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SH 56 C-E

SH 56 C-E
A fuel-efficient shredder vac/blower with the convenience of the Easy2Start™ System.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    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 fast and easy. 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.
  • Shoulder Strap
    The STIHL shoulder strap allows for greater maneuverability and helps reduce operator fatigue, allowing the user to work comfortably.
  • Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT
5.2 kg (11.5 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
540 cc (18.3 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE*
13 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY**
60 m/sec. (134 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY**
71 m/sec. (159 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**
700 m3/h (412 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING**
70 dB(A)
BAG CAPACITY
1.5 cu. ft. = 1.2 bushel
POWER SOURCE
Gas
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.

Important Information

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. Learn More…

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

SH 56 C-E is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good Bought the shredder vacuum for my acre lot, not a lot of trees on it. Used it to pick up the leaves blown into the fence, worked perfectly. Went into the flower beds with mulch and leaves, works fine until you suck up big pieces of mulch. I jammed it a couple times, took the tube off removed the mulch and kept on going.Used it as a leaf blower works great, does what you expect it to do.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor product and poor service Bought this new in 2016, had trouble after four or five months. Problems with the unit stalling and restarting frequently experience. Took it to a dealer who tuned it up for about half the cost of a new one. Still ran poorly for several more months. Company would not Warrantee the product and can't buy another one from this company.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is great I bought this blower vac this spring to clean up last leafs leaves. This machine will clog if you try to suck up too many wet leaves. So I had to scatter them with the blower configuration then after they had some time in the sun to dry this machine in the vacuum configuration easily sucked them all up. I have been very please with this machine. Sense the leave clean up it gets used once a week to clean off my patio and sidewalks. It so far has been very easy to start. I will update this review once the machine gets some age on it
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for leaves and yard waste I wanted this product so I could remove the leaves and other trash/yard waste from around my rose bushes and other shrubs without having to do it all by hand. Great product!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for snow and leaves. After trying to use a rechargeable leaf blower to move snow, which did not work as the battery got cold, we decided to use a Stihl leaf blower. I have used their chainsaw for years and it works great. This item was actually less expensive and we used the Moto Mix fuel in it which provides several advantages. First, the engine is protected by a longer warranty, it starts clean and runs great--every time, and the blower does not have an unpleasant gas smell. We store it inside, why walk through the snow to get to the garage, and we store it on a boot tray to catch any snow melt. It easily moves up to five inches (the most we have had at one time) of dry snow and I can clean off my back deck, front sidewalk, and most of my driveway in about 20 minutes. I can get about four uses out of one tank of fuel and the Moto Mix fills my tank two and half times. A great item that works excellently for moving snow. I cannot wait to use it in our flower beds and rock gardens to move leaves when it gets warmer.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Half way through 3rd use it's already broken. Pros:-versatility-price- user friendlyCons:-It jammed each of the 3 times used.-Pull cable spring broke after 3rd time of using it.-bag is too small
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this machine! Read a lot of reviews before buying this vacuum and the people that complain about it aren't using it correctly.First, buy it from a dealer that services Stihl equipment.They (at least at the ace I went to)will start the machine before you buy it, and walk you through the correct procedure, that was awesome. The biggest thing with these is common sense, don't go plunging the nozzle in a big pile cause that will clog it. You will learn how much the unit can handle and just don't exceed that. I skim the the pile back and forth and works great. I have big maple leafs and it chews them right up. Like the bag ,it works just fine. I love this machine! Only use the good Stihl synthetic oil and a little staybil , that's the key.I have another blower and only use this for the vacuum shredder so as far as switching back and forth I don't know. Love this machine!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the hardest starting unit I have ever owed. I never use it for blowing, It's such a hassle to start. I use other blowers I own, so the only time I use it is to vacuum our leaves in and around the breezeway that get gathered around the plantings, if I can get it to start! The unit has almost no hours on it and I would not recommend it to anyone. When you can get it to start it does a very good job in the vacuum mode and saves a lot of time removing the leaves from around shrubs and is great for cleaning up around the ground cover.
Date published: 2016-11-16
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