HT 56 C-E


Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $359.95

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A low-emission and fuel-efficient pole pruner for homeowners, complete with 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 comes equipped with a durable STIHL bar and chain for optimal cutting performance. Its unique two-piece shaft design makes for easy storage and transport and the STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting almost effortless. Priced less than other S...Read More
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HT 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.7 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 6.0 kg (13.3 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, 10" 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.

    •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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    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 4.9 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Wow......this pole saw is awesome and for a great price....never had a power tool start so easy....I have other Stihl saws, but this is by far the easiest to start....a child could start it, so lock it up.It is well balanced and makes short work of any job.Its also easy and safe to cut any limbs on the ground as your hands and body are 6 or 7 feet from the actual chain saw.This saw is a winner. My Stihl dealer Chappell tractor in Milford NH had it all set up and gassed up when I picked it up...not going to find that service in a big box store
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw. Starts easily,plenty of power.Lots to do with it. Have several other Sthil products,always top notch.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool good value All my products will be stihl from now on best quality at a fair price
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at an awesome price After the first time I used the pole saw I wondered why it took me so long to purchase one. Great power makes cutting the edges of shooting lanes quick and easy. Being able to break the unit down into two pieces makes it easy to transport on a UTV or ATV. I can't say enough to good things about this pole saw! Thanks STIHL!
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pull strign breaks frequently. Pull string has broken twice with maybe 20 hours on the saw. No odd stresses or anything. Starts pretty easy when the string is good. Can't remove the cover with my standard size tools so will have to look for the right size. 10 hours and a trip to a dealer is truly dismal quality and performance for an expensive saw. It is likely I could get better reliability out of a much cheaper piece of equipment. Great saw when working. Poor reliability.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pole saw for home owners with a medium sized property. It works well for homeowners who need to cut branches up to 8 or 9 inches.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product using on small hobby farm does great job, not to heavy very dependable
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tools Never been disappointed in Stijl products little pricey but love the quality
Date published: 2016-09-24
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