Stihl is targeting landscapers with its new KM 94 R KombiMotor, which weighs in at only 8.8 pounds but, according to the company, delivers plenty of power through its 24-cc, two-stroke engine. The multitasking tool works with all 14 attachments in the Stihl KombiSystem line, which includes implements designed for cutting, trimming, clearing and more.
With only one engine and battery to maintain, users will save on service costs, says Marv Mathwig, Stihl product manager, power tools. “Having one tool like this streamlines a landscaper’s entire operation,”
Mathwig says, “and it’s the lightest weight Stihl KombiMotor, which helps to reduce fatigue during long days on the job.”
The company also says the KM 94 R’s “ecospeed” throttle, which enables the user to adjust the machine’s throttle speed on the fly, is perfect for trimming against surfaces such as glass and next to plants. The machine is comfortable to operate and easy to store, according to Stihl, thanks to its ergonomic loop handle and slim design.
And speaking of the KombiSystem, Stihl has introduced the newest addition to that line: the HTA 65 fixed-length pole pruner. “It’s cordless, there’s no motor or filter maintenance, and it starts with the squeeze of a trigger,” says Kent Hall, senior product manager for Stihl. Users won’t have to worry about losing any power when cutting into limbs, either. Each battery runs at full power until it’s depleted – up to 40 minutes with the AP 180 battery.