What's not to like
Finally got some money together to start looking for a battery powered pole hedger .I started with the tool brands that I have been using over the years Makita ,Milwaukee etc and came to the conclusion that it had to be 36v or 40v to have enough power and hopefully not too heavy. I have a 2 stroke Petrol combi motor with the pole hedger attachment as well as pole saw attachment that I am hoping to use less as it's heavy and very noisy .Answer Stihl HLA56 with AK20 battery and 50cm pole extension , and the result is I can't be any happier with...this unit .I rate it 6 out of 5 stars compared to any petrol powered pole hedger and I have had a few .I have lots of high cypress and they are a bugger to cut did it faster than the petrol version as it weighs a bit more than half the weight and reaches a bit longer with the pole extension - less ladder use .Battery has never run flat .No ear plugs needed - I didn't believe the stihl catalogue and they were right , the final price was less than I was prepared to spend and not Chinese made !
Purchased in August 2021 at Stihl Dealer for $620.00.
Great Hedge Trimmer that does the job effortlessly
I purchased this to replace the 240V corded pole hedge trimmer I had. Problem with the corded trimmer is that all the weight is up high in the electric motor, so the balance is all wrong and every time I used it I would spend the next couple of days dealing with back problems. The Stihl runs quietly & smoothly and cuts beautifully. Importantly, the weight balance is right :-)
Not designed for chopping through really heavy stuff, but does a beautiful job of trimming hedges, shrubs etc.
I purchased the larger AK30 battery, and I cant get near using half the capacity in a session. Also purchased the AL300 quick Charger, which recharges in no time.
Very impressed with the whole experience.
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