HT 56 C-E
A low-emission and fuel-efficient pole pruner for homeowners, complete with Easy2Start™ technology.
Don’t let overgrown branches loom over your property. Prune those branches with the STIHL HT 56 C-E pole pruner. It’s nearly effortless to start thanks to our Easy2Start™ technology – just give it a light pull and watch the STIHL HomeScaper Series™ engine roar to life. The pruner is also lightweight and features 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.
Trimming tall trees and hedges around the home doesn’t have to be difficult. With STIHL homeowner pole pruners, you have just the tool you need to cut hard-to-reach branches. Turn to our easy-to-use, versatile and dependable STIHL pole pruner to get the job done. Here are the features you’ll find on every STIHL homeowner pole pruner:
- STIHL Easy2Start™ 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.
- Ematic™ Guide Bar includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
- STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain is manufactured exclusively by STIHL.
- Side-Access Chain Tensioner for easy chain adjustment.
- Unique Two-Piece Shaft Design provides easy storage and transport.
- STIHL HomeScaper™ Series Engine provides increased efficiency, ergonomic design and better durability.
- Clip for Strap or Harness enables more even weight distribution and greater comfort.
- Heavy-Duty Steel on Steel Centrifugal Clutch helps reduce slippage and provides durable, long-lasting wear.
- High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion resistant.
- Air Filter Cover is easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
- Protected Choke Lever/Knob helps prevent damage.
- Protected or Enclosed Control Cables eliminate dangling and loose wires.
- Protected Spark Arrester Muffler has large baffles, which reduce noise and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
- Protected Spark Plug is protected yet easy to change.
- Purge Pump Primer enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, providing easier starts.
- Specialized Sprocket Cover cut out for faster chip removal.
- Throttle Trigger Interlock helps prevent accidental acceleration.
- Upright Translucent Fuel Tank allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
- Lined Drive Shaft provides smooth operation and less vibration.
Visit your STIHL Dealer for hands-on demonstrations and personal assistance to find the perfect pole pruner for your needs. With STIHL pole pruners and pole pruner accessories such as support harnesses, lopper attachments and forestry helmet systems, you can take your lawn care to new heights.
STIHL is the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America and the Number One selling brand of chain saws 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.
|HT 56 C-E Specifications - Occasional Use|
|DISPLACEMENT||27.2 cc (1.7 cu. in.)|
|ENGINE POWER||0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)|
|WEIGHT (with cutting attachment)||6.2 kg (13.7 lbs.)|
|FUEL CAPACITY||340 cc (11.5 oz.)|
|CHAIN OIL CAPACITY||220 cc (7.4 oz.)|
|OILOMATIC® CHAIN||1/4” RMS, 10" Bar and Chain|
|The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which power head it is installed on.|
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
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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.
Unique Two-Piece Shaft Design
This unique shaft design provides easy storage and transport.
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.
Common Features for Pole Pruners
View the features common to many STIHL pole pruners.
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For heavyweight protection that won’t weigh you down, choose Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps from STIHL. They’re rugged, yet comfortable to wear and easily fit over your work clothes. Sewn into the legs of the chaps are nine layers of Engtex®, a cut-retardant material designed to reduce the risk or severity of injury to the body parts covered by the pads in the event of contact with the rotating saw chain of a gasoline-powered chain saw. The open-back design of these chaps makes them a great choice for hot working conditions. These Pro Mark™ apron chaps provide three additional layers of Engtex® than our standard apron chaps. STIHL chain saw protective apparel is also wash and wear, unlike some other brands that require dry cleaning or light surface cleaning.
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Available color: High Visibility Orange
Available lengths: 32", 36", 40"
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Available color: High Visibility Orange
Available sizes: S (8), M (9), L (10), XL (11)
The woods can hold many dangers. Stay one step ahead with the Forestry Helmet System from STIHL. The protection starts with a hard shell of ABS thermoplastic. It gets even better with a six-point, ratchet-style suspension system that absorbs shock and keeps the helmet stable while you work.
The system also features a Cool Guard sweatband to keep perspiration out of your eyes, as well as a built-in rain gutter to direct rain away from your face during inclement weather. Adjustable hearing protectors comfortably reduce noise while an epoxy-coated steel full-face screen helps protect from flying debris.
Hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G & C. Hearing protectors meet ANSI S3.19-1974 and have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24 dB(A).