Selection Brushcutters and clearing saws

FS 56 C-E

Extremely easy to start and perfect for homeowners with large or difficult areas to trim.

General

FS 56

New generation, light-weight petrol brushcutter with straight shaft, bike 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 bike handle and AutoCut line head.

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Technical data

FS 56 C-E

Technical data

Displacement 27,2 cm³
Power output 0,8/1,1 kW/bhp
Weight 1) 5,2 kg
Sound pressure level 2) 94,0 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 107,0 dB(A)
Vibration level left/right with plastic tool 3) 5,0/4,5 m/s²
Total length 4) 1,7 m
Cutting tool Grass cutting blade 230-2
Idle speed 5) 2.800 1/min
Tank volume 0,34 l

1) Weight excluding fuel, cutting tool and guard
2) Power factor according to DIR2006/42/EC=2.5(dB(A))
3) (K) factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EC = 2m/s²
4) Without cutting tool
5) Nennwert

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 C-E

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

We present some Product Technology features in product technology .

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 C-E

Cutting Tools

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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.

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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.

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      FixCut mowing head

      An easy to use mowing head, with double line for mowing and thinning work. A new nylon line can be fitted easily by hand, without opening the mowing head.

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      TrimCut mowing head

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

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Accessories

FS 56 C-E

Accessories

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Tool bag Zoom
      Tool bag

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

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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.

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