With the end of financial year just around the corner, there are only a few weeks left for eligible businesses and professionals to take advantage of a potential small business tax break. The STIHL range boasts a large number of professional grade outdoor power tools to help commercial users complete their work safely and efficiently, and, with more and more users making the switch and reaping the benefits of battery powered tools, we’ve got two great promotions on offer ahead of tax time.
Voted number one for quality, and Australia’s most trusted brand of garden power tools once again in 2020, STIHL tools are reliable, durable, and there to help you get jobs of all shapes and sizes done with impressive ease.
Here are our top picks for arborists, landscapers and builders this year.
The MSA 161 T battery powered arborist chainsaw is an evolution of the MSA 160 T. Featuring a more powerful motor and higher chain speed for quicker working and higher cutting performance, it also features a new trigger mechanism for safer working.
This lightweight top-handle saw boasts a 40% higher chain speed than the MSA 160 T, and a 15% increase in motor power, making the MSA 161 T ideal for removing deadwood, crown maintenance and light reductions. Designed with comfort, safety and easy handling in mind, the MSA 161 T has a very precise cutting behaviour from the ¼“ P chain, which gives a clean, efficient and smooth cut.
Whilst the number of cuts and run time will be the same as the MSA 160 T using STIHL’s existing range of AP batteries, the new MSA 161 T is capable of performing these cuts much faster, allowing users to be more efficient in their work. For a limited time, get up to $50 off your second battery with any AP battery system kit.
The MSA 220 C-B has been incredibly popular since its launch in late 2019, impressing users with both power and endurance. With its high chain speed, it is now the most powerful battery chainsaw in the range, and guarantees a consistently high cutting performance regardless of the battery’s charge level. This chainsaw is the first to join the ranks of petrol chainsaws when it comes to power and performance, and is more than capable of felling and limbing in a diverse range of environments. The MSA 220 C-B is available with either a 35cm/14″ or 40cm/16″ cutting bar.
PRICE 35cm/14″: $589 excluding battery and charger
PRICE 40cm/16″: $599 excluding battery and charger
The TSA 230 is STIHL’s lightweight, maneuverable, and surprisingly powerful battery cut-off machine. STIHL has combined its vast experience of cut-off saws with its enduring lithium-ion battery technology to power the TSA 230, and with no fuel or emissions, its perfectly suited for use indoors and in enclosed spaces. Cutting neatly and swiftly up to 70mm deep, the choice of STIHL abrasive or diamond wheel options gives the TSA 230 the capacity to cut steel and metal pipes, through to concrete, bricks and roof tiles.
PRICE: $799 excluding battery and charger. Supplied with abrasive wheel as standard.
The SE 133 M-E wet and dry vacuum is the perfect worksite companion. It‘s a certified class M wet and dry vacuum (in accordance with EU norm EN 60335-2-69), which means it fulfils the requirements of dust extraction class M for dusts with limit values > 0.1 mg/m³. The air speed is measured during the suction process, and if this falls below 20 m/s, the device indicates this using a light signal and then repeating an acoustic signal. The SE 133 M-E features automatic filter cleaning without loss of suction power, automatic volume flow monitoring and infinitely variable speed control, the SE 133 M-E will clear dust and debris with power and ease allowing you to spend more time working and less time cleaning.
The BR 800 C-E claimed the title as the biggest and baddest blower in the STIHL range upon release in 2019, with professionals champing at the bit to get their hands on it. With a max airspeed of 385 km/h, the performance of the BR 800 C-E backpack blower is unrivalled with an excellent power to weight ratio and leading fuel efficiency, which sets it apart from the competition.
The 4-MIX engine is also highly efficient. With the 2-litre fuel tank and an average consumption of 1.47 litres per hour, the BR 800 C-E is capable of up to 1 hour 20 minutes of leaf clearance per tank, allowing professionals to spend more time working, and less time refuelling the machine.
The new RMA 765 V is the largest battery mower in the STIHL range and is designed for professionals and use within large noise sensitive properties. This self-propelled powerhouse enables those working in noise sensitive areas, such as schools and parks, to extend their hours of operation and complete their work when and where required without disturbing those around them.
With a 63cm cutting width, robust design and fewer maintenance requirements than a petrol mower, the RMA 765 V allows professionals to reduce their operating costs and work flexibly thanks to it’s low noise and zero emissions during operation. The RMA 765 V is powered by the new AR L batteries, or the existing AP 300 or 300 S when used with an ADA 700 adaptor.
The BGA 86 battery blower is the new and improved version of the popular BGA 85. Offering 50% more blowing power and weighing 400g less, the BGA 86 is also more compact, quieter and easier to manoeuvre than its predecessor. Like all battery tools, this new addition to the range is perfect for professionals and larger properties working varied hours in noise sensitive areas.
For trimming and pruning up to 5 metres, the STIHL HTA 85 battery telescopic pole pruner is incredibly lightweight allowing landowners and professionals to work comfortably for longer periods. Adjusting from 2.7 meters up to 3.9 meters with a quick action, this pole pruner features a 30cm / 12” bar to ensure all challenges can be taken care of. Like all battery tools, this is a perfect choice for professionals wanting more flexibility in their work hours.