London, ON, 05/07/2015



Power and performance is what to expect from STIHL's three new state-of-the-art lithium-ion units allowing professionals free range to work – meaning – no cords, no gas and no emissions.

The new additions include the STIHL TSA 230 – the world's first battery powered cut-off machine. The HLA 85 is a new long-reach professional lithium-ion hedge trimmer that features an adjustable 20" double-sided cutter bar with 115° adjustment. No less powerful, the HTA 85 is a re-chargeable telescopic pole pruner that is perfect for those hard-to-reach jobs.

"Emission-free cordless technology shouldn't mean you have to sacrifice on power or performance," says Greg Quigg, President at STIHL Canada. "The STIHL engineers have delivered again with these three lithium-ion powered units. Their light and compact design will help make quick work of any job."

All three units are powered by a universal 36 V STIHL lithium-ion battery that is long-lasting and durable, ensuring that there is plenty of power on hand to deliver a strong performance with each use. STIHL's lithium-ion battery can be charged a minimum of 500 times without any noticeable loss in capacity, so users experience no loss in power.

TSA 230 – Small in Size, Big in Action

Emission-free cordless technology ensures clean work, both indoors and outdoors. A water connection comes standard and a vacuum cleaner accessory is also available to ensure effective dust control.

Weight (without cutting wheel and battery) 3.9 kg/8.6 lb
Cutting Wheel Diameter 230 mm/9"
Maximum Cutting Depth 70 mm/2 ¾"
AP 180 Battery Running Time 15 mins

MSRP is $529.95*

HLA 85 – Ultra Quiet Hedge Trimmer

Powered by a brushless EC-motor, comes equipped with an adjustable 20" double-sided cutter bar with 115° adjustment that provides an optimum setting for cutting low shrubs, as well as tall hedges. This unit provides variable ergonomic working positions with minimal vibrations, making it easy to operate.

Weight (no cutting wheel and battery) 4.4 kg/9.7 lb
Total Length 129"
Sound Pressure Level 75 dB(A)
AP 180 Battery Running Time 140 mins

MSRP is $499.95*

HTA 85 – Perfect Pole Pruner

The STIHL HTA 85 telescopic pole pruner is perfect for those hard-to-reach jobs. Lightweight and powerful this unit is extremely quiet for work in noise sensitive areas.

Weight (no cutting wheel and battery) 4.8 kg/10.6 lb
Total Length 106"-154"
Bar Size 10"
Sound Pressure Level 76 dB(A)
AP 180 Battery Running Time 40 mins

MSRP is $549.95*

* Battery and charger are sold separately for all three units.

About STIHL Limited
STIHL Limited, headquartered in London, ON, is a subsidiary of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. STIHL is the number one selling brand of handheld outdoor power equipment in Canada. STIHL manufactures a full line of powerful, lightweight and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. STIHL products are only sold through servicing power equipment dealers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. For more information or the name of the closest STIHL Dealer visit the STIHL website at

Gail Kenworthy, STIHL Limited – 519.681.3000
Andrew Findlater, SELECT Public Relations – 416.659.1197