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Stihl FS 56 RC-E

Designed with a low-emission engine, the versatile straight shaft FS 56 RC-E STIHL loop handled trimmer is smooth running to help reduce operator fatigue. With a simplified new starting procedure, and featuring a semiautomatic choke that helps prevent flooding, you get a trimmer that’s ideal for homeowners with heavy grass to trim in hard-to-reach places. Couple this with the Easy2Start™ system and you'll find starting this trimmer almost effortless. 20% More Fuel-efficient than Previous Model


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Stihl FS 56 RC-E Features

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Adjustable front handle

The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.

Shoulder Strap / Carrying System

Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.

Fully Lined Drive Shaft

Provides smooth operation and less vibration.

High Tech Polymer Housing

Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.

Protected Choke Lever/Knob

Helps prevent damage.

Throttle Trigger Interlock

Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.

Air Filter Cover

Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.

Protected or Enclosed Control Cables

Eliminate dangling and loose wires.

Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch

Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.

Protected Spark Plug

Protected yet easy to change.

Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler

Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.

Upright Translucent Fuel Tank

Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.

Multi-Function Control Handle

Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.

Purge Pump Primer

By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.

Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart

Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter? Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart(PDF Format).

Built in the USA

Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.More Information

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.More Information

STIHL Easy2Start™

The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products. See it in action!

Simplified Starting Procedure

To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work. See it in action htmlSee it in action!See it in action html

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Stihl FS 56 RC-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT*4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH16.5"
POWER SOURCEGas

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