Selection KombiEngines

KM 56 RC-E Petrol KombiEngine

Lightweight KombiEngine, perfect for garden and home maintenace

Overview

One engine with many optional tools that can handle a variety of tasks would be just one way to describe the STIHL KombiSystem.


From edging to trimming, to sweeping and even blowing—the low-emission STIHL KM 56 RC-E and its optional attachments are great for a wide range of jobs around the garden.


Featuring our ErgoStart (E) system and a new simplified starting procedure that helps prevent flooding, there’s no longer a need for a strong or fast pull of the starting cord.

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.



KombiTools

£295.00*

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 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.

Technical data

KM 56 RC-E

Technical data

Technical data Value
Weight kg 1) 4.3
CO² ­ g/kWh 853
Displacement cm³ 27.2
Power output kW/bhp 0.8/1.1
Displacement cm³ 27.2
Power output kW/bhp 0.8/1.1
Weight kg 1) 4.3
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 96
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 107
Vibration levels left/right m/s² 3) 8.5/7.7
Length to coupling sleeve cm 84
Vibration level left 3) 3.7-8.5
Vibration level right 3) 4.6-7.7
Fuel tank capacity oz 11.5
Capacity cu-in 1.66
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 0.511
Tank volume l 0.34
EPA Certified fuel consumption glh 0.135
Additional features Safety glasses / Harness / Carrying system

1) without fuel and tool
2) Power factor according to DIR2006/42/EC=2.5(dB(A))
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

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

KM 56 RC-E

Standard features

  • Electronic ignition module Zoom
    Electronic ignition module

    This ensures reliable starting and trouble-free running. The ignition system is fully encapsulated and thus protected from damp and dirt.

  • 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 switches off quickly 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.

  • STIHL ErgoStart (FT) Zoom
    STIHL ErgoStart (FT)

    A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL ErgoStart (E) 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. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.

  • Manual fuel pump Zoom
    Manual fuel pump

    If your gasoline-powered engine device has a manual fuel pump, you can reduce the number of starting strokes by about 40% by repeatedly pressing the pump. By starting in this way, there is enough fuel available faster. (similar to illustration)

  • Loop handle Zoom
    Loop handle

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

  • Quick-release coupling Zoom
    Quick-release coupling

    The quick-release coupling allows the KombiSystem to be quickly dismantled into two parts for easy transport and storage – and then re-assembled quickly without tools.

  • Split shaft Zoom
    Split shaft

    With a split shaft and special toolless quick-release coupling, the KombiSystem is highly versatile, easily transported and easy to store.

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.

KombiTools

KM 56 RC-E

Accessories

    • FS-KM KombiTool Zoom
      FS-KM KombiTool

      The STIHL FS-KM lawn trimmer KombiTool with an AutoCut C 26-2 mowing head is the perfect attachment for trimming along edges and around obstacles. Refilling the line couldn’t be easier with the AutoCut mowing head. Whether you are edging up the lawn, mowing and trimming around obstacles or even general grass maintenance, the FS-KM lawn trimmer’s straight shaft is strong and durable. The FS-KM lawn trimmer is also a versatile tool as you can use a range of different cutting attachments, including our SuperCut, PolyCut and DuroCut mowing heads. These different mowing heads allow you to complete mowing, trimming and thinning work on large areas with great ease.

      Suitable for all KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Straight shaft brushcutter
    Overall length 94 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KMA 130 R / KM 131 R

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

    • FSB-KM KombiTool Zoom
      FSB-KM KombiTool

      Ideal for trimming in restricted spaces. AutoCut C 6-2 mowing head, curved shaft.

      Only suitable for loop handle KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Curved shaft brushcutter
    Overall length 77 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 56 RC-E / KM 94 RC-E

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

    • MB-KM KombiTool Zoom
      MB-KM KombiTool

      Grass cutting blade MB 230-2, Used for mowing heavy grass and weeds. Not for trimming around obstacles.

      Suitable for all KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Metal cutting blade brushcutter
    Weight 1) 1.2 kg
    Overall length 94 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 131

    1) Without engine

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

    • KB-KM KombiTool Zoom
      KB-KM KombiTool

      The STIHL bristle brush attachment is ideal for sweeping paths, patios and driveways. Includes guard.

      Only suitable for loop handle KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Bristle brush sweeper
    Overall length 125 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 111 R / KMA 130 R

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

    • FCB-KM KombiTool Zoom
      FCB-KM KombiTool

      For edging along walkways and planting beds. Adjustable depth control wheel and built-in blade "sight" helps with making the correct cut.

