At a press conference at GIE+EXPO Wednesday, STIHL introduced several new products.
The KMA 130 R KombiMotor is a combo tool that has the ability to trim, prune, edge, clean and cultivate with 13 optional attachments without gas or exhaust emissions. The external battery source shifts the battery weight to the user’s back or hips for comfort with all attachments options.
- Straight, solid steel drive shaft with a lifetime limited warranty.
- Multi-function control handle can be adjusted with one hand.
- Ergonomic rubberized loop handle for efficiency and comfort.
- Toolless quick-release coupling system to switch between Kombi attachments.
- Water-resistant design.
- Vertical hanging slot for storage.
Bjorn Fischer, president of STIHL, said the company has seen an increase in demand for more battery and electric equipment and productivity has fueled the company to offer gas, battery, electric and
STIHL BR 800 C-E Magnum and STIHL BR 800 X Magnum backpack blowers were designed for professional landscapers tackling large properties and heavy debris. Both BR 800 backpack blowers offer 20 percent more power than the STIHL BR 700 backpack blowers.
More new products include the HSA 94R and HSA 94 T string hedge trimmers. The trimmers feature 24-inch dual-ground blades with a rotating multi-function control handle. The motor automatically reverses direction if the blades get struck with debris.
A first for STIHL, the company now produces a top-handle chainsaw. The MSA 161 T has a rubberized handle for better gripping and a built-in retractable carrying ring. The chain tensioner can be accessed on the side of the chainsaw for easy adjustments.
Two models of STIHL’s robotic mower can be controlled by a smartphone. The RMI 422 PC-L and STIHL RMI 632 PC-L feature LTE technology.
“It’s convenient for our customers to install these on properties, that way they can spend more time tending to something else like trimming,” Fischer said.
The new MS 462 C-M and MS 462 R C-M chainsaws were engineered to be more powerful while weighing less. The chainsaws feature an anti-vibration system to reduce operator fatigue. The slim sprocket cover reduces weight and wood chip clogging, decreasing downtime spent removing wood chips from the cover.
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