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Stihl HLA 56

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.


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Stihl HLA 56 Features

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Ergonomic Loop Handle

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

Tip Protector

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

Blade Scabbard

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

Single-Sided Blades

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

Laser-Cut Diamond-Ground Blades

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.

Vertical Hanging Slot

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

Functional Design

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.

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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.)
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY3.8 kg (8.4 lbs.)
OVERALL LENGTH210 cm (82 in.)
GEAR ANGLE135°
POWER SOURCEBattery
BATTERY SERIESAK Series

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