London, ON - For immediate release, 04/01/2011

No Gasoline. No Emissions. No Power Cord

New STIHL Lithium-ion

No Gasoline. No Emissions. No Power Cord. These are just a few of the benefits offered by this state-of-the-art cordless family of tools now available from STIHL. Powered by a universal 36 V STIHL Lithium-Ion battery, STIHL has launched a family of tools including a cordless grass trimmer, hedge trimmer, handheld blower and chain saw. The 36V lithium-ion battery used for the STIHL cordless system is particularly long-lasting and durable, ensuring that there is plenty of power on hand to deliver a strong performance with each use. Batteries can be charged hundreds of times without any noticeable loss in capacity, so users experience no loss in power.

STIHL HSA 65 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
The HSA 65 helps achieve environmentally responsible hedge trimming with professional results Ideal for pro users, government agencies, and homeowners who want environmentally responsible performance without sacrificing results, this hedge trimmer is four times quieter than its gasoline-powered equivalent. The STIHL HSA 65 features diamond-ground blade edges for cleaner cuts, and high cutting speeds to trim job times as fast as it cuts fuel costs With zero exhaust emissions and reduced noise, the new cordless hedge trimmer is ideal for use in noise and emission sensitive places such as, interior landscaping properties, residential areas, public parks, roof gardens, hospitals and municipalities. The STIHL HSA 65 is an excellent choice for users who are not prepared to compromise when it comes to performance, comfort and durability. The STIHL HSA 65's 20" blade allows for excellent maneuverability and control for sculpting and shaping, as well as for general hedge trimming. Portable and lightweight, the STIHL HSA 65 comes with an onboard hanging slot for easy storage and convenience. A tip protector helps prevent accidental contact.

STIHL FSA 65 & FSA 85 Cordless Grass Trimmers
Great news for professionals and discerning garden owners: STIHL's cordless trimmers are here. The new FSA 65 and FSA 85 trimmers are perfect for use in noise sensitive areas such as, hospitals, day care centers, schools, etc. They aren't just quiet - they require no gasoline, produce no emissions and need no power cord. You will experience a new level of trimming performance with these new battery-powered models. Both units feature a brushless, no maintenance motor. The FSA 85 has a wider cutting path, a bump guard to protect fencing and a variable throttle control for outstanding trimming performance.

STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ Cordless Chain Saw ~ Coming Fall 2011
Quiet, cordless and odourless - the new MSA 160 C-BQ chain saw from STIHL is coming fall 2011. New, simple to use, with proven lithium-ion technology, the MSA 160 C-BQ is perfect for use in noise sensitive areas such as, hospitals, public parks, schools, etc., as well as for indoor sawing. It is low in weight, has optimum balance, very low vibrations and features the quick chain adjuster, which allows simple and fast chain tensioning without tools.

STIHL BGA 85 Cordless Handheld Blower ~ Coming Fall 2011
Powerful, portable, cordless - the new BGA 85 handheld blower from STIHL is coming this fall. This new simple to use blower, with proven lithium-ion technology, is perfect for use in noise sensitive areas such as, hospitals, public parks, schools, etc. In addition to its low weight and very low vibrations, it features a symmetrical design that allows for right or left-handed use and wonderful freedom of movement.

STIHL Battery Belt
Battery Belt for STIHL Lithium-Ion Powered Tools – available now, a comfortable and lightweight battery belt with battery bag for one battery, electric cable and battery adapter housing. Taking the weight of the battery off your hands, arms, and shoulders, and carrying it on your hips, reduces the handheld weight of the tools. Enjoy a longer run time by carrying a second and even a third battery with the optional additional bag.


About STIHL LIMITED
STIHL LIMITED, headquartered in London, ON, is a subsidiary of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. STIHL is the world's largest selling brand of chain saws and gasoline-powered cutoff saws. STIHL manufactures a full line of powerful, lightweight and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment dealers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. For more information or for the name of the closest STIHL Dealer visit the STIHL web site at www.stihl.ca.

For further information about this Press Release, contact:
Gail Kenworthy, STIHL Limited - 519.681.3000.

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