Selection Brushcutters and clearing saws

FS 56

Ideal for homeowners with large or difficult areas to trim.

General

FS 56

For working on areas of tough grass. Multifunction handle, bike handle, 2-MIX engine, optimized trimmer angle, straight shaft, basic harness.

Versions


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Product variations

Technical data

FS 56

Technical data

Displacement 27,2 cm³
Power output 0,8/1,1 kW/PS
Weight 1) 5,1 kg
Sound pressure level with plastic tool 2) 93 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 107 dB(A)
Vibration level, left/right with plastic tool 3) 4,7/3,8 m/s²
Total length 4) 170 cm
Cutting tool Grass cutting blade 230-2

1) Weight excluding fuel, cutting tool and guard
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

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

  • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

    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.

  • Basic harness Zoom
    Basic harness

    For use with loop handle machines.

  • Multi-function control handle Zoom
    Multi-function control handle

    Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator's hand never leaves the handle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Goggles Zoom
    Goggles

    It is important to protect your eyes from flying particles and harmful UV radiation. Therefore a pair of safety goggles/glasses are supplied with the the machine. Note: Additional face protection must be worn when working with brushcutters.

Additional features

  • 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.

  • ADVANCE Universal Harness Zoom
    ADVANCE Universal Harness

    Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer jobs.

  • ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness Zoom
    ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness

    With a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching an removing the clearing saw.

  • Shoulder strap / carrying system Zoom
    Shoulder strap / carrying system

    Using a STIHL shoulder strap or carrying harness with soft padding makes work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.

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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 Tools

FS 56

Cutting Tools

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      TrimCut mowing head

      Double line, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are extended by hand.

    Versions

    • TrimCut 31-2, 2.4 mm

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      AutoCut C mowing head (2-line)

      Double lines, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. With comfort grip for easy re-loading.

    Versions

    • AutoCut C 25-2, 2.4mm

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      SuperCut mowing head (2 line)

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

    Versions

    • Mowing line SuperCut 20-2

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      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.

    Versions

    • DuroCut 20-2

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      Grass cutting blade (4 blades)

      Made of steel. With four cutters for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds

    Versions

    • Grass cutting blade 230 mm (4 blade)

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      Grass cutting blade (8 teeth)

      Made of steel with 8 teeth for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds.

    Versions

    • Grass cutting blade 230 mm (8 teeth)

Accessories

FS 56

Accessories

    • Guard for metal mowing tools Zoom
      Guard for metal mowing tools

      Protection against flying cuttings.

    Versions

    • Chest belt ADVANCE Zoom
      Chest belt ADVANCE

      Chest belt for ADVANCE universal harness and backpack blowers. Ensures the shoulder straps are securely positioned.Two versions for BR 320, BR 340, BR 350, BR 380, BR 420, BR 430, BR 450, BR 450 C-EF, SR 200-D, SR 420, SR 430, SR 450.

    Versions

    • Guard for mowing heads and PolyCut Zoom
      Guard for mowing heads and PolyCut

      Guard for working with mowing heads. Provides protection against flying debris but still enables a clear view of the area to be mown.

    Versions

    • 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. Suitable for FS 50 - FS 550.

    Versions

    • ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange Zoom
      ADVANCE 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 and FSA 90.

    Versions

    • Tool bag Zoom
      Tool bag

      A practical way of transporting tools. Two compartments. Easily attached to the universal or forestry harness.

    Versions

    • 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

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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