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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
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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
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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
    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.
  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
    Excellent
    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.
  1. 2 months ago
    You get what you pay for
    Excellent power, nice reach, really easy to use. Some might complain about the weight, but it's not a problem. I also love how the blades fold in for easy storage. I'm also only using pre mixed 50:1 fuel, since it has no ethanol.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great Tool for Southern Properties with lots of shrubs
    I bought this trimmer about six years ago, wishing that I had done so earlier. Where I lived at the time in GA, shrubs grow quickly so keeping up with the growth required long-reach trimming about each two weeks during the long growing season there. This machine always starts on the first or second pull of the starter rope if I follow the starting instructions. To keep it sharp, I always store it with the plastic guard in place and oil the cutter bar after each use with spray-on applications of ... read more WD-40, I am a homeowner in another state right now, it coming in mighty handy again for maintaining my landscape plants here as well. I expect it to last a long time, just like my Stihl chainsaw that is now 31 years old. I am finding that my small engines last a long time if I completely avoid using fuels that contain ethanol. Even big box stores now sell premixed gasoline for 2-stroke engines that contain no ethanol. Incidentally, this trimmer starts well, even on relatively cold mornings in WI where I now reside,
  3. 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
  1. 4 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 month ago
    Best on the market
    Smooth cutting with perfect results. Exactly what I expect from a Stihl.
  3. 11 months 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.
  1. 2 years ago
    Good for tropic vegitation
    Living on a Caribbean island with a garden that has Bougainville, Faya Lobi, Jasmine, Wayaca, Oliander and many other plants, it has been proven to be a perfect tool to maintain the garden within a reasonable time. The Caribbean climate may be nice for tourists (it really is) but working in the garden under the sun can be something of a challenge. The machine works very efficient, fast and easy. Although after a couple of hours it gets heavy to handle but on the other hand if you look what ... read more others are doing by hand or other machines, I really prefer the HS 81R. The gearbox is sturdy and the anti-vibration works as it should, with all that said this machine is a perfect solution to trim the overgrown and the strong plants. Absolute reliable if handled with care and maintained as instructed. Most to all maintenance can be done by yourself if you have some technical experience, if not the manual will give good guidance. Otherwise the dealer will be more then happy to help you.
  2. 2 years ago
    Perfect for heavy brush
    I have several Stihl products, chain saws, blowers, and a trimmer, so I didn't hesitate to turn to Stihl when I needed a serious machine to trim back heavy overgrowth. We live in a rural area where multifloral roses, wild grape, and other nasties spread rapidly, and they had overspread one fence line by 10 feet or more. This trimmer cut back probably 75 feet in a little over an hour. It gets heavy after a while when you have to hold it away from your body (some of these things have wicked ... read more thorns), but weight means power and ruggedness, both good things. It ran very poorly when I got it home. The dealer supposedly set it up, but I could barely keep it running. I pulled out the manual and retuned the adjustment screws to their recommended factory settings, and it has run flawlessly since, just as all my other Stihl products have. I recommend this highly for heavy-duty trimming.
  3. 2 years ago
    Hedge trimmer
    This trimmer does everything that I needed. It is being used to clean the overhanging vine maple and brambles along a rural road. Cut cleanly and fast. The manual that shows the method of use with an swing motion was very helpful. The swivel handle is a great feature.
  1. 4 years ago
    very good unit
    very good machine with a lot of power. The 4-mix engine is very powerfull. I have done a few hedges with it and they all look good and the branches are cut and not torn.
  2. 4 years ago
    FIrst rate in every way.
    This is so well balanced, you can work with it for hours at a time. It has great power, and cuts through surprisingly thick branches. I am so glad my local Stihl dealer recommended this to trim my long rows of high hedges I've had mine three years, and it still starts first pull every time. It accepts the HT chainsaw head, so that in under two minutes I can convert it to an extended pole saw capable of cutting 10 inch branches like butter. For me, the extended length makes it "better" than the ... read more kombi system for trimming and branch cutting.
  3. 3 years ago
    Proud Sthil Owner
    Fed up with bringing huge ladders on the job. Very productive, safe operation, compact design. Saves your back on long runs on tall shrubs. Only two things that i dislike on the unit, If you are right handed you have to be on the right side of the engin or you face the carb down which will cause the machine to stall. Also vary suprised how heavy the cutting head is compared to the engine, it semes that the balance is off. only had it for a month so i can not give the most detal info on the ... read more product. But so far i am vary impressed.
  1. 3 weeks ago
    Great Hedge Trimmer
    I have wasted money in the past trying to save money on less expensive hedge trimmers. In my experience, you definitely get what you pay for! Buy these and forget about it. Crazy power - Easy to start - Easy to use Highly recommended
  2. 10 months ago
    AWESOME!!!
    I have several stihl hedge trimmers. this one is my favorite so far. This one is great because I can run the protective tip cover on the much and other places without worrying about damage. As a landscaper who specializes in trimming & shaping, this cuts cleanly & smoothly, plus its relatively* light (I'm a small woman*) and easy for me to start. After experiencing Stihl, other tools seem mediocre.
  3. 3 months ago
    Great machine
    I had a load of huge bushes that were taking over my side walk. I dreaded using my old electric clipper. It aways took so long and trimmer wouldn't cut the thick branches. I decided on the HS56c-e with the recommendation from the dealer. I could have bought the home owner model for a lot less. I'm glad I spent the extra money for the HSC-E. This machine cut the bushes with ease and no bogging down. I was amazed how quick I was able trim all my bushes. I am very satisfied. Spend the extra mony. ... read more You won't be disappointed. Great machine.
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