HT 131 - $669.95 DSRP


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The ultimate telescoping pole pruner, built with the same features as the HT 101, but with a larger displacement engine.

Need to cut a little higher? Quickly and easily get to those hard to reach branches with the adjustable shaft HT 131 STIHL telescoping pole pruner. With more power than the
HT 101, this low-emission tool combines efficient long-reach capabilities with compact storage ability.
Note: The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on the gear head design.

Print Spec Sheets
HT 131 Specifications
SHAFT LENGTH 2.31 m (7'6") telescoping to 3.54 m (11'6")
GUIDE BAR LENGTH 30.5 cm (12 in.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
WEIGHT (with cutting attachment) 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs.)
DISPLACEMENT 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
FUEL CAPACITY 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 3/8" PMM3, 12" Bar and Chain
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Telescoping Pole
    With an adjustable shaft, telescoping pole pruners can cut branches up to 16 feet above ground.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    At the press of a button , this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Pole Pruners
    View the features common to many STIHL pole pruners.

Important Information
WARNING! Risk of Electrocution: These tools are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects, do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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    High Performance 2-Cycle Engine Oil
    This STIHL High Performance oil is a quality 2-cycle engine oil developed for all STIHL products and especially suitable for professional chainsaws.

    •2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix

    •5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix

    •6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix

    •12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix

    STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.

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    Bar and Chain Oil
    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

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    No-Spill® Fuel Containers
    The latest advance in gasoline can technology is here with No-Spill® fuel containers. Featuring a special treated body for low permeation, thumb-button flow controls for easier pouring, and a wide and stable base design to reduce upsets, No-Spill® fuel containers help ensure that the gasoline goes into your tank, not on the ground or into the air. Fill even smaller-sized tanks without spilling – flow stops automatically when the tank becomes full. With 1¼-gallon, 2 ½-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs. Ask your local STIHL Dealer about No-Spill® fuel containers. Don’t settle for anything less.

    Meets California Air Resources Board Phase II requirements for sale or use in California. No-Spill® gasoline cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-852-99 standard specification for portable gasoline containers for consumer use and our diesel and kerosene cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-976-02 standard specification for portable kerosene and diesel containers for consumer use.

For Your Safety
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    High Performance PRO Gloves
    Elastic slip-on cuffs. Padded palm and knuckle guards. Reinforced PVC grip overlays. Sizes: M, L, XL
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    Black Work Glasses

    The STIHL Black Work Glasses feature a scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens and flexible, ventilated, straight-back temples. They block out 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and offer a sleek style that looks great in any work environment. They’re also comfortable and feature rubber-tipped temples to help keep them in place while the head is in motion. Check out these and other stylish protective eyewear at our Dealership. Shown with Black Frame / Gray Lens. Available lens colors: Blue Mirror, Gray, Silver Mirror.


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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 39reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by WORTH THE MONEY I know not everyone has enough trees to consider a purchase of this product. But if you do, trust someone with 22 years of experience with yard care. I just purchased this product, trimmed a tree like a joke. Took 10xs longer to move the brush to the truck. Wish I would've got 1 years ago, would've made my work easier and gave me abilities to reach out, and pick up jobs I have had to turn down in the past. I borrowed a cheap off brand from a co-worker, and I decided I wanted a pole pruner, but I was ready for for a Stihl. I also have Stihl trimmer, blower, chainsaw, & tiller. July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super easy to use and very sharp. Saves me lots of time by not needing a ladder. Very efficient. June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The product is awesome ! I purchased the pruner to clear the back yard of our new house of all the dead trees and broken branches and to clear the underside of the remaining trees. This pruner has enough reach to clear from grade to over 16 feet above grade. It rips through all of the dead trees like butter and makes the task so much easier. It takes some time to get used to the weight distribution, highly recommend the use of the shoulder harness. The weight balance is good as I have used it for periods of an hour or so without a break and the my arms still had strength left in them to clear the cuttings from the ground. For the homeowner who has trees, I would highly recommend this tool. May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dependable starting and cuts very well Have used 10 hours plus on trees damaged by tornados in Rio Vista Tx and 8 hours plus tree trimming for City of McKinney Tx community clean up and it cuts well and strong May 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This model has excellent power Very happy with the performance and power a great piece of equipment ! April 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love the saw but have some issues For cutting, I love this saw; haven't found one that cuts better. The only problem I've had with it is the boom keeps coming un attached from the shaft (it literally pulls out); it's happened 4 times in the 3 years I've owned it. Not an easy fix. Usually requires a trip to the shop. April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best "chainsaw on a stick" that I have ever owned or used. We try to maintain over 200 oak trees on our place. Over the past 10 years or so, I have gone through several "cheap" pruners and chainsaws. We were spending as much time working on the tools as we were working with them. The HT 131 is heavy as compared to the others, but it is a lot more heavy duty and does not require near the maintenance. We are very satisfied with the tool and recommend it to anyone who wants a tool that will work with you and get the job done. April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by worth the price "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." This quote sums up this saw perfectlyTo trim tree branches around our farm, our family has always used Stihl chainsaws while standing in a tractor bucket. After reading the reviews for the 131 pole saw and talking to our local dealer, we decided to give one a try. This has been an excellent decision. I can trim a large tree in a 1/4 of the time as using a tractor and chainsaw. The saw makes quick work of limbs of any size. I have cut limbs up to 18" in diameter. I have learned that on large limbs that are 10" diameter or more that if you make a small cut on the bottom of the limb that it does not pinch or bind as bad. The only down side to the 131 is the weight of the saw. It tends to become cumbersome after 2-3 trees. I also found that if you go to smaller dealers you tend to get better pricing on Stihl. March 14, 2015
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