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Professional Hedge Trimmers

Professional Hedge Trimmers

STIHL hedge trimmers for professionals are in an entirely different league of performance and dependability. When you spend every day trimming hedges of all shapes and sizes, having the right trimmer is not a luxury – it’s a requirement. Our professional line of handheld and extended-reach hedge trimmers are made to start fast and cut faster. They feature anti-vibration technology, ergonomic handles and hardened, precision-ground blades that love those leafy greens. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, K = shorter shaft length, R = blade for heavy pruning, and T = blade for trimming and shaping.

And since each professional has different cutting needs, our hedge trimmers cover the gamut – offering quality trimming performance in a wide range of shaft lengths as well as fixed or adjustable cutting heads. Our professional hedge trimmers are also available in electric and battery-powered models, ideal for trimming in densely populated or noise-sensitive areas. Electric and battery-powered hedge trimmers are not only easy to start and maintain, they’re environmentally responsible and can help you save on fuel costs. No matter which STIHL hedge trimmers you end up with, you can rest assured they’ll deliver a well-rounded performance when you make your trimming rounds.
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight Fuel Capacity
HL 90 K (0°) 28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.) 0.95 kW (1.27 bhp) 5.7 kg (13.01 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HL 100 (135º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.9 kg (15.3 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HL 100 K (0º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.0 kg (13.2 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HL 100 K (135º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.4 kg (14.8 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HS 56 C-E 21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.) 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp) 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.) 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
HS 81 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
370 cc (12.5 oz.)
HS 82 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 86 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) HS 86 R with 30" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 87 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 81 T 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs.)
370 cc (12.5 oz.)
HS 82 T 27 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.1 kg (11.2 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 86 T 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 40" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 87 T 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 40" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
  1. 2 years ago
    Product has great features
    Easy to use and dependable. Our crew loves using this hedge trimmer.
  2. 2 months ago
    Great but Not So Great
    Very inconsistent in getting it started...once you have it running it will cut just about anything your trimming. Ive had mine for 3 years and had to replace the primer bulb and carb. Blades stay sharp for long time unless you accidently cut something youre not supposed to. Much much easier to have a Servicing Dealer sharpen the blades. I have noticed that I rarely use the swivel handle so save your money on that extra cost. It does get a bit heavy if you have a lot of shrubs to do but that ... read more comes with the territory...
  3. 10 months ago
    I now own 2 of these units. They are exceptionally efficient, easy to use and comfortable to operate. I own many stihl products, and this is yet another amazing versatile tool. Starts easily and has an insane amount of power, cuts overgrown hedges easily and leaves a nice clean cut every time. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS!
  1. 2 years ago
    great trimmer
    ive had many trimmers in my career but this by far is the best one great power and reliability. a littlemore expensive than others but definitle worth it. highly recommended to any professional who needs a good commercial grade trimmer. a little on the heavy side but thats it.
  2. 3 years ago
    The quality of this product really shows
    I have been using this new trimmer for a while now and I am really impressed with the overall quality of the product. This trimmer cuts through some large branches as well allowing for trimming of new areas as well as just upkeep on hedges. The large fuel tank allows for work to continue without constant refueling. I would recommend this product for anyone who does a decent amount of trimming. it is a little more expensive than some of the home store models but it seems like it will pay off in ... read more the long run. The only draw back is it is a somewhat heavy machine so may not be an ideal choice if you are concerned with weight.
  3. 1 year ago
    Versatile and powerful
    I have had this trimmer for 3 years now and feel comfortable rating it. It has great power and ergonomics. The rotating rear handle is very comfortable and easily adjusted to suit any cutting angle. I purchased the "R" model to use for cutting back large hedges to a more manageable size, as well as maintaining leafy shrubs. I find that it cuts well in both applications. It will zip through 1 1/4" limbs with ease, and I have no issue shaping leafy shrubs perfectly. The trimmer is well balanced ... read more with a 30" blade and is relatively fuel efficient, although the fuel tank is a tad small, which I see has been corrected in the 82R. It was on the pricier side of trimmers I had looked at, but certainly is worth the money if you have a volume and variety of trimming to do. I use the HP ultra oil and 93 octane ethanol free fuel, 1 pull start every time.
  1. 1 year ago
    This thing is an animal!
    I have a small farm that I like to keep in good shape. There's allot of bushes and hedge that I need to keep cut back so I can run my tractor and bush hog close to the bigger timber. I bought the HS 86R this spring and used it this weekend. It is a brute. No complaints what so ever. It will cut everything you want it to. Very well balanced between the right and left hands. Great power. Well worth the money. Get fuel economy also. It ran most of the day on one tank of gas. Highly recommended.
