The HS 87 R features a single-sided 30-inch blade, faster blade speed and increased engine torque (as compared to previous models), resulting in greater cutting effectiveness and efficiency. It is great for pruning and rejuvenating overgrown shrubs, while its lightweight design is well balanced for easy maneuverability. The "R" indicates a cutting blade designed for thinning, rejuvenation and pruning of thick shrubs and hedges. Its new, low-emission engine uses 20% less fuel than previous models, reducing fuel costs and improving the bottom line. And its low-vibration technology make extended use more comfortable.