STIHL FS 56 RC-E Brushcutter

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Versatile loop handle brushcutter, ideal for working in confined spaces without compromising on power. With ErgoStart (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.

Performance kW0.8
Performance PS1.1
Capacity cu-in1.66
Total length cm 1)170
Sound power level dB(A) 2)107
Vibration value, right with plastic tool m/s2 3)7.5
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3)6.6
Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3)6.5
Capacity cm327.2
Weight kg 4)4.8
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2)94
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2)93
Performance Um2800
Cutting diameter mm420
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3)6.6
Displacement cm³27.2
Power output kW/bhp0,8/1,1
Weight kg 4)4.8
Standard cutting toolAutoCut C 25-2
  • 1) Without cutting tool
  • 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 fuel, cutting tool and without protection
  • 5) without cutting tool and deflector

Additional information

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)

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)

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

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)

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

For use with loop handle machines.


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