Selection Petrol brushcutters for garden maintenance

FS 56 RC-E Brushcutter

For mowing grass and around obstacles.

Overview

For easy starting and mowing grass around obstacles. Multi-function controls, loop handle, STIHL 2-MIX engine, single strap harness, AutoCut mowing head.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.

£340.00*

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. 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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Technical data

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm3 27.2
Performance kW 0.8
Power output hp 1.1
CO² ­ g/kWh 853
Weight kg 1) 4.8
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2) 93
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 108
Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3) 6.5
Vibration value, right with plastic tool m/s2 3) 7.5
Total length cm 4) 170
Displacement cm³ 27.2
Power output kW/bhp 0.8/1.1
Cutting diameter mm 420
Weight kg 5) 4.8
Tank volume l 0.34
Standard cutting tool AutoCut C 26-2
Cylinder Chrom
Filter Vliesfilter
Handle type Schrittbegrenzer / Rundumgriff Getriebe
Carburettor Spülvorlage / Standardvergaser / No Touch Limiter Cap
Muffler Standardschalldämpfer
Anti vibration system ohne AV-System
Tank cap STV schraub Tankverschluss
Starter cord ErgoStart

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

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.

Cutting Attachments

Cutting Attachments

    • AutoCut C 26-2 mowing head Zoom
      AutoCut C 26-2 mowing head

      Double mowing line head for trimming and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. Easy loading system for quick and simple line refill. Featuring a low profile for more control and more precise trimming results. Compatible with line diameters of 2.4mm and 2.7mm.

      AutoCut C 26-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • TrimCut C 32-2 mowing head Zoom
      NEWTrimCut C 32-2 mowing head

      FS mowing head with manual line adjustment for semi-professional and professionals who want a robust mowing head. The new trimcut models are an evolution of the previous 31-2 | 41-2 | 51-2 models designed for robustness and efficient use of the line. There are two ways of reload trimmer line; from the outside (C-feature) or conventionally by removing the spool.

      For FS 55 / FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM / FS-KM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AutoCut 2-2 / C 25-2 mowing head Zoom
      AutoCut 2-2 / C 25-2 mowing head

      Double lines, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground.


      AutoCut 2-2 – for FSA 56/FSE 52


      AutoCut C 25-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • SuperCut mowing head Zoom
      SuperCut mowing head

      Double line, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically adjusted for optimal cutting length.


      SuperCut 20-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T FR 460 TC-EFM


      SuperCut 40-2 – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • DuroCut 20-2 mowing head Zoom
      DuroCut 20-2 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 20-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. 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.

Accessories

Accessories

    • ADVANCE universal harness Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness

      Extremely ergonomic, comfortable and light. For strength-saving mowing and shredding. Chest belt and tool bag also available.


      Standard size - for FS 50 – FS 560, FSA 90 and FSA 130

      XXL version - for users > 1.80 m in height, for FS 50 – FS 560, FSA 90 and FSA 130

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ADVANCE universal harness Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness

      Extremely ergonomic, comfortable and light. For strength-saving mowing and shredding. Chest belt and tool bag also available.


      Standard size - for FS 50 – FS 560, FSA 90 and FSA 130

      XXL version - for users > 1.80 m in height, for FS 50 – FS 560, FSA 90 and FSA 130

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ADVANCE PLUS universal harness Zoom
      ADVANCE PLUS universal harness

      With quick release system for fast connection and disconnection of brushcutters. Suitable for FS 50 - FS 560, FSA 90.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

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

      High visibility. Perfectly complements protective clothing when mowing in hazardous areas, with a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching and removing the clearing saw, for FS 50 – FS 560, FSA 90 adn FSA 130.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2021. 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 2021. 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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manual icon en 24/04/2020