STIHL Expands Battery KombiSystem Product Line with New Lithium-Ion Hedge Trimmer
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Longer run times,* no gasoline, no exhaust emissions, and no power cord. The lightweight STIHL HSA 66 hedge trimmer, a new addition to the 36-volt lithium-ion STIHL Battery KombiSystem product line, features an energy-efficient design that allows for up to 40 percent longer run times than the HSA 65. One easily interchangeable battery can power a range of multiple optional lawn maintenance tools, including a blower, trimmer, chain saw, and more.
“The STIHL Battery KombiSystem has revolutionized lawn care maintenance, and the HSA 66 hedge trimmer delivers a combination of performance and efficiency,” said Dan Pherson, product manager at STIHL Inc. “The STIHL HSA 66 runs up to 40 percent longer than previous models, which can be up to 11 hours of run time when used with the AR 900 backpack battery – a great benefit to commercial users. The HSA 66 weighs about a pound less than the previous model, making it much easier to maneuver.”
Easy and convenient for homeowners and landscapers, the HSA 66 starts instantly with the pull of a trigger. High cutting speeds allow users to complete more trimming in a shorter amount of time.* The 20-inch blade is handy for almost any use, providing superior maneuverability for sculpting or shaping applications as well as general hedge trimming. The optimized blade geometry, tooth spacing and diamond-ground blade edges result in cleaner cuts, even in thick and tough shrubbery. The STIHL HSA 66 also has no exhaust emissions and is four times quieter than its gasoline-powered equivalent, providing another environmentally responsible option for hedge trimming tasks.
STIHL Battery KombiSystem
Harnessing the fuel savings and environmental benefits of STIHL Lithium-Ion technology, the STIHL Battery KombiSystem offers customers another choice in professional-quality handheld outdoor power equipment for meeting their needs and helping to reduce their impact on the environment. In addition to the new STIHL HSA 66, the full line includes the RMA 370 lawn mower, BGA 85 handheld blower, HLA 65 extended reach hedge trimmer, FSA 65 and FSA 85 grass trimmers and the MSA 160 C-BQ and MSA 200 C-BQ chain saws, and more products are planned in the future. For more information, visit www.stihlusa.com/Li-Ion.
STIHL has partnered with the RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation), and batteries can be returned for recycling at participating STIHL servicing dealers: www.call2recycle.org.
*as compared to previous model
About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,* as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., STIHL Inc., the headquarters for U.S. operations for the worldwide STIHL Group, exports to over 90 countries around the world; and the majority of STIHL products sold in America are also built in America.* STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445), visit stihlusa.com or text your zip code to 78445.
*A majority of STIHL powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2012 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
STIHL is also pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand, the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), National FFA, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and the National Association of State Park Directors.
For information on job opportunities with STIHL Inc., please go to www.stihlcareers.com. STIHL is an EEO and drug-free work environment.
|HSA 66 Specifications - Professional Use|
|STROKES PER MINUTE||3000|
|WEIGHT w/ BATTERY (AP 80)||4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)|
|WEIGHT w/ BATTERY (AP 180)||4.9 kg (10.7 lbs.)|
|RUN TIME (w/ AP 180)||Up to 140 minutes|
|RUN TIME (w/ AR 900)||Up to 660 minutes|