Selection Brushcutters and clearing saws

FS 56 R

Versatile loop handled brushcutter, ideal for working in confined spaces without compromising on power.

General

FS 56 R

For comfortable operation where space is limited. Multi-function handle, loop handle, 2-MIX engine, basic harness.

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.

Product variations

  • FS 56 Bike handle version
  • FS 56 C-E With ErgoStart (E) and Bike handle

Technical data

FS 56 R

Technical data

Displacement 27,2 cm³
Power output 0,8/1,1 kW/PS
Weight 1) 4,7 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) 6,5/7,5 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 R

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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • ADVANCE Universal Harness Zoom
    ADVANCE Universal Harness

    Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer 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 R

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.

    Versions

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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.

    Versions

Accessories

FS 56 R

Accessories

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Tool bag Zoom
      Tool bag

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

    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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