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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. 6 months ago
    Good product
    These are made to run and run hard great tool !! But I have got use to the 4 mix then these are 2 mix and there is no babying them run them like there is no tommorow !!!!
  2. 3 years ago
    Excellent
    The property I work on has close to 1500 lineal feet of box woods. They always need to be trimmed up before parties and such. These trimmers are light, powerful, and have no vibration. Swivel handle is a big plus for doing the sides. I can actually run these all day without feeling tired at the end of the day.
  3. 2 years ago
    Product has great features
    Easy to use and dependable. Our crew loves using this hedge trimmer.
  1. 2 years ago
    Superior Professional Product
    You can not by better than this...I love everything Stihl.
  2. 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.
  3. 2 years ago
    Cuts thicker hedges like butter.
    I have the 30" blade and it definitely cuts as advertised. I am not a professional landscaper, but the unit is easy to use. My hedges got out of control so I needed to radically trim them. I had a lot of branches that were 1/4 to 1/2+ inches thick. I supplemented the hedge trimmer with a manual pruner and a Lithium saw. As expected, the unit starts instantly.
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  1. 2 years ago
    Another Professional grade that is perfect for homeowner.
    This is my third Stihl product purchased in the past 18 months. I've gone with professional grade products even though they all get homeowner use. This trimmer is perfect balance between the two, powerful though not too big. Starts everytime with minimal effort. It's not as loud as I originally thought. I found on average of an hour each use with no fatigue at all. Easily handles the typical pruning jobs, and can tackle some of the tougher ones that would normally require a set of ... read more loppers. Requires a minimal amount of maintenance
  2. 9 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. 2 years ago
    Best I've ever used!
    I had read some spotty reviews about the engine, but took a chance when I realized the machine with the best reviews had the same motor. I runs great! Easy, reliable start, cold or hot, it cuts like nothing I have ever owned! I have overgrown hedges and oleanders . The thicker branches (1"+) take a little longer, but it goes thru cleanly. The only thing I didn't appreciate was when cutting high, the exhaust blows right in my face, but its not Stihl's fault I let the plants grow so high.
  1. 3 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. 6 days ago
    Best on the market
    Smooth cutting with perfect results. Exactly what I expect from a Stihl.
  3. 10 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. 4 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.
  2. 3 weeks 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.
  3. 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
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