FS 56 C-E - Extremely easy to start and perfect for homeowners with large or difficult areas to trim.
Selection Petrol lightweight grass trimmers and brushcutters

FS 56 C-E

Extremely easy to start and perfect for homeowners with large or difficult areas to trim.

General

FS 56
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New generation, light-weight petrol brushcutter with straight shaft, bike 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 bike handle and AutoCut line head.

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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 RC-E Versatile loop handle brushcutter, ideal for working in confined spaces without compromising on power. With ErgoStart (E).

Technical data

FS 56

Technical data

Power output hp 1.1
Performance kW 0.8
Displacement cm3 27.2
Weight kg 1) 5.2
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 94
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2) 93
Sound power level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 107
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 108
Vibration value, right with plastic tool m/s2 3) 3.8
Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3) 4.7
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3) 5.5
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3) 5.5
Total length cm 4) 170
Cutting diameter mm 420
Tank volume l 0.34
Displacement cm³ 27.2
Power output kW/bhp 0.8/1.1
Weight kg 5) 5.2
Standard cutting tool AutoCut C 25-2

1) Without fuel, cutting tool and without protection
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 cutting tool
5) without cutting tool and deflector

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

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.

  • Bike handle Zoom
    Bike handle

    When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle enables a smooth mowing action. The bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, making it ideal for working on large areas and thus reducing fatigue.

  • 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

Accessories

    • 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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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Plastic blades for PolyCut 6-3, 20-3, 41-3 Zoom
      Plastic blades for PolyCut 6-3, 20-3, 41-3

      Replacement plastic blades for PolyCut mowing head 6-3, 20-3, 41-3, set of 12 white blades.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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 2018 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.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

STIHL FS 56 (GB) Download PDF, 1.6 MB

Notes:

  • STIHL and VIKING online owner’s manuals are usually for the latest versions of the machine. Your product may be a slightly older production model but the manual will still be appropriate for the relevant model number.
  • The languages ​​contained in the document are also displayed in brackets, for example (GB) = English.

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