A straight-shaft grass trimmer with a fuel-efficient engine and STIHL Easy2Start™.
More power, less emissions. The STIHL 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. This STIHL 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.
Weeds and grass think they own the place? Show them who’s boss with a STIHL trimmer, made specifically for use around the home. They’re lightweight, powerful, and easy to use – just start them up and watch as they make quick work of those hard-to-reach areas mowers can leave behind.
Contact us today for more information on the STIHL FS 56 RC-E Trimmer, and see why Van Wall is the Midwest’s clear first choice for over 70 years!
- Power Source: Gas
- Weight: 10.6 Lbs
- Cutting Width: 16.5 In.
- Engine Power: 1.07 bhp
Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
Protected Spark Plug
Protected yet easy to change.
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.
Heavy-Duty Steel-on-Steel Clutch
Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
Throttle Trigger Interlock
Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
High Tech Polymer Housing
Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact, and are corrosion-resistant.
Adjustable Front Handle
The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
Fully-Lined Drive Shaft
Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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.
Protected Choke Lever/Knob
Helps prevent damage.
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.
Air Filter Cover
Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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 select 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 a 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
Note: Weight displayed does not include cutting attachment or deflector.
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 bruschcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle, and double shoulder harness and not on FS bruschutters 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.