HTA 85


HTA 85 10" bar w/o battery & charger

HTA 85 12" bar w/o battery & charger

A 12’ telescopic pole pruner, powered by 36-volt Lithium-Ion battery technology. Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Recommended Battery (sold separately): AP 300 - up to 50 min. Homeowners and tree care professionals now have a quiet, zero-exhaust emission, low vibration option for trimming overhead branches. The STIHL HTA 85 Lithium-Ion battery pole pruner offers lightweight, balanced cutting thanks to its brushless, commercial-grade, high-torque electric motor. Part of the STIHL battery-powered line, the ...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
HTA 85 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs.)
OVERALL LENGTH 8.2" to 12.1"
OILOMATIC® Chain/Guide Bar Size 1/4" STIHL PICCO™, 10" or 12" (25 or 30 cm) Bar
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300) Up to 50 minutes
POWER SOURCE Battery
BATTERY SERIES AP Series
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on the gear head design. Guide bar, saw chain and scabbard must be purchased separately. Batteries and chargers must be purchased separately.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Soft grip handle
    The soft grip handle provides added comfort.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Telescoping Pole
    With an adjustable shaft, telescoping pole pruners can cut branches up to 16 feet above ground.
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    Retaining Latch
    All STIHL Battery powered products feature a retaining latch that is designed to prevent the unit from unintentional starts when the battery is inserted.

Standard Features
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    Common Features for Pole Pruners
    View the features common to many STIHL pole pruners.

Important Information
WARNING! Risk of Electrocution: These tools are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects, do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.
Danger! Risk of Electrocution Pole pruners are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with these tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying a live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a safety helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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    Bar and Chain Oil
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    5605 007 1029

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    AP 300 Lithium-Ion Battery
    The AP 300 Lithium-Ion battery is the most powerful handheld battery in the STIHL line – 28% more power than the AP 180, while remaining the same weight (3.8 lbs.). And all STIHL batteries are based on 36-volt Lithium-Ion technology, hitting the “sweet spot” of power and run time. They are also engineered to last, keeping 80% of their battery capacity after 500 charges. The AP 300 even features specialized voltage monitors and temperature sensors to help ensure optimal operation and a long service life. Have questions? Contact us today and we’ll help you find the right battery equipment for your needs.

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HTA 85 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw has alot of power This saw has more power than my gas pole saw.batteries last about an hour of constant use..pole has a new design and it is more rugged..chain is small but spins and cuts fast..great product
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful for a battery powered device The battery on the HTA 85 lasts longer than I do on a tree trimming project. The 12" bar allows for cutting large limbs. Much of my trimming is with the pole at maximum extension, and it is a bit unwieldy being so long. But trim it does! Small branches or larger limbs are cut quickly.The motor is quiet enough that ear muffs are not required. Just push the trigger and the chain starts. Release the trigger and the motor stops. The unit is easy to clean, as there is only one nut to loosen to remove the cover or adjust chain tension.All in all, I'm impressed with this pole saw, plenty of power, easy to use, and the construction seems rugged.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product works better than the gas model I replaced. I have a hard time believing that some of the people writing reviews are using the same product that I am. Maybe they just have not used power equipment before. My HTA 85 is an absolute workhorse. I have 15 acres that I mow and brush hog. I have trimmed low hanging limbs all over my property. I have trimmed limbs back from my RV port. I have trimmed trees out of a bucket around my house and shop. Performs flawlessly. Sure, fully extended it can be a handful. That is not the brand but simple physics. Do I use this constantly? No. But in over one year of ownership I have only charged the battery once. I am a walking advertisement for this product.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broke after two weeks of light use I own numerous Gas Stihl products and was told at the store that this is as good a quality as the gas units. I wanted less noise so I was ready to sell my gas pole saw. Bad move on my part. It cuts almost as well is super quite and no gas oil mixing thats the good. The bad it weighs almost as much as the gas saw but i was cutting a branch about two to three inchs thick on my farm and it fell funny and snapped the extended part of the pole in half. Never before with my gas saw did this happen even when branches and limbs fell on. The pole extensions seems like it is made of very thin aluminum that will not hold up to heavy use. If this is for a backyard homeowner great but anything more Dont Buy
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good quality but HEAVY. This is my first STIHL electric tool. I have some problems with the design of the auto chain oiler- it plugs every time I use it, for the price of this unit this is unacceptable. I don't want to buy a new bar or chain due to lack of lubrication and I feel without paying special attention (extra maintenance) to clearing lube slots in bar & from pump, that's exactly what can happen .The unit is awkward (heavy) when extended I wanted to use a carrying system to help support the weight but the unit does not come with the clamp to attach the support to and it, the clamp. has been on back order for 2 months now.The saw has a good reach but when extended trying to see were the bar is (location) to start cut is very difficult. I think it will cut any size branch that I deem necessary with no problem.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home run product for me I have several Stihl battery products (pole saw, blower, hedge trimmer), all of which are great except the line trimmer (weed wacker). The line trimmer's head is poorly designed and leads to a lot of frustration. All of the products in this line have plenty of power and the battery lasts long enough. If you have more work to do than required for a normal subdivision lot, I would recommend getting a second battery and the upgraded charger. This saw is great because you never have to fight with the pull rope to get it started. Better yet, you never avoid stopping to clear debris because you don't want to start the engine again. Starting and stopping is just a push of a button and a trigger pull. Great chain speed on this device, cuts really well for its size, but because the chain and the teeth are smaller, you do have to sharpen and/or replace the chains more often. Is really good for clearing brush because you stand away from anything that will stick or cut you.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Saw I've ever purchased!! I'm not one to do reviews, but felt the need to spread the word. Battery life is great, cuts like butter!!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, quiet Polesaw. This saw was hard to get because nobody in the area could get them. After a few months, I found one, and snapped it up. I already had the HLA-65 hedge trimmer, and was sold on the Stihl battery products. My initial thought was that the saw was heavier than I expected, especially when it was extended to full length. That said, it is still a couple of pounds lighter than my low end gas pole saw. Once I got to actually use the saw on some trees, I was blown away by how well it cut. I was only trimming branches about 2 inches diameter about 15 feet off of the ground. This saw cut through them so easy it was a surprise. The branches were falling to the ground about a second after I put the saw to them.After about 5 minutes of use, I had a large pile of branches and limbs on the ground to dispose of. I thought I might use the pole saw to cut them shorter while they were on the ground, but that was difficult due to the weight being extended at the end of the pole. I may get the battery chainsaw some day to replace my Stihl Farmboss chainsaw. The battery equipment seems like the way to go for me.
Date published: 2017-07-24
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