New Professional Hedge Trimmer Powers through Tough Tasks

STIHL HS 56 C-E features a reduced-emission engine for lessened environmental impact
Release Date: 9/1/2011
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HS 56 C-E


VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. Ideal for cutting and pruning hedges, bushes and shrubs, the powerful STIHL HS 56 C-E hedge trimmer is a great value for professionals. Compared to the HS 81, the HS 56 C-E hedge trimmer is more balanced and significantly lighter, helping reduce operator fatigue and has 68 percent less exhaust emissions, lowering the impact on the environment. The reduced-emission engine also delivers improved fuel efficiency for longer run times.

Increased blade rigidity, a new blade tooth geometry and double- sided 24-inch cutter bar provide better trimming performance. A new ergonomic loop handle provides increased comfort for the user, and the Easy2Start™ system combined with the single Master Control Lever™ makes starting the HS 56 C-E quick and easy. A blade tip guard helps prevent damage to the blade, gearbox and objects near the hedge.

Ergonomic, fuel efficient and environmentally responsible, the STIHL HS 56 C-E is a great value to power professionals through tough tasks.

About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand, the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), National FFA, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), and the National Association of State Park Directors.

HS 56 C-E Specifications - Professional Use
DISPLACEMENT 21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
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