Direct product selection: Hedge trimmers

HS 87 R

HS 87 R petrol-driven hedge trimmer: for large-volume pruning


The powerful STIHL HS 87 R petrol-driven hedge trimmer is ideal for pruning. The transmission, which is specially designed for high torque, results in high forces with low blade speeds. Professionals in horticulture and landscaping as well as local authorities benefit from this. The blade geometry and large tooth spacing as well as the gear ratio generate a high cutting force, even for thicker branches. With low speeds of 3,100 strokes per minute, the HS 87 R hedge trimmer deliver a high cutting power. This means that you can carry out precise pruning when maintaining bushes and shrubs, as well as when trimming hedges, thanks to the double-sided cutting blades.

High cutting performance is achieved with the powerful STIHL 2-MIX engine and single-sided cutting blades. The two-handed operation with control handle and handle enables you to work safely with the hedge trimmer. This means that you can have the STIHL HS 87 R in an ergonomically favourable position for every horizontal and vertical cut. The stop button ensures that the engine is ready to start again immediately after an interruption in work. The STIHL catcher plate for hedge trimmers catches cuttings directly on the blade of your STIHL HS 87 R, making your work easier. The STIHL anti-vibration system absorbs engine vibrations to make longer periods of use as comfortable as possible, protecting muscles and joints.

The STIHL HS 87 R is equipped with a tool-free fuel cap so that you can top up operating fluids, such as petrol or oil, as quickly as possible.

The STIHL HS 87 R has a bar length of 75 cm.


Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Technical specifications

HS 87 R

Technical specifications

Technical specifications Value
Displacement 22,7 cm³
Power output 0,7 kW
Weight 1) 5,5 kg
Sound pressure level 2) 96 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 106 dB(A)
Vibration levels left/right 3) 2,3/2,4 m/s²
Total length 124 cm
Tooth spacing 38 mm
Cutting length 75 cm

1) Without fuel, complete
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) (K) factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EC = 2m/s²

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.


HS 87 R

Standard equipment

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    Anti-vibration system

    Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

  • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

    The STIHL 2-mix engine specially designed for the new generation of hedge trimmer combines low consumption and emissions ​​with low weight and excellent acceleration. There are also always sufficient power reserves for cutting thicker shrubs.


    RELIABLE STARTING. The electronic ignition system ensures reliable starting and trouble-free engine running. The high ignition voltage of the fully enclosed ignition system ensures a stable ignition spark and a long spark burn time. This also improves fuel combustion and reduces exhaust emissions.

  • Single-sided blades Zoom
    Single-sided blades

    STIHL hedge trimmers with single-sided blades are ideal for cutting between waist and chest height hedges.


    FOR FEWER STARTING STROKES. The manual fuel pump reduces the number of strokes required to start the power tool, making the start-up process quicker and easier This is particularly helpful after longer breaks in operation. To use it, actuate the pump several times before starting. This will ensure that there is enough petrol in the carburettor when starting.


    FOR LARGE-VOLUME PRUNING. If you want to cut back thick hedges and shrubs at large scale, a hedge trimmer with pruning version allows you to carry out this work more quickly and easily. R-version blades are equipped with large blade spacing and increased blade height. The gear ratio ensures a very high cutting force.


    QUICK AND EASY TO USE. With tool-free fuel cap, you can open and close oil and fuel tanks in just a few simple steps, thanks to a bayonet closure.

  • Long-life air filter system Zoom
    Long-life air filter system

    Ensures longer cleaning intervals and better protection of the engine.

  • Suspension lug in handle Zoom
    Suspension lug in handle


  • Single lever operation Zoom
    Single lever operation

    The choke, start gas, operating position and stop function are integrated onto one operating element. Stop button with a single lever operation After pressing the stop button, the shaft jumps back to position I. The hedge trimmer is ready to start again immediately, thus preventing an incorrect operation. (similar to illustration)

  • Double-sided cutting blade Zoom
    Double-sided cutting blade

    The cutting blade is sharpened on both sides. The sophisticated blade geometry makes for a job well done.

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.


HS 87 R


    • Blade position adjustment kit Zoom
      Blade position adjustment kit

      Kit for adjusting the position of the blades after wear and tear.


    • 75 cm / 30" - Suitable for the HS 81 R, HS 86 R

    • Blade tip protection for HS 86 R/T Zoom
      Blade tip protection for HS 86 R/T

      The leadership protection protects the point of the hedge-trimmer knives against wear at work with ground contact.


    • Guide guard HS 86 R

    • STIHL Smart Connector Zoom
      STIHL Smart Connector

      The STIHL Smart Connector forms the basis for using all STIHL connected functions. These functions can be used via both the STIHL connected App and the STIHL connect Portal. Once correctly attached to a STIHL power tool or another manufacturer’s power tool, the STIHL Smart Connector records operational hours while the machine is running, stores them and transmits them to your smartphone via Bluetooth as soon as it is within range. The data received in the STIHL connected App is transferred to the STIHL Cloud when there is an internet connection. The data is stored there in compliance with data protection regulations. The STIHL connected App and STIHL connected Portal allow you to access your power tool data at any time. STIHL connected opens up new avenues for professional users to obtain a convenient and transparent overview of their own power tool fleet. At the same time, STIHL connected provides information including operational hours, power tool status including reminders of overdue maintenance, the last known location, and whether or not the power tools are currently nearby. For professional users, this means improved digital fleet management, more efficient processes within companies, and even closer contact with STIHL dealers. Private users can also use the system to keep an eye on their power tools and carry out maintenance at the right time.

    Technical specifications Value
    Dimensions (l x b x h) 53 x 42 x 14 mm
    Signal range ca. 10 m
    Running time per battery charge ca. 1 Year
    Connectivity BLE 4,2
    Battery 3V CR 2.032
    Weight 20 g


Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.


Owners manuals and safety brochures

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