  2. 2 years ago
    Best hedge trimmer ever
    Quiet dependable fuel efficent glad all my equipment is stihl I do 45 homes and it pays having stihl equipment because of the power and necessities they provide
  3. 2 years ago
    Trail Maintenance
    We use our trimmer to cut brush in the Capitol Forest in Washington. Our trimmer is surprisingly fuel efficient and capable of cutting medium to high brush. We opted for the 24" bar so more people could handle the trimmer.
  1. 1 year ago
    professional hedge trimmers
    Amazing product moved up from the hs 45 the hs 82t has more power no vibration and the exhaust is channeled to the front of the trimmer away from the operator. Rotating rear handle is great for long hedges. Overall the best trimmer on the market today well thought out features perfect for the professional.
  2. 5 months ago
    Should have bought this years ago
    I love this trimmer. I haven't had this more than two days, so my dependability rating is purely a guess, based on my other, older Stihl equipment (FS 85 trimmer and 036 Pro chainsaw). I don't make money at this job, but I do have to cut about 200' total of hedges with parts over 6’ tall, twice a week in the springtime, then tapering to every 2 weeks as the summer heat picks up and the growth slows. After 18 years learning the Zen of keeping these straight and sharp, I'll call myself an ... read more expert. I bought this HS 82 T to supplement my FS 85 which has an adjustable angle trimmer on the end of a 5’ rod. That FS 85 has been great for the last 15 years, but I've grown tired of swinging the relatively short trimmer on the end of the long and heavy stick. I would've tried the 40" 87 T if it came in double-sided, but my hedge type only does well when I swing the cut in both directions to keep the branches only pointing outward not vertical, and I didn't want to walk twice up and down their lengths. This also looked better than the 87 T to flip upside down and use above my head. For my job, this trimmer is fantastic. It has a lightweight aluminum stiffener along the length of the bar that's not too tall to get in the way. Mine didn't come with the nifty semi-circle protector at the tip as in the picture, but my FS 85 didn't have one either, and I haven't had a problem from the occasional ding onto the sidewalk. The exhaust being ported toward away from me and toward the cutter is more than welcome. It’s a much quieter running machine than the FS85, with none of its “ding ding ding” of the centrifugal clutch. The weight on this felt much lighter than the similar trimmer from another brand that I tried. They’re nearly the same dry weight on paper, but for me it's not about total weight, it's about the balance. I need to swing the trimmer a zillion times, and for that this trimmer is a dream, beating the other hands down. One thing that surprised me is that I also really like the rotating trigger handle. At first I thought it too gimmicky, but it really is easier to use the trimmer when the handle is oriented right. I especially like putting it sideways, then the trimmer feels more like it’s in chainsaw mode. Very comfy. I hope I don’t wear out the mechanism, as the plastic-on-plastic swivel handle is the one thing I’m a little worried about for long-term durability. The vibration isolation works very well. I didn’t come in after work with my fingers still vibrating from gripping the trimmer for hours, as always happens with using my FS 85. I’d even tried special gloves to reduce the nerve damage, but their thick foam made the work harder. With the HS 82 I got no such problem, and was only wearing regular leather work gloves. With the weighted fuel filter, the trimmer works great in any orientation -- sideways, pointed up or down, and upside down while over my head. I had no fuel feed problems, and speaking of fuel, it seems to be fairly fuel efficient too, which is nice. In summary, the specs of this trimmer met the specs for my task, and the rest of the features have made me very happy to use this fantastic tool.
  3. 2 months ago
    Best on the market
    Smooth cutting with perfect results. Exactly what I expect from a Stihl.
  1. 3 years ago
    great trimmer
    Have this trimmer for about two years and it's a junk yard dog. Great machine. Occasionally changed fuel filter after lots of use.
  2. 7 months ago
    Best all around
    Best trimmer for your money , End of story A+ Rating easy maintenance , plenty of power for any shrub if not over powered , starts every time
  3. 2 months ago
    This is truly a great hedge trimmer.
    I have owned several hedge trimmers in my past. All of them were a extreme pain to CRANK and to keep running and to keep out of the repair shop. The hedges at my home are very tall and large,the branches are an average of 1 inch thick and the HL 90 K cuts through them like soft butter. The extended shaft makes the work safer and faster to do especially when you work from a ladder. I own several pieces of out door power equipment which I am changing over to STIHL products, for 3-great reasons. ... read more 1-Dependability 2-Reliably 3-MADE IN THE USA!!!!!!! Thanks STIHL for the great equipment and all that you do!!!!
  1. 3 weeks ago
    Trail Clearing
    Used this trimmer at deer cabin for clearing trails and roads. Really works well on the smaller limbs, takes a little work on the bigger limbs form 3/4" and up, but I knew that before I bought it. Cleared about 100 yards of trails in about 30 minutes, I'm sure the trimmer could do more, I just couldn't keep up.
  2. 1 year ago
    If you cut hedges alot this is the one you want
    Had the 80,this one is lighter more powerfull and runs longer on a tank of gas.Great tool
  3. 3 months ago
    Wish I had purchased this years ago !
    After so many years of struggling with a "residential" grade hedge trimmer, the HS 82R has made this chore so much easier and looks better. The rotating handle was a huge help in getting in a few tight spots too. Though this may be more expensive than what could be purchased at a Big Box store for a typical homeowner, I directly see the benefit of spending the extra money and having a MUCH better tool. Wow,...looks great, works great and got through the job much faster. There are so many Pro's ... read more to this unit. The only Con was that it was heavier than the residential grade hedge trimmer that I had used for years but this is not a deal breaker. My suggestions,...Buy it. You won't be sorry.
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