Get tooled up with STIHL at the Executive Hire Show

STIHL will be attending next year’s Executive Hire Show (7th 8th February 2018 Ricoh Arena Coventry) with what the company describes as ‘impressive’ new cordless tools, including its expanded Pro Cordless range, as the popularity of the technology continues to grow in the plant hire industry.


The introduction of a new AR 1000 Lithium-Ion backpack battery will be welcome news to professionals who need to use STIHL’s cordless products for an extended period of time – the new battery weighs only 5.5kg and has a slim ergonomic design making it more comfortable over longer periods of use.


The AR 1000 also comes with a detachable rain cover, a harness with a waist and chest strap and a USB port to allow users to charge devices such as mobile phones. These features all come as standard with the Recommended Retail Price of £630 including VAT.


When used in conjunction with the AL 500 charger, the AR 1000 backpack battery can be charged in as little as two hours to minimise downtime. The AR 1000 combines perfectly with the other new tools in STIHL’s Lithium-Ion PRO Cordless product range to offer professionals the durability and longevity needed to handle the toughest jobs.


STIHL will also be showcasing the FSA 130 and 130 R brushcutters, which are, according to STIHL, at the cutting edge of cordless trimmer technology. These powerful but lightweight brushcutters are specifically designed for working on large areas of thick grass at length. The FSA 130 is a master at clearing large patches of grass and scrub quickly and efficiently thanks to the bike handle, whilst the FSA 130 R features a loop handle that makes it perfect for use in tight spaces.


The FSA 130 range has been designed from the ground up to be as effective as STIHL’s professional petrol tools. They are capable of tackling much longer or thicker grass at full power than STIHL’s PRO Cordless predecessors and can run for up to 380 minutes using the new AR 1000 battery. They also feature the latest version of STIHL’s power select system to quickly adjust the blade speed with the flick of a trigger, so you don’t waste battery power when you don’t need to.


In addition to backpack batteries and brushcutters, STIHL’s range of professional hedge trimmers will also be exhibited. The HSA 94 R and HSA 94 T offer users extremely high-performance and robust cordless hedge trimmers with a variable blade speed, rotating handle and light weight when combined with STIHL’s range of AR backpack batteries.
With a low weight of just 3.7kg for the T version and 4.1kg for the R version, both models boast double-sided cutting blades and a bar length of 60 or 75cm, as well as sophisticated blade geometry that allows the operator to undertake a variety of heavy pruning or trimming tasks with ease. The HSA 94 R has a lower blade speed for cutting thicker growth and managing tougher hedges, while the HSA 94 T has a faster blade speed more suited to trimming ornamental hedges neatly and efficiently to leave a fine finish.
The new STIHL AR 1000 backpack battery is ideal for use in conjunction with the powerful HSA 94 R and T hedge trimmers, affording them an impressive runtime of up to 380 minutes on a single charge.
The latest PRO Cordless blower, the BGA 100, will also be on display. Perfect for use in noise sensitive areas, the hand-held blower is extremely light and quiet, and comes with three power stages plus a boost mode, for tackling the most difficult tasks.


All of these tools and more will be on display on the STIHL stand at the Executive Hire Show 2018 with STIHL experts on hand to answer questions about the new technology.