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Stihl FS56 RC-E Brushcutter (Comes with strimmer head)

Our Price £315.00

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Availability: In stock

FS 56 RC-E Stihl Brushcutters have a 27.2 cc engine with a 1.1 bhp power output.

The Stihl FS56 RC-E Brushcutter has a 27.2 cc engine with a 1.1 bhp power output. The Stihl FS56 R C-E is a light-weight petrol brushcutter with straight shaft and loop handle. Modern appearance, convenient operation and very simple starting procedure are the highlights of the new generation STIHL grass trimmer range. The number of steps needed to start the machine has been drastically reduced. The frustration of a flooded engine is virtually eliminated. New 2-stroke engine with stratified charge allows fast acceleration, low emissions, reduced fuel consumption. Comes standard with fully adjustable loop handle and AutoCut line head. Click to see our full range of Stihl strimmers.

You can put a metal blade on the Stihl FS56 and Stihl FS56R, but these are optional extras.

Get up to 3 years warranty at Masseys

Motomix® domestic warranty extension – Extend your domestic warranty from 2 to 3 years with the purchase of 5 litres of STIHL Motomix® fuel and a qualifying product at the same time, in store. This includes the Stihl FS56 RC-E at Masseys, Swadlincote.

Motomix warranty extension
  • Reduced-emission engine technology

    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{d09b12be51a7a6a48787a7bc3312473190ccc1fdbfe07795db7f7cb91fdca1cd} lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

  • Manual fuel pump (Purger)
    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.

  • STIHL ErgoStart (E)
    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.

  • Simplified starting system
    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.

  • Loop handle (R)
    Loop handle (R)

    The loop handled grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for working in areas where space is limited, e.g. thinning between bushes and shrubs.


Masseys are open 7 days a week and our staff are always on hand to help and advise in store.

Stihl FS56 RC-E Brushcutter Specification:

Displacement: 27.2 cm
Power output: 0.8 kW/1.1 bhp
Weight: 4.7 kg
Cutting blade: AutoCut 25-2 mowing head
Fuel capacity : 0.34 l
Vibration levels left/right: 5.8/5.8 m/s
Vibration levels left/right with metal blade: 6.0/6.6 m/s
Overall length: 1.7 m
Sound pressure level: 94.0 dB(A)
Sound power level: 104.0 dB(A)
Comes with harness
FS 56R does not come with a blade – but you can put one on
Warranty: 2 year domestic

The Stihl FS56 RC-E Brushcutter is available from Masseys in Swadlincote Derbyshire.


Purchased from Masseys – If your machine was purchased from Masseys and it develops a manufacturing fault during the warranty period, simply return the machine to store and our mechanics will repair the machine free of charge. A warranty repair is when the machine has failed because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.

Purchased online – If your machine was purchased from elsewhere, then we charge an initial £29.99 inspection charge to look at the machine. This will be refunded if the fault is a warranty issue and when the manufacturer has processed and accepted the warranty claim in full. Warranty for non-Masseys customers is 4-12 weeks as we have a duty to ensure our own customers are prioritised first.

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Stihl FS56 RC-E Brushcutter MasseysStihl FS56 RC-E Brushcutter (Comes with strimmer head)

Our Price £315.00

Availability: In stock