STIHL FS56 RC-E Lightweight Brushcutter with ErgoStart


  • A powerful straight-shaft brushcutter suitable for more demanding home-use
  • Designed and built in Germany to exacting standards
  • High-performance two-stroke engine with effort saving ErgoStart
  • Stratified-charge technology leads to low fuel costs and reduced exhaust emissions
  • ‘Loop’ handle for comfortable use in confined areas
  • Super-lightweight
  • Ergonomic multi-function grip
  • Shoulder harness included

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STIHL FS56 RC-E Lightweight Brushcutter with ErgoStart
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This high-end straight-shaft machine from STIHL is part of the acclaimed German manufacturers new generation of powerful but ultra-lightweight domestic-use brushcutters.

In order ensure starting is as reliable and stress-free as possible, STIHL have equipped its high-performance 1.1hp (27.2cc) engine with their sought-after ErgoStart system, which lessens the pulling force required to achieve ignition by an impressive 20 percent.

The pre-ignition process couldn’t simpler: set the amount of choke, pump some fuel to the carburettor, and you’re ready for that gentle pull on the starter rope.

Thanks to its compact ‘loop’ handle, the STIHL FS56 RC-E Lightweight Brushcutter is perfect for use in areas where space is at a premium.

Its optimised centre of gravity, low-weight design (4.8kg) and shoulder harness all work to ensure you’ll be able to complete the task in comfort.

The AutoCut Tap & Go trimmer head that comes with the STIHL FS56 RC-E is ideal for edging and post-mowing tidying, but should you need to tackle thicker growth, you can purchase the optional brush blade.

Additional information

Engine Size


Handle Type


Sound Level

93dB (A)

Product Weight


MSRP Enabled




Line Head

AutoCut C 25-2 Twin Line

Line Feed

Bump Feed

Line Diameter



Single Shoulder Harness

Engine Type

Petrol 2-stroke

Sound Level

93dB (A)

Engine Power

1.1hp / 0.8kW

Engine Model

With Stratified-Charge Technology

Engine Make


Engine Fuel-Tank Capacity

0.34 Litres

Engine Capacity


Cutting Width – Line Head





2 Years


2 Years


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Shipping Info

If you’re buying a boxed product, we aim to get your order delivered next working day – UK mainland where possible.

If you’re buying a tractor or ride-on mower – a special order item – it could be slightly longer, as we need to PDI the machine.

We do try and van-deliver these machines if we can, as this gives us a chance to demonstrate the product, and to ensure you’re happy and confident with your purchase.

If we can’t van-deliver your machine, as you’re out of our local delivery area, the tractor will be sent on a pallet via a courage company. They will then contact you directly to book a specific day and time that suits you.

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