Direct product selection: KombiEngines

KM 56 RC-E

Easy to start and light-weight KombiEngine with ErgoStart (E). The ideal KombiEngine for all around-the-garden tasks.

General

KM 56 RC-E

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.



KombiTools

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Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Technical specifications

KM 56 RC-E

Technical specifications

Displacement 27,2 cm³
Power output 0,8/1,1 kW/bhp
Power output 0,8/1,1 kW/bhp
Weight 1) 4,3 kg
Weight 1) 4,3 kg
Sound pressure level 2) 96 dB(A)
Sound pressure level 2) 96 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 107 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 107 dB(A)
Vibration levels left/right 3) 8,5/7,7 m/s²
Vibration levels left/right 4) 8,5/7,7 m/s²
Length to coupling sleeve 84 cm
Tank volume 0,34 l

1) Weight excluding fuel
2) Power factor according to DIR2006/42/EC=2.5(dB(A))
3) (K) factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EC = 2m/s²
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Features

KM 56 RC-E

Standard equipment

  • STIHL ErgoStart (E) Zoom
    STIHL ErgoStart (E)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

KombiTools

KM 56 RC-E

Accessories

    • FS-KM AC Zoom
      FS-KM AC

      Ideal for clearing along walls or fences, under hedges or along paths. AutoCut C 25-2 mowing head.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Straight shaft brushcutter
    Weight 1) 1,2 kg
    Overall length 94 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • FS-KM, GSB 230-2 Zoom
      FS-KM, GSB 230-2

      Grass cutting blade MB 230-2, Used for mowing heavy grass and weeds. Not for trimming around obstacles. Approved for all KombiEngines and FR 130 T backpack brushcutter.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Metal blade brushcutter
    Weight 1) 1,2 kg
    Overall length 94 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • FCB-KM Zoom
      FCB-KM

      For exact lawn edges along paths, driveways or flowerbeds. Adjustable working depth.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Lawn edge trimmer
    Weight 1) 2,3 kg
    Overall length 92 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • KW-KM Zoom
      KW-KM

      Ideal for sweeping footpaths and roads. Rubber paddles, including guard,

    Technical specifications
    Tool Power sweep
    Weight 1) 7,4 kg
    Overall length 125 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • HT-KM Zoom
      HT-KM

      Cuts high branches precisely. Compact design with an integrated bearing line with shaft and angled gearhead.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Pole pruner
    Overall length 126 cm
    Weight 1) 1,3 kg
    Blade length 30 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

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

      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.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Scrub cutter, 145° adjustable
    Overall length 126 cm
    Weight 1) 2,1 kg

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • BG-KM Zoom
      BG-KM

      Clears paths and areas of leaves and grass cuttings. High blowing power.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Blower
    Weight 1) 1,8 kg
    Overall length 89 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • HL-KM 0° Zoom
      HL-KM 0°

      Ideal for shaping high and wide hedges with straight shaft and matching angled gearhead.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Long-reach hedge trimmer 0° non-adjustable
    Overall length 107 cm
    Weight 1) 1,6 kg

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • FSB-KM Zoom
      FSB-KM

      Ideal for trimming in restricted spaces. AutoCut 11-2 mowing head, curved shaft. Not suitable for the KM 131 and KM 131 R KombiEngines.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Bent shaft grass trimmer
    Weight 1) 0,7 kg
    Overall length 77 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

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

      For demanding work on high hedges and use close to the ground. The adjustment mechanism can be adjusted in increments, space-saving carrying position. Weight: 2.3 kg.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Hedge trimmer 145°, adjustable
    Overall length 148 cm
    Weight 1) 2,3 kg

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • KB-KM Zoom
      KB-KM

      Removes dirt from the deepest grooves and furrows. Stiff bristles, backward rotating brush, including guard.

    Technical specifications
    Tool Bristle brush sweeper
    Weight 1) 6,4 kg
    Overall length 125 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

    • BF-KM Zoom
      BF-KM

      For aerating and cultivating soil. Working width 22 cm, including guard,

    Technical specifications
    Tool Pick tines
    Weight 1) 4,1 kg
    Overall length 100 cm

    1) Without engine

    Versions

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Accessories

KM 56 RC-E

Accessories

    • Angled gearhead Zoom
      Angled gearhead

      For HT 56 C-E, HT 101, HT 131 and HTE 60.

    Versions

    • Aluminium shaft extension, 0.5m Zoom
      Aluminium shaft extension, 0.5m

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

    Versions

    • Carbon fibre shaft extension, 1m Zoom
      Carbon fibre shaft extension, 1m

      Extra light weight shaft extension. Carbon inner shaft, aluminium outer. Reach extension: 1m. For use with the KM-HT and KM-HL KombiTools.

    Versions

    • Shaft extension Zoom
      Shaft extension

      Shaft extension for KM-HT KombiTool. Reach extension 1 metre.

    Versions

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

Owners manuals

STIHL KM 56 R (D) Download PDF, 1,2 MB
STIHL KM 56 R (D, F, I, NL) Download PDF, 3,6 MB

Safety brochures

Sicheres Arbeiten mit dem Trennschleifer (D) Download PDF, 1,3 MB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit der Heckenschere (D) Download PDF, 764 KB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit der Motorsäge (D) Download PDF, 1011,7 KB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit einem Reinigungsystem (D) Download PDF, 935,7 KB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit Motorsense und Freischneider (D) Download PDF, 810,1 KB

Notes:

  • STIHL online owner’s manuals are usually for the latest versions of the machine. Your product may be a slightly older production model but the manual will still be appropriate for the relevant model number
  • The languages ​​contained in the document are also displayed in brackets, for example (GB) = English

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