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The STIHL HLA 56 is the first extended-reach hedge trimmer within the AK Series. Powered by the 36-volt lithium-ion battery as other products within the AK Series, this hedge trimmer provides homeowners with more versatility by combining the benefits of a battery-powered product with the ability to accomplish difficult trimming tasks. A high cutting speed of 2,800 strokes per minute allows for clean and efficient cutting, even when dealing with larger branches. At 11.1 pounds (with AK 20 battery) and with an articulating cutting blade offering a 135-degree range, the HLA 56 leverages optimal cutting performance with the lightweight portability needed to get the job done. Visit our dealership today to learn more about the HLA 56 hedge trimmer.

This product must be picked up in-store per STIHL's sales policies

STIHL HLA 56 Features

The ergonomic loop handle is ideal for making cuts in any direction.

The tip protector makes cutting near the ground or along walls easier while protecting the trimmer’s cutters from damage.

The blade cover helps protect the cutting blade during storage and transport.

STIHL hedge trimmers with single-sided blades are ideal for cutting hedges in one direction that range between waist and chest height.

Each blade is laser cut and ground using diamond discs. The hardened cutting edges are highly resilient and remain sharp for a longer period of time.

The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

The housing has smooth surfaces and round contours that help to keep it from getting caught on branches during use. The design also makes cleaning easy.

STIHL HLA 56 Specifications
BLADE LENGTH45.7 cm (18 in.)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 10)Up to 40 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20)Up to 80 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 30)Up to 120 minutes
WEIGHT (w/Recommended Battery)5.0 kg (11.1 lbs.)
OVERALL LENGTH210 cm (82 in.)