      Only suitable for loop handle KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Edge trimmer
    Overall length 92 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 56 RC-E / KM 94 RC-E

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

    • BG-KM KombiTool Zoom
      BG-KM KombiTool

      This unique innovation from STIHL transforms the KombiSystem into a fully-fledged high-performance blower. Just like all KombiTools the STIHL blower can be easily attached to the KombiEngine to provide you with an ideal tool for clearing surfaces, flower beds and paths of leaves, mowed grass, litter or powdery snow.

      Suitable for all KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Blower
    Length 890 mm
    Overall length 89 cm
    Weight 1.8 Pounds
    Diameter KombiTool 154 mm
    Recommended KombiEngine KMA 130 R / KM 131 R

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

    • HL-KM 0° KombiTool Zoom
      HL-KM 0° KombiTool

      When combined with one of the STIHL KombiEngines the HL KM 0° becomes an incredibly powerful hedge cutter. Struggling to reach those tall hedges? With a total length of 107CM and a bar length of 50CM it can shape and trim high and wide hedges. When powered by the battery powered KMA KombiEngine, the HL KM 0° has all the power of a petrol engine without the noise. Weighing only 1.6kg on its own and 4.8kg in total when attached to the cordless KombiEngine, the HL KM 0° creates an incredibly lightweight yet powerful battery powered hedge trimmer. Due to the nature of the Kombi-Tool, users can quickly switch between a range of tools including a hedge cutter and grass trimmer or even a leaf blower with great ease. The HL KM 0° is a great addition to anyones Kombi-Tool collection.

      Only suitable for loop handle KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Straight shaft long-reach hedge trimmer
    Overall length 107 cm
    Blade length 50 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 56 RC-E / KM 94 RC-E

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    • HL-KM 0° long-reached hedge trimmer (bar length 19.5" / 50 cm) £242.50*

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

    • HL-KM 145° KombiTool Zoom
      HL-KM 145° KombiTool

      For demanding work on high hedges and use close to the ground. Adjustment mechanism that can be set in increments, space-saving carrying position, bar length: 50 / 60 cm, total length: 148 / 158 cm. Weight: 2.3 kg

      Only suitable for loop handle KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Adjustable long-reach hedge trimmer
    Overall length 148 / 158 cm
    Blade length 50 / 60 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 111 R / KMA 130 R

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    • HL-KM 145° adjustable long-reached hedge trimmer (bar length 19.5" / 50 cm) £350.50*

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

    • HL-KM 145° KombiTool Zoom
      HL-KM 145° KombiTool

      For demanding work on high hedges and use close to the ground. Adjustment mechanism that can be set in increments, space-saving carrying position, bar length: 50 / 60 cm, total length: 148 / 158 cm. Weight: 2.3 kg

      Only suitable for loop handle KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Adjustable long-reach hedge trimmer
    Overall length 148 / 158 cm
    Blade length 50 / 60 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 111 R / KMA 130 R

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    • HL-KM 145° adjustable long-reached hedge trimmer (bar length 24" / 60 cm) £361.00*

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

    • HT-KM KombiTool Zoom
      NEWHT-KM KombiTool

      Cuts high branches with ease. Compact design with marker/sight line to assist with accurate cutting. Magnesium gearbox. Only suitable for loop handle KombiEngines. Can be fitted with both 1/4" PM and 3/8" PMM3 saw chain.

      Bar length 30 cm, total length 126 cm, weight 1.3 kg.

    Technical data Value
    Overall length 126 cm
    Weight 1) 1.3 kg
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 111 R / KMA 130 R
    Tool Pole pruner
    Blade length 30 cm
    Recommended bar length 30 / 10 cm/inch
    STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 1/4" P / 3/8" PMM3

    1) Without engine

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

    • FH-KM 145° KombiTool Zoom
      FH-KM 145° KombiTool

      For cutting close to the ground and for low-spin mowing in very narrow spaces as well as in areas near traffic. Flexible adjustment mechanism, space-saving carrying position, bar length: 25 cm, total length: 126 cm. Weight: 2.1 kg.

      Suitable for all KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Adjutable scrub cutter
    Overall length 126 cm
    Blade length 25 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 94 RC-E / KMA 130 R

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

    • BF-KM KombiTool Zoom
      BF-KM KombiTool

      Pick tine KombiTool for the STIHL KombiSystem. A lightweight cultivator for getting into tight places. Ideal for rejuvenation of flower beds and plantings, and for mixing amendments into the soil.

      Suitable for all KombiEngines.

