Stihl HLA 56 Long-reach hedge trimmer with 135° adjustable cutting head

HLA 56 Options

Stihls latest addition to its popular AK range of battery powered tools. Lightweight cordless long-reach hedge trimmer for cutting taller hedges and shrubs in your garden. Double-sided blades in a droplet shape to help guide hedge material towards the cutters, adjustable head for cutting at angles ranging from -45° to +90°, detachable shaft for easy transport. Carrying length: 115 cm.  

Recommended Battery  AK20  - Charger  AL 101   Please select if required 

Split shaft

The shaft of the HLA 56 is easily seperable thanks to the clamp with toggle screw. The tool can therefore be easily transported and stored

Wall mounted storage bracket

Thanks to the wall bracket, the individual shaft components can be stored off the ground helping to save space in your shed or garage.

Simple head angle adjustment

With the help of the large angle adjustment button, the blade angle can be easily adjusted without tools from -45 ° to + 90 ° for cutting the the top of the hedge and sides.

High cutting performance

The cutting teeth are droplet shaped with a large tooth spacing and integrated cut protection to ensure high cutting performance. 

Simple operation

The HLA 56 has a locking lever (orange front), ERGO lever (black) and main trigger lever (orange below). The locking lever is self-resetting and prevents unintentional switching on of the device. When the ERGO lever and shift lever are pressed, you can work continuously with ease.


Weight kg 1) 3.8
Vibration value, right m/s2 2) 1.5
Vibration value, left m/s2 2) 1.5
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 88
Working time with AK 10 min 4) 0
Run time with AK 20 battery min 5) 0
Blade length cm 45
Recommended battery AK 20
Total length cm 210
cutting capacity mm 16
Stroke rate rpm 2.800
Tooth spacing mm 30
Battery working time with AK 10 min 6) 0-50
Working time with AK 20 min 6) 0-100
Battery working time with AK 30 min 6) 0-120
Cordless technology AK System