⚠️ WARNING! Improper use of any trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.
🖊️ Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Note:STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
⚠️ WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.
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• Straight-shaft grass trimmer features bike-style handles, ideal for large or difficult areas.
• High-performance, fuel-efficient engine that runs cleaner and smoother
• Easy to hold and comfortable ergonomic bike handle grips
• New Starting system easy-to-start
• Comfort, performance, and maneuverability, in one package
• Provides about 5% more power than the FS 55 R.
Use the FS 56 C-E trimmer to control big or challenging areas. The STIHL trimmer has a straight shaft and ergonomically built bike-style grips for longer lengths of time and more comfort when trimming over rough terrain. Additionally, it has a fuel-efficient engine with low exhaust emissions, which means you'll need to refill less frequently and breathe cleaner air. Additionally, this trimmer has Easy2StartTM technology, which virtually eliminates effort when beginning.
Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
Allows operators to easily check fuel levels before starting work. The upright position makes it easier to refill.
Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?
Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
Protected Choke Lever/Knob
Helps prevent damage.
Protected Spark Plug
Protected yet easy to change.
Fully Lined Drive Shaft
Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
Air Filter Cover
Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Adjustable front handle
The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
High Tech Polymer Housing
Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
Throttle Trigger Interlock
Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
Multi-Function Control Handle
Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
Made in America
A majority of STIHL products sold in America are made in America of U.S. and global materials.
Purge Pump Primer
By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.
The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
Simplified Starting Procedure
To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke, and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
POWER SOURCE Gas
WEIGHT 10.6 lbs.
CUTTING WIDTH 16.5 in.
ENGINE POWER 1.07 bhp
FUEL CAPACITY 11.5 oz.
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc
Note: Weight displayed does not include cutting attachment or deflector.
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