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Stihl HLA 56 Long Reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer (AK System)


Stihl HLA 56 Cordless Hedge Trimmer has 2x options to buy –

Machine only

Machine with 1x battery and 1x charger



The Stihl HLA 56 is available from Masseys in Swadlincote. The hedge trimmer is part of the 36v battery domestic range from Stihl. You can use this same battery and charger in all of the Stihl Compact cordless power range. 1x battery and charger – many tools.

Many people ask in store about the run time of the machine:

The Stihl HLA 56 will run for 100 minutes on the AK 20 battery and the battery will charge in 180 minutes with the AL 101 charger.

Run times:

What is the run time of the Stihl HLA 56 with an AK 20 or an AK 30 battery?

Stihl HSA 56 with AK 20 battery – 100 minutes

Stihl HSA 56 with AK 30 battery – 120 minutes

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Don’t forget Masseys have:

  • One of the largest Stihl displays in the country
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Expert help and advice


The Stihl HSA 56 hedge trimmer is a lithium-ion compact cordless hedge trimmer is perfectly designed to trim hedges around the garden. The efficient, teardrop shaped blades, pull and trap small branches between the cutting teeth. Coupled with a powerful motor and lithium-ion technology, the Stihl HSA 56 has very impressive performance. Thanks to the low noise with cordless technology there is no need to wear ear defenders during use. Weighing in at only 3.7kg with the battery, it is the ideal tool for a variety of users. Click to see all of our Stihl hedge trimmers.

If you are looking for a similar hedge trimmer but long reach, why not consider the Stihl HSA 56 Cordless Hedge Trimmer (AK System) long reach hedge trimmer.

The Stihl HLA 56 Cordless Hedge Trimmer is a lightweight and well balanced cordless long reach hedge trimmer in the COMPACT Cordless battery system. It is perfect for cutting taller hedges and shrubs in the garden.

It features double sided blades in a droplet shape to help guide hedge material towards the cutters, and has a 45cm cutter bar with 30mm tooth spacing.

The adjustable head is easy to move to suit the hedge and is designed for cutting at angles ranging from -45 to +90 degrees. It also has a detachable shaft for easy transport. The total length of the HLA 56 is 210cm and while split, it is just 115cm. There is an additional 50cm extension shaft for reaching taller hedges available as an extra for £30. The weight of this tool is exceptionally light at just 3.8kg, excluding the battery. Wall bracket is included. You can see all of our long reach hedge trimmers in store.

There is a 50cm extension pole that can be purchased separately.

Click to see all of our Stihl hedge trimmers.

Standard features

  • High cutting performance
    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
    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
    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.

  • Split shaft
    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.

  • Loop handle
    Loop handle

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

  • Tip protection
    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
    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.


Stihl HLA 56 Long Reach Cordless Hedge TrimmerStihl HLA 56 Technical specifications

Weight 1) 3,8 kg
Blade length 45 cm
Rated voltage 36 V
Max. cutting thickness 23 mm
Tooth spacing 30 mm

1) With blade, with handle, without protection, without battery


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Masseys are a large DIY store based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. We carry a huge range of Stihl products which are on display in our store and the stock in our warehouse ready to take away with you! We have a coffee shop in store whilst you peruse our range of Stihlr. Great range of Stihl accessories in store – everything you could need for your new Stihl.

Additional information

Which battery...

Machine only, Machine with 1x AK 20 battery and 1x AL 101 charger


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