2013 STIHL FS 56 RC-E
More power, less emissions. The FS 56 RC-E trimmer features a high-performance, fuel-efficient engine that runs cleaner and smoother and provides about 5% more power than the FS 55 R. When it’s not squeezing every last ounce of performance from its upright fuel tank, this straight-shaft grass trimmer keeps the weeds at bay, thanks to its AUTOCUT® cutting head. Part of the STIHL HomeScaper Series™, this trimmer also features our Easy2Start™ technology, making starting nearly effortless. And with its simple, reliable and convenient starting procedure with a momentary stop switch which automatically returns to the start position, this trimmer is always at the ready to get to work. For comfort, performance and maneuverability, this trimmer hits the sweet spot.
Powered by a low-emission STIHL HomeScaper Series™ engine
Semi-automatic choke for smooth starts
TapAction™, 2-line AUTOCUT® C 25-2 cutting head—for easy line refilling
Simple, reliable and convenient starting procedure
Low vibration and comfortable working angle
Stop switch—automatically returns to start position
Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
Protected Spark Plug is protected yet easy to change.
Air Filter Cover is easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Upright Translucent Fuel Tank allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
Smooth Clean Design has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
Purge Pump Primer lets you prime the carburetor without flooding it.
Protected Choke Lever/Knob helps prevent damage.
Heavy-Duty Centrifugal Clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
Throttle Trigger Interlock must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
Fully Lined Drive Shaft provides smooth operation and less vibration.
Adjustable Front Handle adjusts for comfort.
Protected or Enclosed Control Cables eliminate dangling and loose wires.
Protected Throttle Trigger helps prevent damage. Professional models only.
Clip for Strap or Harness
Easy2Start™ System (E): This starting system reduces the strength and effort needed to start the engine. Available on some occasional use models only.
ElastoStart™ Handle has a built-in shock absorber for smoother starting.
Long-Life Cylinders provide maximum wear life, better cooling and lubrication, more power output.
IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Keeps RPM level even when filter begins to clog.
Electronic Ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.
Superior Balance and Design help reduce operator fatigue and make handling easy.
Family Engine Concept includes many interchangeable components across model lines, enabling fast field fixes.
Interchangeable Gearboxes fit many models, allowing for one machine to do a variety of tasks. See page 76.
AUTOCUT® Trimming Head is a proven and dependable TapAction™ cutting head. Other cutting attachments available on most models.
NOTE: STIHL trimmers, brushcutters and lawn edgers have many common features. However, all models may not have all the features shown here.
2013 STIHL FS 56 RC-E
- 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
- (Power) 0.8 kW (1.1 bhp)
- Fuel Capacity
- 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
- (Weight without cutting attachment or deflector) 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.)