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Selection Petrol lightweight grass trimmers and brushcutters

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

Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 2018. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

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 C-E Extremely easy to start and perfect for homeowners with large or difficult areas to trim.
  • FS 56 R Versatile loop handled brushcutter, ideal for working in confined spaces without compromising on power.
  • FS 56 RC-E Versatile loop handle brushcutter, ideal for working in confined spaces without compromising on power. With ErgoStart (E).

Technical data

FS 56

Technical data

Displacement cu-in 1,66
Displacement cm³ 27,2
Power output PS 1,1
Power output kW 0,8
Weight kg 1) 5,1
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 94
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2) 93
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 108
Vibration level, right with plastic tool m/s² 3) 3,8
Vibration level, left with plastic tool m/s² 3) 4,7
Vibration level, left with metal tool m/s² 3) 5,5
Vibration level, right with metal tool m/s² 3) 5,5
Total length cm 4) 170
Cutting tool Grass cutting blade 230-2
Cutting diameter mm 420
Performance Um 1,1

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.

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.

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