HT 56 C-E - $359.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price HT 56 C-E DSRP:  $359.95

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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)
WEIGHT 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) w/ cutting attachment
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
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
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…
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
    This STIHL High Performance oil is a quality 2-cycle engine oil developed for all STIHL products and especially suitable for professional chainsaws.

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    •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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    No-Spill® Fuel Containers
    The latest advance in gasoline can technology is here with No-Spill® fuel containers. Featuring a special treated body for low permeation, thumb-button flow controls for easier pouring, and a wide and stable base design to reduce upsets, No-Spill® fuel containers help ensure that the gasoline goes into your tank, not on the ground or into the air. Fill even smaller-sized tanks without spilling – flow stops automatically when the tank becomes full. With 1¼-gallon, 2 ½-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs. Ask your local STIHL Dealer about No-Spill® fuel containers. Don’t settle for anything less.

    Meets California Air Resources Board Phase II requirements for sale or use in California. No-Spill® gasoline cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-852-99 standard specification for portable gasoline containers for consumer use and our diesel and kerosene cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-976-02 standard specification for portable kerosene and diesel containers for consumer use.

For Your Safety
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    Deputy Glasses

    Tough protection that also looks the part. The STIHL Deputy Glasses meet ANSI standard Z87.1+ and feature both protection and style. The lenses are a scratch-resistant polycarbonate that block out 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. They are also comfortable to wear, featuring a soft rubber nosepiece and dual-mold rubber temples that helps to keep the glasses in place when the head is in motion. Stop by our Dealership to check out these and other great protective eyewear styles. Shown in Brown Frame / Brown Mirror Lens. Available lens colors (Black Frame): Blue Mirror, Smoke (Brown Frame): Brown Mirror

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    Heavy-Duty Work Gloves
    Multi-ply wrist cuff for outstanding glove life. High visibility, upgraded canvas back. Sizes available M, L, XL.
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    Forestry Helmet System
    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 4.7 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw Great saw. Very easy to operate. Nice that you can break it down for easier storage.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! Pole Saw Excellent!! This pole saw is very dependable and does a great job even cutting thru big limbs!!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Powerful I have many trees on my property that require yearly maintenance. This has incredible power even on very thick limbs! The engine has no problem handling any type of wood and the cutting head and chain go through the limbs like a hot knife through butter. At this price point, I can't believe how great it works. It's the typical fantastic quality I've come to expect from Stihl.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great limb pruner, easy to use This limb pruner works as advertised, easy to use and simpler than manual pruners.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy with this pole saw I probably have less than 10 total hours in this product, and has been nothing but trouble since I first started it. Chain got really dull very quickly. Had to go buy another overpriced chain at dealer, also went dull very quickly. Now I can't get it to run at all. It starts fine, but when throttle is pressed, it bogs down and won't turn the chain. I pulled the spark plug boot to check the spark plug as the manual directed, but the terminal cap in the boot broke. Now I have to take in and pay to get this fixed. Not to mention the awkwardness of the machine. Its very hard to work on because it won't sit flat, keeps rolling over. Poor design!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this product is easy to use and always starts love the dependability and work it does. it doesn't seem to be very powerful like I was expecting.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pole trimmer 56 C Love the trimmer, easy to use, but after using one time cutting 2 small limbs I put it in my garage and when I came out the following day I had a puddle of chain lube on the garage floor. It did not turn over it just leaked out. Not happy about that! I have 4 other Stihl products and no problems!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to maneuver in close brush Found a super deal at my local Stihl Dealer. Have about 10 miles of lanes to keepup and this item fits the bill.Really like the easy start.And balanced so that a guy whose is 75 can swing it around without getting tired.
Date published: 2017-02-03
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