Stihl HTA 86 Cordless Telescopic Pole Pruner 12″

(5 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).

£505.00£753.44 (inc VAT)


The Stihl HTA 86 is a powerful professional cordless pole pruner that is quiet and has low vibration levels. For professional use in tree maintenance, orchards and local authorities. For pruning trees, removing deadwood and breakage from storms, and for cutting back fruit trees. ¼” PM3 saw chain, lightweight and compact powerhead with sturdy branch hook for easy removal of loose cuttings from the tree. Rigid shaft to help with guidance and a clean and precise cut. Rapid length adjustment with quick release mechanism. Total length 270 – 390 cm.

The HTA 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 200 battery: Up to 41 minutes

What’s Included?

  • Stihl HTA 86 Cordless Telescopic Pole Pruner 12″ (Unit Only)

Unit Only Product – Batteries and chargers need to be ordered separately in the related products tab above or via our cordless accessory category here – Stihl Cordless Accessories

Sturdy branch hook
After pruning, loose clippings can be easily removed from the tree with the branch hook.

STIHL EC-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.

Ergonomic control handle
The HTA 66 has a locking lever (orange front), ERGO lever (black) and main trigger lever (orange below). The locking lever is self-resetting and prevents unintentional switching on of the device. When the ERGO lever and shift lever are pressed, you can work continuously with ease.

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

Sidechain tensioner
The chain tensioner is located on the side to prevent contact with the chain when adjustments are made.

Tool-less oil cap
Patented cap for the oil tank, the tank can be quickly opened and closed without effort and tools.

Telescopic shaft
The telescopic shaft can be extended between 2.7m and 3.9m, making branches up to 5m in height accessible from the ground.

Total length (min) cm 1) 270
Total length (max) cm 2) 390
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 93
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 77
Cordless technology AP System
Recommended battery AP 200
Rated voltage V 36
Weight with battery kg 5.9
Run time with AP 200 min 4) up to 41
Run time with AP 300 min 4) up to 51
Battery life time AR 2000 min 5) up to 175
Run times with AR 3000 min 6) up to 230
Vibration value, left m/s2 7) 1
Vibration value, right m/s2 7) 1
Oil tank volume cm3 105
Oil tank volume oz 3.6

1) Minimum with tool
2) Maximum with tool
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) Run times will vary depending on the application
5) Battery life times are approximate and may vary depending on the application
6) Run times can vary depending on the application
7) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

Weight 7.432 kg
Dimensions 201.0 × 22.0 × 12.5 cm

Power Type


Bar Length


Unit Only, Kit (Unit inc. AP 200 Battery + AL 500 Charger)

5 reviews for Stihl HTA 86 Cordless Telescopic Pole Pruner 12″

  1. Part time hedge layer (verified owner)

    Try before you buy maybe! It’s sturdy and cuts very well but (for me) a bit hard to control at full extension.

  2. Thomas Mason (verified owner)

    Simply stunning. Whilst management of a long pole is always going to be a skilled job, the HTA 86 make short work of pruning high and difficult to reach limbs, Control and function is first class. If you want a tool that makes work swift, easy and top class while doing so quetly then this is is the way ahead. A professional tool at its best. Highly recommended.

  3. Peter Paine (verified owner)

    The various promo videos don’t do it justice. It has a lot more grunt and use than as seen with the piddling 1 inch little easy access branches. As for girls holding in unextended, at a high angle – trivial. Try it fully extended and more out horizontal. Seeing what you are cutting (as a right hander), especially at a distance, is near impossible. Some skills needed to handle well. Makes easy work of 10 inch timber. Good power, even in hard cold weather. Opens all sorts of opportunities that you never conceived with the usual handheld powersaw. Handling other than when at work can be a challenge. Finding where to put it down safely when in the thick of work. Storing when not in use. I doubt that you’ll be able to carry it in your car. For battery powered, it works well. You’ll tire before a charged battery does, especially if working extended. My biggest beef with the pole saw is the forward safety, this can be near impossible to move and lock out while holding the saw at some angles. That detail needs an update. As for Radmore&Tucker – exemplary. Couldn’t ask for better (though I’ve not had any problems for them to handle yet).

  4. Peter Vernon (verified owner)

    Brilliant bit of kit – cuts through large branches with ease – Takes a bit of getting used to fully extended but I am nearly 70 and find it pretty easy to use as a non professional gardener.

  5. Roksana (verified owner)

    A very good machine. I didn’t expect it to be so easy to use. Fast shipping. recommend

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