HT 56 C-E

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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)
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
WEIGHT*
5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) w/ cutting attachment
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. *Dry weight.

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 4.7 out of 5 by 111.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast saw I have used it several times and this is perfect for them low hanging branches! Good saw!
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start when cold Its hard to start when cold. When its warmed up its real easy to start. Good power and really like how it breaks down in two pieces, makes it easy to haul in my short bed truck.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for the home user I am still in the break in period so I have not ran this at full throttle but I have easily cut everything that I needed to do. The trimmer easily comes apart for storage. It started on the first pull after priming with fuel. Very easy to use. I like the Stihl quality!
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It makes working seem effortless After the tornado, tree limbs every where. After using this product you can't tell we ever had trees tore up.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Bought the Stihl HT 56 C-E pole saw after one of my trees split in a storm. It started right up and the chain cut through branches like butter. We made quick work of a fairly large tree. Glad I purchased it!
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features at a great price Purchased this pole pruner to replace an old Poulan Pole Pruner with the assistance of the knowledgeable staff at Hope Mills Saw and Mower. They asked what my needs were and matched me to a couple of different pole pruners. Based upon my great experience with other Stihl products and the sales price on this unit, I purchased it. I've used it twice and it provides a quick start, runs smoothly and does a great job of cutting branches. I would highly recommend both the outstanding staff at Hope Mills Saw and Mower and the Stihl Pole Pruner for all of your outdoor power equipment needs.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality is miles past other brands This pole saw is fantastic. I borrowed another brand from a friend, and wasn't impressed, so I've held off on buying one until now. Since all of my two-stroke tools are Stihl, (two trimmers, two blowers, three chainsaws, hedge trimmer, tiller) I decided to bite the bullet and invest in the HT56C-E. I wish I had done this long ago. Just like other Stihl products, it performs far past my expectations. If you're contemplating buying this saw, just go buy it. You will be happy you did.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cutting power. I finally upgraded from a batter powered pole saw to the 56C. What a machine. It cuts fast and clean and has never ending power. It has made my life so much better when needing the many trees on my property trimmed.
Date published: 2019-03-28
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