Selection Petrol 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.

Extend your domestic warranty from 2 to 3 years with the purchase of 5 litres of STIHL MotoMix® fuel and this product. Your STIHL Approved Dealer will register your extended warranty on the STIHL warranty database at point of purchase.

Versions

Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. 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 Extremely easy to start and perfect for homeowners with large or difficult areas to trim.

Technical data

FS 56 RC-E

Technical data

CO² ­ g/kWh 853
Displacement cm3 27.2
Performance kW 0.8
Power output hp 1.1
Weight kg 1) 4.8
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2) 93
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 94
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 108
Sound power level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 107
Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3) 6.5
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3) 6.6
Vibration value, right with plastic tool m/s2 3) 7.5
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3) 6.6
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) 4.8
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 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

    • DuroCut 5-2 mowing head Zoom
      DuroCut 5-2 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.


      DuroCut 5-2 – for FS 38 / FS 40 / FS 50 C-E

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • DuroCut mowing line (line pieces) Zoom
      DuroCut mowing line (line pieces)

      Pieces of line cut to length for use with STIHL DuroCut mowing heads. The construction with a flexible core and a hard coating with cutting teeth ensures a long service life and high mowing performance. For clean working in high, dense and slightly woody vegetation. 48 line pieces per packet.

      STIHL professional tip - leave your new mowing line in water for 24 hours before use. This will increase the flexibility and lifespan of the mowing line.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Set of plastic blades (twelve) Zoom
      Set of plastic blades (twelve)

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

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. 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.


      230 mm – 2 B – for FS 55 R / FS 55 / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FSA 130 R / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM


      260 mm – 2 B – for FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FSA 130 R / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Double shoulder harness Zoom
      Double shoulder harness

      With soft padding for improved comfort when working for prolonged periods. For FS 55-FS 560, FSA 90.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2020. 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

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