Stihl HLA 56 battery long reach hedgecutter (18″ cut)

RRP: £187.50£374.17 ex VAT

£169.15£330.00 ex VAT



The Stihl HLA 56 is a lightweight and well balanced 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. Total length: 210 cm.

With a detachable shaft for easy transport and a bracket included for neat storage, the HLA 56 is a great tool to add to your collection.

The HLA 56 is part of the AK System of tools, which includes grass trimmers, hedge trimmer, chainsaws and lawnmowers and uses interchangeable batteries that can be swapped between tools in the range.

Battery System:

  • AK System

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.

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 top of the hedge and sides.

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

Loop handle
The comfortable all-round handle ensures great freedom of movement and easy handling, even in more confined spaces.

Tip protection
The tip protector allows you to cut closer to the ground or along walls and helps protect the blades from damage.

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.

Product specification

Item Length


Noise Levels

87dB(A), 94dB(A)


Kit (with battery & charger), Kit 2 (with AK 10 battery & charger), Kit 3 (with 2 x AK10 batteries & charger), PROMO KIT (with 2 x batteries & 1 x charger), Shell only (no battery & charger)

Blade Length

18" / 45cm


Weight (Excluding battery)


Tooth Gap


Blade Stroke Rate


Run Time with AK 30 battery

Up to 120 mins

Run Time with AK 20 battery

Up to 100 mins

Blade Type

Double Sided

Run Time with AK 10 battery

Up to 50 mins, 50 mins

Domestic Warranty

2 Years

Vibration Levels

1.5 / 1.5m/s² (left / right), 1.5 / 1.5m/s² (left / right), 1.5 / 1.5m/s² (left / right), 1.5 / 1.5m/s² (left / right)

Rated Voltage


Power type


Power Type2