Selection Grass Trimmers, Brushcutters and Clearing Saws

FS 56 RC-E

Versatile loop handle brushcutter, ideal for working in confined spaces without compromising on power. With ErgoStart (E).

General

FS 56 RC-E

Light-weight petrol brushcutter with straight shaft, loop handle and ErgoStart. Modern appearance, convenient operation and very simple starting procedure are the highlights of the new generation STIHL grass trimmer range. The number of steps needed to start the machine has been drastically reduced. The frustration of a flooded engine is virtually eliminated. New 2-stroke engine with stratified charge allows fast acceleration, low emissions, reduced fuel consumption.Comes standard with fully adjustable loop handle and AutoCut mowing head.

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Price

* Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.


The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Product variations

  • FS 56 C-E With ErgoStart (E) and Bike handle

Technical data

FS 56 RC-E

Technical data

Performance kW 0.8
Performance PS 1.1
Capacity cu-in 1.66
Total length cm 1) 170
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 107
Vibration value, right with plastic tool m/s2 3) 7.5
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3) 6.6
Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3) 6.5
Capacity cm3 27.2
Weight kg 4) 4.8
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 94
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2) 93
Performance Um 2.800
Cutting diameter mm 420
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3) 6.6
Standard cutting tool AutoCut C 25-2

1) Without cutting tool
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
4) Without fuel, cutting tool and without protection

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

FS 56 RC-E

Standard features

  • Reduced-emission engine technology Zoom
    Reduced-emission engine technology

    2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

  • Manual fuel pump (Purger) Zoom
    Manual fuel pump (Purger)

    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.

  • STIHL ErgoStart (E) Zoom
    STIHL ErgoStart (E)

    STIHL ErgoStart cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. A coil spring between the starter cord and the crankshaft smoothes out force peaks, making them virtually undetectable through the cord itself.

  • Simplified starting system Zoom
    Simplified starting system

    Simply set the choke, pump the fuel primer, pull the starter cord and away you go! The running machine then switches off after a brief press of the stop button. Once the machine is at a standstill, the ignition activates again automatically. Thus the ignition is always ready for starting.

  • Loop handle (R) Zoom
    Loop handle (R)

    The loop handled grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for working in areas where space is limited, e.g. thinning between bushes and shrubs.

  • Basic harness Zoom
    Basic harness

    For use with loop handle machines.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Accessories

FS 56 RC-E

Accessories

    • AutoCut C mowing head (2-line) Zoom
      AutoCut C mowing head (2-line)

      Double lines, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. With comfort grip for easy re-loading.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • DuroCut mowing head Zoom
      DuroCut mowing head

      Double or quadruple lines, for mowing and thinning work. Up to four lines can be easily inserted. Compatible with many different sizes and types of mowing line.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Line pieces for DuroCut mowing head Zoom
      Line pieces for DuroCut mowing head

      Replacement line pieces for DuroCut mowing head.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • PolyCut mowing head Zoom
      PolyCut mowing head

      Universal cutting tool for trimming and working on large areas. With three moving plastic knives.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Set of plastic blades Zoom
      Set of plastic blades

      For PolyCut, twelve plastic blades.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Grass cutting blade (2 blades) Zoom
      Grass cutting blade (2 blades)

      Steel double blade, reversible. For working on areas of tough grass.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Double shoulder harness Zoom
      Double shoulder harness

      Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer jobs.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • HP two-stroke engine oil Zoom
      HP two-stroke engine oil

      Top selling mineral oil two-stroke engine oil. Specially developed for STIHL engines. Excellent lubrication and combustion properties. Performance class: JASO-FB, ISO-L-EGD. Fuel/oil ratio 50:1.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • MotoMix Zoom
      MotoMix

      STIHL MotoMix is our patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. This 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and our highest quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. It also stays fresh in your equipment over extended storage periods.

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • CONCEPT 24 ear protectors Zoom
      CONCEPT 24 ear protectors

      EN 352, robust metal frame, good air circulation, soft pads, SNR 24 (H:28; M:21; L:14) (up to 104 dB(A))

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    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Protective cover for brushcutters Zoom
      Protective cover for brushcutters

      Perfect transport protection for the engine housing of brushcutters and clearing saws. For FS 38 - FS 450.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer’s recommended retail price updated as of February 2014. The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

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