HT 56 C-E - $389.99 DSRP


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HT 56 C-E

DSRP: $389.99

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A fuel-efficient pole pruner with a lightweight gearbox and Easy2Start™ technology.

For those out-of-reach pruning jobs, STIHL is here to help with the HT 56 C-E pole pruner. Powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine, the HT 56 C-E strikes a good balance between performance and efficiency. 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...Read More
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HT 56 C-E 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.
Model Features
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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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    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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    Unique Two-Piece Shaft Design
    This unique shaft design provides easy storage and transport.
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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.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Pole Pruners
    View the features common to many STIHL pole pruners.

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…
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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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    High Performance 2-Cycle Engine Oil
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    •2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix

    •5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix

    •6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix

    •12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix

    STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.

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    Bar and Chain Oil
    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

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    Multi-ply wrist cuff for outstanding glove life. High visibility, upgraded canvas back. Sizes available M, L, XL.
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    Adjustable hearing protection. Epoxy-coated full face screen. Tough ABS hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G. All parts are replaceable.

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HT 56 C-E is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 94.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size for home/hunt club work Love this thing! I've used it heavily for a couple weeks now. It is durable, light, and very effective at trimming trees and brush! It starts on first pull. It idles perfectly. It has enough power to cut through large branches and some small trees. Largest I've cut so far is 6" in diameter. Went through it like a hot knife through butter!! Love it!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal for the home owner. I have enjoy this saw on many projects so far. I am disappointed that the cover (dust cover cap) for the exposed ends when the saw is broken down in 2 pieces for storage and transporting was not in the package when I bought it was not in with the tools/manual package. This item was mention in the manual as it being supplied with saw but the Stihl dealer it was not included, I can only assume since it came already assembled on display that the dealer thought it was just shipping material and threw it away when they assembled it for display.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tool for the job Easy to maneuver and plenty power for the job compared to similar products in this class. While there are much more powerful products (from Stihl or others), satisfied with the value and power at this price point. Great easy work. Store where purchased is A++++ professional and helpful.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade the bar and chain Great tool. But if you don't want to rev your engine for long periods cutting a three or four inch branch then upgrade the bar to a 14 inch and thicker chain and you will need a bigger chain sprocket. Now! It cuts through quick and the bite is thick. And the engine doesn't rev up as much or as long. Very happy with Stihl products.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product except the included bump head Nice product except the included line bump head string breaks everytime the strings hit a solid object. When this happens it takes15 minutes to get going again after rethreading the lines. A few days after purchasing I had to spend more money on another trimmer head and string refill pieces leaving me with the original unuseable trimmer head.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pole saw This is a great tool to have if you need to trim trees. Stihl products are great to have in your arsenal of cutting tools. Doesn’t get any better. Highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pole saw! This saw is heavier than I expected but it is balanced and the weight helps cut through limbs 4 or 5 inches thick like butter. The carrying strap doesn’t fit well but it’s not always needed. It starts on 1 or 2 pulls and idles as long as you want. I now have a Stihl pole saw, chainsaw, weed eater, and tiller and I’m happy with all of them.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use After reading many reviews I decided to purchase this pruner. We have a lot of fenced pastures with tree limbs hanging over which are difficult to trim. after 20 minutes of sawing all the overhanging branches were down and the fences are free from dangerous limbs. Awesome product like other Stihl products I own, highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-05-03
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