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KM 56 RC-E

KM 56 RC-E
This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.

Model Features

  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor when pushed, reducing the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operation.
  • Quick-Release Coupling
    The quick-release coupling system makes it easy to switch between Kombi attachments. In addition, this feature allows KombiSystem equipment to be dismantled into two parts for easy transport and storage and then re-assembled quickly without tools.

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  • Split Shaft
    A split shaft and special toolless quick-release coupling lets you easily switch between attachments, making the KombiSystem highly versatile as well as easy to transport and store.
  • Electronic Ignition Module
    The electronic ignition provides reliable starting and because it is fully enclosed, it is protected from moisture and debris for longer service life.
  • Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle help makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
  • 13 optional attachments available 
    Create a custom yard care system with up to 13 optional attachments – trim, edge, cultivate, prune, clean up and more!

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu in)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT
4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
340 cc (11.5 oz.)
POWER SOURCE
Gas
Weights shown are for powerheads only.

Important Information

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

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

KM 56 RC-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable - it's a Stihl I haven't used it much yet, but it has sure worked well when I have. I am using the straight trimmer attachment, but plan to buy a brush cutter and possibly a pole trimmer also. Good power and runs smooth. Not sure the harness is that helpful, doesn't seem to balance well, but the machine is plenty light enough to use without it.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the ability to change out the trimmer to the heavy brush cutter etc. with ease I love the ability to change out the trimmer to the brush cutter with ease
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from All attachemnts keep sticking. I purchase this product and it has been back to the dealership for repair 3 times in less than 6 months. The attachments is very hard to separate from the base.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love easy2start This is the best powerhead I have owned it starts easy and has plenty of power to handle tiller attachment in heavy clay areas.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the quick start. Love the quick start, and power to get the job done, without giving me any issues.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool for Around the House I purchased the Kombi system with the string trimmer. I have been looking at replacing my battery operated string trimmer with a gas powered one because I hated the loss of power I would experience in the middle of trimming my lawn. I knew STIHL was a market leader and so I wanted to incorporate this brand in my next purchase. I settled on the Kombi so I can expand the use in the future. I plan on purchasing the hedge trimmer along with the bed definer or edger in the future.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adaptable with great power It's great to have only one engine with multiple attachments and not have to compromise on power and dependability.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great residential multi-tasking tool with a strong motor. Worth every penny, well worth every dollar. Strong motor with more power than any other residential product on the market. A great investment, purchased the head and trimmer first and the curved edger second. Invest in the quick change trimmer head over the standard. The curved edger has plenty of power and it easy to use. Use premium non-ethenal gas and Stihl 2 cycle oil and your motor will run great. Change the air and fuel filter yearly too. The power and dependability of Stihl makes their products worth every penny, well dollar. GS in Germantown, TN.
Date published: 2017-05-04
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