihl carrying system which takes the weight from the macine ie battery. A good reach with this machine. Much nicer to use than a petrol one. Very quiet too wont disturb the neighbour. Make sure you keep the blades well oiled up after each use or it will cease up with sap.

  6. Doug Rowland (verified owner)

    Like my earlier Stihl products this hedge cutter is well up to expectations.
    Good and efficient tool but slightly on the heavy side. Recommended

  7. David Dean (verified owner)

    Bought the long reach hedge trimmer (and an AP200 battery) to replace a Black & Decker corded one that I’ve been using for years to cut the 8ft high leylandii hedge around my garden. It does start to feel a little heavy after a couple of hours but the long reach and adjustable cutting head make life so much easier (much less time spent up a ladder). Battery life was superb and longer than suggested, but the main thing I noticed was how powerful the trimmer is (compared to my previous one), meaning I was done with the job much quicker, and it gives a really nice finish. Definitely recommended.

  8. Gary Bridgewater (verified owner)

    Fantastic service from Radmore & Tucker. Delivered the next day, by their own driver. Made cutting my hedges a breeze & great battery life on the recommended AP 200.

  9. Andy (verified owner)

    Good quality product, good price, good service and delivery. Very pleased

  10. David Nisbett (verified owner)

    Great service from Radmore & Tucker and brilliant bit of Sthil kit. A little heavier than you might think but so much better than petrol equivalent and, once you get used to it with strap etc., its quite well balanced. I went for fast charger and AP300 battery which give amazing length of use. Very pleased … recommended.

  11. Reg

    Bought this long reach hedge trimmer with two batteries to make my life easier.

    An absolutely brilliant purchase.

    Light weight, and trims thick branches easily.

    Good battery length.

    Would definitely recommend.

    Value for money

    Thank you.

  12. Nigel (verified owner)

    I’ve been using the HLA66 for a few days now having used a Tanaka 2-stroke pole trimmer for years. It’s a similar weight at 5.4kg (5.8kg for the tanaka) but 200mm shorter. It’s strong enough to cut the same woody shrubs and hedges easily.
    With the AP 200 battery there’s no “range anxiety” after using for to 2 hrs there’s still lots of charge left, plus it recharges surprisingly quickly with the AL301 anyway.
    It’s great not having the exhaust fumes and extreme noise of the 2-stroke and quiet enough to use now without ear defenders so it’s less frantic, and doesn’t disturb the neighbours.
    I still have to balance on top of a ladder to cut the top of the big yews as no pole extension option similar to the HLA56 is available from Stihl sadly.
    It’s a tool I’m pleased I purchased….it’s effective and quiet.

  13. H K Leung (verified owner)

    Finally decided to replace my Stihl petrol hedge trimmer end of July, my HLA66 with 2 AP200 batteries (planning ahead for replacing my Stihl petrol chain saw) arrived the next day thanks to the incredible service from Radmore & Tucker.! Unfortunately unable to use my new purchase until the incessant rain eventually stopped over the Lakes District.
    The Batteries were fully charged in under 20 minutes, lasting close to 2 hours in continuous usage. Easier to use and well balanced compared with my standard long blade petrol one. Slightly lighter but still heavier than I expected especially when one is standing on top of a step ladder. It is powerful & cutting well with my Leylandii hedge. Great piece of cordless hedge trimmer, wish I bought this earlier. Slightly more expensive than other makes but you get what you paid for. My problem is that the batteries will easily out last my aching arms and shoulders

  14. Ian Harrison (verified owner)

    Very pleased with service and communication from Radmore and Tucker , would definately recommend,and price better than competition.

  15. andrew law (verified owner)

    a subtle bit of kit compared to the petrol driven stihl, good long reach suprisingly easy to manoeuvre, excellent for tall hedges

  16. Jonathan P (verified owner)

    Oiled the cutting head, charged the battery and then got to work trimming some bushes. The HLA66 is well balanced using the ap200 battery and although not lightweight is certainly manageable. The length and reach of the hla66 provide a good compromise allowing vertical cutting up to 2.5m with ease. The cutter is sharp out of the box and battery life seems to match the spec sheet.

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