    Technical data Value
    Tool Pick tine
    Overall length 100 cm
    Recommended KombiEngine KM 56 RC-E / KMA 130 R

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 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

KM 56 RC-E

Accessories

    • HP 2-stroke engine oil Zoom
      HP 2-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-EGB. Fuel/oil ratio 50:1.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. 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 ready-mixed fuel is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel for all STIHL 2-stroke engines which gives you optimum performance, excellent cold start properties, maximum acceleration over the entire rpm range and perfect running characteristics even with a sudden rev change. With STIHL HP ultra premium oil for exceptional engine lubrication and extreme cleanliness, fully synthetic and biodegradable for optimal performance and long service life. User- and engine-friendly thanks to fewer emissions (free from ethanol; almost no olefins and aromatic compounds). Can be kept in storage for up to five years. Reliable top performance – STIHL 2-stroke engines and STIHL MotoMix are made for each other; all conceivable applications have been put through rigorous testing.

      Find out more about our MotoMix promotion here.


      Patent EP 2031043


    Technical data Value
    Octane number >95 RON
    Octane rating 93 MOZ
    Aromatic content 0.1 % Vol.
    Benzene content 0.03 % Vol.
    Sulphur content 3 mg/kg
    Shelf life up to 5 Years
    Density at 15°C 690 kg/m3
    Olefin content 0.1 % Vol.
    Vapour pressure at 40 °C 61 kPA
    Two-stroke oil content 1.8 % Vol.

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    • MotoMix 1L £5.00*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. 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 ready-mixed fuel is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel for all STIHL 2-stroke engines which gives you optimum performance, excellent cold start properties, maximum acceleration over the entire rpm range and perfect running characteristics even with a sudden rev change. With STIHL HP ultra premium oil for exceptional engine lubrication and extreme cleanliness, fully synthetic and biodegradable for optimal performance and long service life. User- and engine-friendly thanks to fewer emissions (free from ethanol; almost no olefins and aromatic compounds). Can be kept in storage for up to five years. Reliable top performance – STIHL 2-stroke engines and STIHL MotoMix are made for each other; all conceivable applications have been put through rigorous testing.

      Find out more about our MotoMix promotion here.


      Patent EP 2031043


    Technical data Value
    Octane number >95 RON
    Octane rating 93 MOZ
    Aromatic content 0.1 % Vol.
    Benzene content 0.03 % Vol.
    Sulphur content 3 mg/kg
    Shelf life up to 5 Years
    Density at 15°C 690 kg/m3
    Olefin content 0.1 % Vol.
    Vapour pressure at 40 °C 61 kPA
    Two-stroke oil content 1.8 % Vol.

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    Price

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

    • Angled gearhead Zoom
      Angled gearhead

      For the HT-KM attachment, HT 101 and HT 131.

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

    • Aluminium shaft Zoom
      Aluminium shaft

      The aluminium shaft extension has a reach extension of 50cm. For use with the HT-KM and HL-KM KombiTools.

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

    • RTS Harness Zoom
      RTS Harness

      For prolonged use. Can be adjusted to the user's size, and enables effortless and ergonomic work.

      Pole pruners:

      HT 103, HT 131, HT 133, HTA 66, HTA 86

      KombiEngines with HT-KM or HL-KM attachment:

      KM 56 RC-E, KM 94 RC-E, KM 111 R, KM 131 R

      Long-reach hedge trimmers:

      HL 92 C-E, HL 94 C-E, HLA 66, HLA 86, HLE 71

      Cannot be used with:

      KMA 130 R, HL 92 KC-E

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

    • Carry bag Zoom
      Carry bag

      Perfect for transporting and storing the tool together with the FS-KM or HL-KM KombiTools. Suitable for KM 56 RC-E, KM 94 RC-E, KM 111 R, KM 131 R, HSA 56, HSA 66, HSA 86, HLA 56, BGA 86, BGA 100, BGA 200 and all KombiEngines with loop handle.

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

    • Face protection - plastic visor Zoom
      Face protection - plastic visor

      Short face protection with plastic visor,100% UV protection, double adjustable headband and 4 ear plugs in box. EN 166, EN 352, SNR 33 (H : 32; M : 29; L : 29) (up to 113 dB(A))

    Technical data Value
    Ear protection 113 dB(A)

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    • Face/ear protection, short, with plastic visor £29.00*

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

    • CONTRAST Glasses - Clear Zoom
      CONTRAST Glasses - Clear

      EN 166, material with 100 % UV protection, side protection, padded earpieces, non-misting interior, scratch-resistant exterior.

    Technical data Value
    UV-Protection 100 %
    Weight 26.0 g

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    • CONTRAST Glasses - Clear £13.00*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 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 01/09/2021