Selection Lightweight grass trimmers and brushcutters

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

Vibration levels left/right with metal blade m/s² 1) 6.6/6.6
Displacement cm³ 27.2
Power output kW/bhp 0.8/1.1
Weight kg 2) 4.8
Cutting blade AutoCut C 25-2 mowing head
Fuel capacity l 0.34
Vibration levels left/right m/s² 1) 6.5/7.5
Overall length m 3) 1.7
Sound pressure level dB(A) 4) 93.0
Sound power level dB(A) 4) 104.0

1) (K) factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EC = 2m/s²
2) without cutting tool and deflector
3) without tool
4) Power factor according to DIR2006/42/EC=2.5(dB(A))

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

  • Basic harness Zoom
    Basic harness

    For use with loop handle machines.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Additional features

  • Double shoulder harness Zoom
    Double shoulder harness

    Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer jobs.

  • ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness Zoom
    ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness

    With a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching an removing the clearing saw.

  • Shoulder strap / carrying system Zoom
    Shoulder strap / carrying system

    Using a STIHL shoulder strap or carrying harness with soft padding makes work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.

We present some Product Technology features in product technology .

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

    • ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange

      Highly effective; ideal as an addition to reflective clothing when mowing in hazardous areas.

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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.

    • Guard for grass cutting blades and brush knife Zoom
      Guard for grass cutting blades and brush knife

      Provides protection when using metal mowing tools.

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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.

    • Guard for mowing heads Zoom
      Guard for mowing heads

      Guard for working with mowing heads. Provides protection against flying debris but still enables a clear view of the area to be mown.

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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.

    • Double shoulder harness Zoom
      Double shoulder harness

      Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer jobs.

    Versions

    Price

    * 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.

    Versions

    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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