STIHL unveils new battery-powered equipment


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The STIHL FCA 135 curved shaft edger and FCA 140 straight shaft edger are built for extended use in noise-sensitive environments. With the high blade speed of the FCA 135 and the high torque of the FCA 140, these edgers offer commercial-grade power and durability. The FCA 135 offers maneuverability ideal for flower beds or well-maintained edges while the FCA 140 is built for uncut edges or packed soil.

These edgers feature durable construction with weather-resistant designs. Made in America with a brushless motor and the same shaft and gearbox as the gasoline models; you can count on the FCA 135 and FCA 140 to perform with the same high power and dependability of professional gas-powered products. With their robust design and variable-speed trigger, these edgers are perfect for putting the finishing touches on a job well done.

“Whether you choose the FCA 135 curved shaft or the FCA 140 straight shaft, these edgers are sure to be a welcome addition to your professional fleet of STIHL products.” said Mike Poluka, STIHL Inc. product manager. “Equipped with an onboard battery slot and a range of product features, you’ll have everything needed to cut through packed soil or simply maintain existing flower beds.”

Additional features of the FCA 135 and FCA 140 include:

Adjustable depth wheel allows the user to easily adjust the wheel to the desired cutting depth for creating precision cuts.“Open” deflector design helps minimize clogging, allowing for more efficient cutting.Line of sight” marking helps guide the user during use, helping to create a cleaner, more precise cut.Onboard metal air filter to protect motor and electronics from large debris.

 

Part of the new STIHL 135 professional battery platform, the FSA 135 and FSA 135 R battery-powered trimmers are also assembled in America. The trimmers feature an on-board battery slot that can support both an on-board battery or a backpack battery for even longer run times. Paired with a brushless motor and the same drive and cutting components used in proven STIHL professional gas trimmers, these units deliver professional cutting performance comparable to STIHL gas units with zero exhaust emissions and low noise.  These trimmers are versatile for different cutting applications, including trimming, cutting and weed clearing.

“With three performance settings, the STIHL FSA 135 trimmers give users maximum versatility and run times,” Poluka said. “Additionally, their quiet operation gives professionals the flexibility to extend working hours during early mornings and evenings.”

The STIHL FSA 135 trimmers include the following additional features:

Certified as Zero Emission Equipment (ZEE) meets the strict requirements set forth by California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicating professional battery power and environmental responsibility.EasySpool™ feature allows users to easily respool trimmer line without having to disassemble the trimmer head.Rubberized grips provide users with the comfort and control to help minimize fatigue.Onboard air filter designed to keep the motor cool and protect the motor and electronics from debris.Weather-resistant design gives users the advantage of a powerful tool with a sturdy construction.Available in bike handle and loop handle (R).

As part of the 135 platform, the STIHL HLA 135, STIHL HLA 135 K (0°) and STIHL HLA 135 K (145°) extended reach hedge trimmers let professionals enjoy the clean, quiet benefits of battery-powered equipment without compromising performance. Made in America and built using the same shaft, gearbox and blades as the gasoline-powered HL 94, these trimmers combine a weather-resistant design with Battery Power. For professionals seeking optimal control and uncompromising performance in a battery-powered tool, the HLA 135 is equipped with a long shaft and a 145° adjustable blade, the HLA 135 K (145°) features a short shaft and delivers with 12 cutting positions to maximize adaptability, and the HLA 135 K (0°) is equipped with a short shaft and 0° fixed blade for precision trimming. All three models feature a variable-speed trigger with three performance levels, optimizing performance and run times.

The STIHL HLA 135 extended reach hedge trimmers include the following features:

Certified Zero Emission Equipment (ZEE) meets the strict requirements set forth by California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicating professional battery power and environmental responsibility.Rubberized grips provide users with the comfort and control to help minimize fatigue.Onboard air filter designed to keep the motor cool and protect the motor and electronics from debris.Weather-resistant design gives users a tool tough enough to get the job done.Double-sided cutting blades allows users to cut in both directions.A blade scabbard helps protect the cutting blade during storage and transport.Laser-cut diamond-ground blades feature hardened cutting edges that remain sharp for a long period of time.

With its high-performance design, the made in America STIHL HTA 135 pole pruner trims overhead branches with the same commercial-grade power and durability of its gas-powered counterparts. It also provides users with quiet performance and zero exhaust emissions. Featuring a similar durable and field-proven magnesium gearbox as the gas-powered STIHL HT 131 and the same shaft as the STIHL HT 135, the HTA 135 delivers the cutting performance you have come to expect from STIHL. The balanced design and ability to extend up to 13 feet quickly and easily helps minimize operator fatigue. With a host of professional features, such as brushless motor, translucent bar and chain oil tank, the included foot mount and variable-speed trigger, the HTA 135 is ideal for landscape professionals.

The STIHL HTA 135 pole pruner includes the following additional features:

The HTA 135 features a 10” guide bar with a 3/8” STIHL PICCO™ saw chain for efficient and effective cutting performance.A durable metal air filter that allows for cool, clean air to be circulated around the motor and electronics.A foot mount provides added stability for resting the machine on the ground while also protecting the motor housing.Easy access to all controls on one comfortable multi-function control handle making it easier to complete tasks. The operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.A retaining latch designed to prevent the unit from unintentional starts when the battery is inserted.

The battery-powered STIHL KMA 135 R KombiMotor delivers professional performance on par with gas-powered products with reduced noise and zero exhaust emissions. With 14 attachments, the KMA 135 R provides users the ability to tackle a range of landscaping jobs without loading the trailer with a pile of tools. The on-board battery slot can support both an on-board battery or a backpack battery for even longer run times. Its quiet operation provides flexibility and extended working hours during early mornings and evenings, and it is durably constructed with a weather-resistant design.

“Assembled in America, the battery-powered STIHL KMA 135 R KombiMotor is part of the new STIHL 135 Battery Platform,” Poluka said. “The KMA 135 R provides professional users legendary STIHL quality and performance in a commercial-grade battery package and is compatible with the same attachments available for the gas-powered KombiSystem.”

The STIHL KMA 135 R KombiMotor includes the following additional features:

Certified as Zero Emission Equipment (ZEE) meets the strict requirements set forth by California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicating professional battery power and environmental responsibility.Equipped with a comfortable rubberized control handle designed with optimized geometry providing professionals with the control and comfort needed to increase precision and productivity.Onboard air filter designed to keep the motor cool and protect the motor and electronics from debris.

To learn more about STIHL products, visit www.STIHLusa.com.

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Kirk Walker