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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
    I have this for heavy duty hedge trimming. The hedges are salt seeder trees cut down and trimmed as hedges. No other trimmer that I have tried can handle the job. Current trimmer is 8 years old and works thru the AZ summers of 120 deg plus. Love it.
  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. 3 years ago
    A powerful single sided trimmer
    I purchased a Stihl hedge trimmer after my consumer brand trimmer required repairs for the second time in a year. I went with the single sided trimmer assuming it has more power for the cutting blades. I have three acres with variious shrubs and trees that require frequent trimming. The first thing I noticed is the lack of vibration from the 86R. The smoothness while running is impressive. The damping system works admirably, and this noticeably cut down on fatigue. The 86R is a bit heavier than ... read more the lightweight unit I an used to, but by no means would I consider it "heavy". The lack of transmitted vibrations allowed me to work longer with fewer breaks, and I had no arm fatigue when I was finished. The longer working surface allowed me to finish faster. It runs quieter than my consumer trimmer as well. I am not a fan of the Stihl gas cap design, but its a minor annoyance probably related to the older units. I have no leakage with the "improved" design. Overall, I would have to say I like the 86R and would recommend it to anyone looking for a powerful trimmer. It is a bit more expensive compared to the other brand consumer models that you find in the big box stores, but I have found that the initial investment pays off over the long run.
  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. 2 years ago
    Plenty of Power!
    I recently purchased my first gas powered hedge trimmer and is was well worth it! Cut my trimming time in about half because I was not worried about cutting my power cord in half. Plenty of power to over come my 15 year shrubs. Well worth it!
  3. 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
  1. 2 years ago
    Superior Professional Product
    You can not by better than this...I love everything Stihl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  1. 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
  2. 6 months ago
    You get what you pay for!!
    I used these for the first time on a large property that was extremely overgrown. Trimmed up touchy boxwoods cleanly. Cut right through large woody branches on burning bushes with ease, grasses, evergreens, everything. It ran much, much longer on a single tank of fuel than the 46 I've used professionally the last 6 years. I love this unit and can't wait to use it again.
  3. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 2 months ago
    Best on the market
    Smooth cutting with perfect results. Exactly what I expect from a Stihl.
  1. 3 years ago
    the best hedge trimmer i have ever used/owned
    light, nimble, easy to handle for long periods of time you can take an entire tree down with this hedge trimmer branches, limbs, vines, thick grass this machine does it all
  2. 3 years ago
    Oustanding Hedgetrimmer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the HL 100k 135 trimmer is great trimmer with it's 13 locking positions without tools lightweight durablity fuel efficent great for long short medium shrubs great to use all day and everyday, what makes this trimmer outstanding is that its safe and great for tough jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. 3 years ago
    This product is a good profesional use
    Wonderful product for every day use on Professional landscaper
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