Stihl HLA 86 Cordless Telescopic Long Reach Hedge Trimmer

(7 customer reviews)

AP Battery System

OFFER – Buy this product with an AP 200 Battery or AP 300 S Battery (or  a ‘kit’ that already includes a battery) and you’ll get the same battery extra FREE when you receive your order. NO NEED TO ADD EXTRA ‘FREE’ BATTERY TO BASKET. Offer ends 30th June 2024. (Full offer details click here).

£436.56£1,078.18 (inc VAT)


The STIHL HLA 86 professional cordless hedge trimmer from the STIHL AP system is ideal for the efficient maintenance of tall hedges, shrubs and ground cover. The robust EC motor with infinitely variable speed delivers consistently high performance. The cutter bar can be adjusted by 115° for top, bottom or side cuts without tools. The cutter blade, ground on both sides, allows for an attractive, clean-cut.

The tool-free adjustable square telescopic shaft impresses with its high level of guide rigidity. The 260 – 330 cm long hedge trimmer has a very long reach and can be folded up to 180 cm for easier transport.

The HLA 86 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

Telescopic shaft with rotatable clamping sleeve
With a practical square telescopic shaft, which can be extended from 2.6m to 3.3m, even high or wide hedges are no problem. The shaft length can be adjusted without tools using the rotatable clamping sleeve.

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.

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 gard
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 86

Total length cm 0
Blade length cm 50
Recommended battery AP 200
Weight kg 2) 4.8
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 91
Vibration value, right m/s2 4) 1.6
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 application

Weight 6.5 kg
Dimensions 183.5 × 19.2 × 12.0 cm

Power Type


Cutting Length

20" (51cm)


Kit (Unit inc. 2 x AP 300 S Batteries + AL 301 Charger), Kit (Unit inc. AP 300 S Battery + AL 301 Charger), Unit Only, Kit (Unit inc. AP 200 Battery + AL 301 Charger), Kit (Unit inc. 2 x AP 200 Batteries + AL 301 Charger)

7 reviews for Stihl HLA 86 Cordless Telescopic Long Reach Hedge Trimmer

  1. Ron Y (verified owner)

    The Stihl HLA 86 is a fantastic piece of kit (as well as it’s associated battery and charger) albeit quite heavy but nevertheless great to work with.
    The supply and delivery of all the kit from Radmore and Tucker was excellent, they were the cheapest of suppliers and ensured I received my order in a prompt and exactly as advised manner.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending Radmore and Tucker and will use them again when in need of further goods.

  2. Christian S (verified owner)

    love it, great delivery and purchase service

  3. David Vanstone (verified owner)

    The prompt and efficient arrival (direct from Radmore and Tucker) of my STIHL HLA 86 long reach hedge trimmer was most timely. Using the telescopic reach enabled me to reach areas of hedging l normally had to get at with various ladders and access equipment. Heavy at its longest extension, however it did not hinder my use, the battery ensures a quiet action compared with previous engine driven products, something neighbours will approve of in the spring/summer. An excellent addition to my range of STIHL gardening equipment.

  4. Jerry Lovell (verified owner)

    Excellent service, great product, great not to have add extensions, just unlock and slide, I’ve gone from 2 stroke to this battery model

  5. Mark (verified owner)

    The Stihl HLA86 is an awesome piece of kit! Having struggled for years with a shorter reach 2-stroke hedge trimmer the HLA86 has transformed the experience and made the job so much easier! Plenty of reach, so much quieter and lighter with loads of sustained power throughout the job! I only wish I’d bought one sooner! Radmore & Tucker were excellent… great website, great price and great service! I’m a happy customer and would definitely recommend!

  6. Mark hawkins (verified owner)

    It certainly gets the job done although it is heavy and not very well balanced. Its very easy to use and so convenient to be able to extend it just when you want then shorten it again.
    Would be better if the on trigger was a little further up the handle as they are on 2 strokes.

  7. Simon Jones (verified owner)

    Excellent bit of kit. I should have bought one ages ago. Great customer service from Radmore & Tucker but they should change their courier. DX were poor, 3 failed deliveries.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like