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HT 56 C-E

HT 56 C-E
A fuel-efficient pole pruner with a lightweight gearbox and Easy2Start™ technology.

Product Description

Don’t let overgrown branches loom over your property. Prune them with the redesigned STIHL HT 56 C-E pole pruner. It features a lightweight gearbox that enhances maneuverability and user comfort. It also features an inside (left-hand) guide bar and saw chain mounting system, providing a better view of cutting. Starting is nearly effortless thanks to STIHL Easy2Start™ technology – just give it a light pull and hear the engine come to life. The pruner also includes a unique, two-piece shaft design for easy storage and transport. It’s a great addition to your landscaping arsenal, all for an affordable price.

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.
  • Unique Two-Piece Shaft Design
    This unique shaft design provides easy storage and transport.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT
5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) w/ cutting attachment
OVERALL LENGTH
9'2"
FUEL CAPACITY
340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® Chain/Guide Bar Size
71 PM3 / 25 cm, (10 in. Bar)
POWER SOURCE
Gas
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.

Important Information

WARNING! Risk of Electrocution: These tools are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects, do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.

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

HT 56 C-E is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 75.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product did was was intended to do Product is worth price and gets the job done with power
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fine trimmer I've used this pole saw a lot -- even more than I thought I would when I bought it. It's a handy item to have and makes cutting limbs a lot easier. It starts easily and runs great. It's a little heavy, but I'm old and puny and I'm sure that's not a problem for others. In any case, it's a nice product and I heartily recommend it.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! I purchased this about two weeks ago and immediately began using it. It has been great! It saws easily through branches whether dead or alive. Being able to reach areas needing pruning has made my yard look significantly better. It is easy to use and the shoulder belt is very adequate for balancing the weight of the product. It starts easily, just make sure to keep the chain oil filled as you will spend more time cutting branches than probably planned.. I highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chainsaw Excellent, reliable, and well built. Has helped me keep my dead limbs cleaned up.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HT 56 C POLE PRUNER Easy to start and smooth running. Saves me lots of time. It is very convenient that this pole pruner comes apart for storage, but Stihl should make an accessory extension to put in the middle for added length.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, lightweight, convenient This is a good pole trimmer for a homeowner, powerful enough to cut hard dead live oak limbs and goes through overgrown green limbs on a Bradford pear like a knife through butter. Being a 2 piece model means easy transport and easy storage. Starting is effortless. It's fairly lightweight. My only caution, 15 minutes cutting with this saw can create an hour's worth of picking up.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price I bought this pruner for occasional use and it works really well. I have other products with this engine and they have been reliable.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Light enough that you'll actually grab it and use it vs the big cumbersome models. Very happy with this.
Date published: 2017-08-07
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Pole Pruners
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