KM 56 RC-E
This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.
Versatile doesn’t even begin to describe the capability packed into the KM 56 RC-E KombiMotor. This multi-tasking tool features a low-emission STIHL engine that delivers both power and fuel efficiency. The KM 56 RC-E and its optional STIHL KombiSystem attachments are great for a wide range of jobs around the yard, from trimming and cutting, to edging and clearing. And thanks to its Easy2Start™ system, the only thing standing between you and your day is an easy pull of the starter cord.
NOTE: STIHL KombiMotors and STIHL KombiSystem attachments are sold separately.
When you’re replacing multiple pieces of outdoor equipment, you want assurance that your STIHL KombiSystem is made to last. Our homeowner KM Series KombiMotors are crafted from durable, premium components. Here are just a few of the common features you’ll find on our STIHL KombiMotors:
- Multi-Function Control Handle delivers easy access to ON/OFF and throttle controls on one comfortable handle. This makes it easy to use without the operator’s hand ever leaving the handle.
- Fuel-Efficient Engine reduces fuel costs.
- Ergonomic Design reduces fatigue and enables comfortable operation.
- Smooth Edges will not snag on clothing or brush.
- Adjustable Front Handle and Harness can be positioned for optimal comfort.
- Quick-Release Coupling system makes it easy to switch between Kombi attachments. In addition, this feature allows KombiSystem equipment to be assembled quickly and without tools.
- 13 Optional, Interchangeable Attachments allow you to trim, edge, prune, clean up and more.
- Easy-Access Air Filter allows for easy filter cleaning or replacement.
- Electronic Ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.
- Built-in Hanger in the rear for easy storage.
- High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion resistant.
- Heavy-Duty Steel-on-Steel Centrifugal Clutch helps reduce slippage and provides durable, long-lasting wear.
- Long-Life Engine Cylinders provide optimal cooling, lubrication and more power output per cubic centimeter of engine displacement for maximum wear life.
- Protected Choke Lever/Knob helps prevent damage.
- Protected Spark Plug is protected yet easy to change.
- Purge Pump Primer lets you prime the carburetor without flooding it.
- Enclosed Throttle Cables eliminate dangling and loose wires.
- Spark Arrester Muffler has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
- Throttle Trigger Interlock helps prevent accidental acceleration.
- Upright Fuel Tank with Retainer Cap for easy fueling in the field.
- Fully Lined Drive Shaft provides smooth operation and less vibration.
For more information and hands-on demonstrations, visit your local, servicing STIHL Dealer. Our KombiSystem experts will walk you through how easy it is to switch out attachments and help you find the KombiMotor and KombiSystem attachments that best suit your needs.
STIHL is the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America and the Number One selling brand of chainsaws in the world*. Sold and serviced through our network of independent Dealers, STIHL power tools deliver versatility and dependability. STIHL tools are German engineered, and many are built right here in America and exported to over 90 countries around the world.* To find one of the over 8,000 STIHL Dealers near you, visit the Dealer Locator.
*A majority of STIHL powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2013 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers ©2014 STIHL.
|KM 56 RC-E Specifications - Occasional Use|
|DISPLACEMENT||27.2 cc (1.66 cu in)|
|ENGINE POWER||0.8 kW (1.1 bhp)|
|WEIGHT||4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)|
|FUEL CAPACITY||340 cc (11.5 oz.)|
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.
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Built in the USA
Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
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.
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.
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.
See it in action!
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.
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.
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*Double your warranty when you include STIHL HP Ultra Oil (six 2.6-oz. bottles) or STIHL MotoMix® premixed fuel (six 32-oz. cans or a 1-gal. container) with your STIHL product purchase. Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased and registered for personal non-income producing, family and household purposes only. Other restrictions apply. See dealer for details.
No-Spill® fuel containers advance convenience and quality in gasoline-can design by reducing emissions of hydrocarbons from evaporation, permeation and spillage. This helps protect the environment as well as saves you on fuel costs due to waste. Each container is molded from fluorinated, high molecular weight material for low permeation. The thumb-button flow control allows filling even smaller-sized tanks reducing the risk of spilling and is designed to stop the flow automatically when the tank becomes full to prevent overflowing. Built on a wide and stable base for less likelihood of upsets and equipped with child-resistant closures, all No-Spill® containers comply with both EPA and CARB requirements. With 1¼-gallon, 2 ½-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.
For Your Safety
Sleek and smart, STIHL GSX Glasses are an ideal combination of style and protection. Adjustable temples allow a customized fit while a soft nose pad offers comfort that lasts all day. These polycarbonate glasses feature impact-resistant lenses and filter out 99% of harmful UV rays.
Meets ANSI Z87+ Standard
Available lens colors: Smoke Mirror, Blue Mirror
STIHL HomeScaper Series™ Gloves feature a surprisingly soft and durable goat skin leather, which lasts twice as long as common leathers. Innovative keyed thumb stitching provides super comfort and gripping ability. The gloves also feature open cuffs for improved airflow and gathered wrists for a snug fit that keeps out dirt and other debris.
Materials: Goat skin leather
Available sizes: S, M, L, XL
Turn workplace noise into beautiful music with the HP 25 R Headphone Radio from STIHL. These hearing protectors turn down the volume on loud equipment and feature an AM/FM tuner. They are also MP3 capable, so you can work to your own beats.
Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 25 dB(A)
Available color: Orange
NOTE: Includes MP3 cable and batteries